|Friday, October 16, 2015||9:00AM - 6:00PM||108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs|
1 Devonshire Place
This one-day event aims to explore the diversity and inclusiveness of Hungarian Studies, while providing a platform for students at all levels and from a variety of backgrounds to share their ideas. Papers will explore the diversity of current research and encompass a wide range of multidisciplinary perspectives. The conference will feature the research of past and present students in the Hungarian Studies program. It is organized for students by students.
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome and introduction, Prof. Robert Austin, Chair, Dr. Stefania Szabo (Consul General of Hungary in Toronto), and Dr. Eva Tomory.
9:35 – 10:30 Guest speaker, Prof. Laaszlo Borhi (Peter A. Kadas Chair Associate Professor, Department of Central Eurasian Studies School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University): Containment, Liberation or Engagement? The Lessons of US Policy Towards Eastern Europe in the Cold War
10:30 – 11:45 Session 1: Exploring National Identity: Past and Present
Session chair: Dr. Eva Tomory (Hungarian Studies, University of Toronto)
Madelaina DePace (MA candidate, Centre for European, Russian, and
Eurasian Studies): After the Compromise: The Works of Gyula Benczur and the Construction of Hungarian National Identity
Fatin Tawfig (Political Science and Psychology, Trinity College): Budapest and the Revolution of 1956: What (truths) does the Hungarian nation wish?
Maria Mate (European Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs): Konstantinapoly Budapesten/ Constantinople in Budapest
11:45 – 12:00 Break and refreshments
12:00 – 1:15 Session 2: Reimagining Hungarian Art and Literature
Session chair: Prof. Sandor Hites (Guest Professor, Hungarian Studies, University of Toronto)
Hinako Takeuchi (Hungarian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs/Global Studies, Akita International University): The Impact of Christianity
in Modern Hungarian Literature
Alexander Kritikopoulos (Political Science, Woodsworth College): National Sport as a storytelling vehicle in Literature and in Film
Hyeokjun Kwon (Architectural Design, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design): Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: The Artwork of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and his contribution to the Modern Art
1:15 – 2:00 Lunch break
2:00 – 3:15 Session 3: Re
ections on fining the Other” and Representing Contentious Histories
Session chair: Susan Papp (History, University of Toronto)
Derakhshan Qurban-Ali (International Relations, Trinity College): Asylum in Flux: Refugee Policy and Integration in Hungary and Germany and
the Evolution of Irregular Migration Trends in the European Union
Laurence Cote-Pitre (European Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs):
Why Did Hungary Preserve its Communist Monuments and Create the Statue Park in Budapest in 1993?
Adrienn Goczi (Biochemistry, Victoria College): The Role of the Hungarian Scout Movement in the Lives of Hungarian Children, and Young Adults
Living in the North American Diaspora
3:15 – 3:30 Break and refreshments
3:30 – 4:45 Session 4: Into the Hungarian Psyche: Attitudes and Psychology
Session chair: Dr. Paul Shore (Religious Studies, University of Regina)
Kristen Csenkey (Hungarian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs):
Madame M. and Psychopathy: New Perspectives on Geza Csath
Matthew Korda (European Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs): Szomoru vasarnap”: the effects of Hungarian history on the national suicide rate
Hinako Takeuchi (Hungarian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs & Global Studies, Akita International University): A Comparative Study of the
Impact of Western Popular Culture on ELLs in Hungary and Japan
4:45 – 5:00 Presentation of awards
5:00 – 5:30 Concluding remarks
If you are attending a Munk School event and require accommodation(s), please email the event contact listed above to make appropriate arrangements.
Disclaimer: Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-946-8900.