L’Académie hongroise des sciences est en danger. L’appel à soutien du Forum de ses personnels auquel le GDR répondra concerne toutes les institutions et les collègues concernés par la liberté de la recherche et son avenir en général et dans l’UE en particulier.


Cher(e)s collègues, C’est avec une réelle inquiétude pour l’avenir de la liberté académique en Hongrie que je vous écris pour vous demander votre aide. En tant que chercheur de l’Académie hongroise des sciences, j’ai pu constater au cours des dernières … Continuer la lecture

PARU : Marius Turda, Eugenics and Nation in Early 20th Century Hungary, Palgrave Macmillan [mar. 2014]

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URL : http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/eugenics-and-nation-in-early-20th-century-hungary-marius-turda/?K=9781137293527

In 1900 Hungary was a regional power in Europe with imperial pretensions; by 1919 it was reduced to the status of a small Central European country, crippled by profound territorial, social and national transformations. This book chronicles the development of eugenic thinking in early twentieth-century Hungary, examining how eugenics was an integral part of this dynamic historical transformation. It served as a vehicle for transmitting social and biological messages that transcended the differences between political parties and opposing ideological world views. Hungarian eugenicists not only engaged in the same speculative debates concerning heredity and evolution as their counterparts did elsewhere in Europe and the USA, they also conjured up a national interpretation of the application of eugenics to society, one which aimed at solving long-standing social, economic and medical problems specific to Hungarian society.

Trauma – Holocaust – Literature – Budapest, Musée Petőfi

Dates et Lieux : 28-29 novembre 2014 – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1.  puis Musée Petőfi, Károlyi utca 16, Budapest.

URL de référence : http://www.pim.hu/object.a02890cd-49a7-41e9-acd1-8d2201a90c50.ivy

The Petőfi Literary Museum is pleased to invite you to participate in the Trauma – Holocaust – Literature Conference to be held in Budapest, on November 28-29, 2014. The conference is intended as a discussion of the history of representing the Holocaust, the cultural, artistic and literary processes and the theoretical problems this representation has entailed. Our explicit goal is to bring together, in a single session, influential international authors and their Hungarian colleagues, to enable and encourage a dialogue of unprecedented vibrancy.


28 NOVEMBRE – Aula Magna ELTE ÁJK, Egyetem tér 1. Budapest

09.30 Welcome Speeches / A konferenciát köszönti
  Csilla E. Csorba,  General Director, Petőfi Literary Museum
  Ernő Marosi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  Introduction / Bevezető
  Aleida Assmann, University of Konstanz, Germany
  Chair / elnök
  Aleida Assman
10.00 Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Indiana University, USA
Holocaust Memory at the Beginning of the 21st Century
  Wulf Kansteiner, Aarhus University, Denmark
On the Unlikely Rise and Precarious Future of Holocaust Memory
  Péter Dávidházi, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest
A Valediction, Forbidding Theologizing – Aladár Komlós’s Memorial Speech of 1946
  Coffee Break / kávészünet
  Chair / elnök
  Wulf Kansteiner
11.40 Tamás Kisantal, University of Pécs, Hungary

Searching for the Meaning of the Past – Victims and Martyrs in the Hungarian Literary Discourse

   Ernst van Alphen, Leiden University, Netherlands
List Mania in Holocaust Commemoration
  Gábor Palkó, Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest

Traumatic Memory and Second Order Cybernetics

   Péter György, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The Art of the Holocaust: Ethical Norms and Aesthetic Experiences – the Unavoidable Tension
  Lunch Break / ebészünet
  Chair / elnök
  Péter Dávidházi
15.40 Aleida Assman, University of Konstanz, Germany

Premediation and Unrepresentability of the Holocaust

  Judit Nóra Pintér, University of Szeged, Hungary
Trauma and Nostalgia in the Works of Imre Kertész
  Teri Szűcs, indipendent researcher, Budapest
Witnessing and Trauma in the Hungarian Literature of the Roma Holocaust


Chair / elnök
Ernst van Alphen
10.00 Robert Eaglestone, University of London, UK
‘Personal Responsibility under Dictatorship’ and Holocaust and Genocide Fiction
Katalin Orbán, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Naming and Sensing Place: Topographic Memories of Genocide in Contemporary Literary Narrative
Brett Ashley Kaplan, University of Illinois, USA
The Familial Nazi
Gábor Tamás Molnár,  Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
The (Re)Birth of Trauma Out of the Spirit of Music: the Atrocious and the Artistic in William Gass’s Middle C
Coffee Break / kávészünet
Chair / elnök
Tamás Kisantal
12.00 Gábor Gyáni, Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest

