HIF Supports Four Outstanding Scholars at the 2017 American Hungarian Educators Conference

This year HIF supports the participation of four presenters from Hungary at the annual American Hungarian Educators Conference which this year focuses on “Sovereignty, Compromise, and the Making of Modern Hungary: 1867 and Beyond” held on May 27-29 in Toronto, Canada. 

The American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) and the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada this year will hold jointly their Annual Conference at Ryerson University in Toronto. The conference is the largest of its kind bringing together academics, 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.

The conference is part of a larger event, the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada organized annually by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences with the participation of some 70-80 other academic associations, each with its own conference.

The topic of the conference, Sovereignty, Compromise, and the Making of Modern Hungary: 1867 and Beyond The Compromise of 1867 was chosen because 1867 was a turning point in modern Hungarian history, and its 150th anniversary invites critical reflection on a wide range of topics dealing with the past, present, and future of Hungarian sovereignty and of Hungarian state and nation building more generally.

HIF’s conference support scholarships cover the participation of Judit Gabos of Eszterhazy Karoly University, Eger (Hungary) who will be presenting on Kodály and Bartók’s Transylvania, as reflected in their piano works, Arpad Hornyak of the University of Pécs who will discuss National self-defence and imperialism: The Balkan policy of István Tisza’s Hungary during World War I, Tamás Kovács of the National Archives of Hungary who will present a paper on Who Was Hungarian or a Hungarian Citizen Before 1948, According to the Documents of the Ministry of the Interior, and Éva Petrás Mártonffyné from the Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security who will discuss the Romantic Elements of Hungarian Nationalism and Their Transformation in the Compromise Era. 

To learn more about the conference, visit the website of the American Hungarian Educators Association at ahea.net.

The American Hungarian Educators Association (AHEA) is a scholarly and professional organization devoted to the teaching and dissemination of Hungarian culture.