Hungarian Memory of the Holocaust 

Raffaella Di Castro, Italy
Witnesses of the Not-experienced: Those born after as artists of the “as if”
Andrea Pető, Central European University, Budapest
Gendered Memory of the Holocaust in Central Europe
Miklós Takács,  University of Debrecen, Hungary
Individual and Cultural Trauma: Analogies, Differences and Relationships
Lunch Break / ebészünet
Chair / elnök
Robert Eaglestone
15.40 Barry Langford, University of London, UK
“Maybe It Wasn’t That Way At All”: Reflexivity and Narrative Reversal as Ethical Performance in Jakob the Liar (1999) and Inglourious Basterds (2010)
John Neubauer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Literature and the Unspeakable
Hedvig Turai, International Business School, Budapest
Different Silences
Closing Speech / zárszó
Robert Eaglestone




Sur les chemins de saint Martin. Hongrie-France-Pologne – 26-27 novembre 2014

Colloque international organisé par le Centre scientifique à Paris de l’Académie polonaise des sciences, avec le concours du Centre culturel européen Saint Martin de Tours, l’Académie hongroise des sciences et la faculté d’histoire de l’Université Adam Mickiewicz à Poznań.

Date et Lieu : 26-27 novembre 2014, Centre scientifique à Paris de l’Académie polonaise des sciences – 74 rue Lauriston. 75116 Paris.

Voir le programme sur les affiches.

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AAC : Identities Beyond Borders – AHEA

Colloque international organisé par l’AHEA — American Hungarian Educators Association.
Deadline : 2 mars 2015.
URL : http://ahea.net

40th Annual Conference
9-11 July 2015

Babeş-Bolyai University
Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) will hold its 40th Annual Conference from 9 July through 11 July 2015 at the Babeş-Bolyai University in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We welcome participation by academic scholars, independent scholars, other educators, and graduate students who are devoted to the teaching, research, and dissemination of Hungarian culture, history, folklore, literature, language, fine arts, and music. Presenters must be or become members of AHEA to have their names appear on the program. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers, focusing on the presenters’ individual research and findings, connected with this year’s theme:

Identities Beyond Borders

Proposals should consist of an abstract of 200- 250 words; a brief scholarly biography, including degrees and scholarly fields (50-100 words); a description of any audio-visual requirements; and full contact information. Proposals must be submitted online at http://ahea.net/conferences/2015/submit-paper, no later than 2 March 2015. Program Committee Chairs, as listed below, will review for acceptance. Only one (electronic) submission per author will be considered. Individual paper presentations are limited to twenty minutes, to allow for ten minutes of discussion following the presentation. Although the major language of the conference is English, papers may be submitted in Hungarian.
Two tours are planned as adjunct programs for interested scholars attending the conference.  Prior to the conference, starting from Budapest and ending in Kolozsvár, a five-day bus tour will visit historic locations in Hungary and Transylvania, including visits to important educational centers. Following the conference leaving from Kolozsvár and ending in Budapest, a six-day bus tour is planned to visit historic and cultural sites of Transylvania, which will include exciting folklore programs.  Further details on both tours will be forthcoming soon.

Program Committee

  • Cultural Studies: Louise O. Vasvári, New York University
  • Education:  Judith Kesserű Némethy,  New York University
  • History:  Julia Bock, Long Island University, Brooklyn and
    Peter Pastor, Montclair State University
  • Literature:  Enikő M. Basa, Library of Congress
  • Music/Folklore:  Kálmán Magyar and Judith Olson
    American Hungarian Folklore Centrum, NJ
  • Science/Economics:  Susan Glanz, St. John’s University, NY

Babeş-Bolyai University, Department of Hungarian and General Linguistics
American Hungarian Folklore Centrum, NJ
Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center, NY

Local Organizing Committee   ̶  Kolozsvár
Emese Fazakas
Noémi Gál
Krisztina Sárosi – Márdirosz
Borbála Zsemlyei

Organizing Committee
Enikő Basa
Kálmán and Judith Magyar
James Niessen

AHEA Webmaster
Katalin Vörös, University of California, Berkeley