fj1The International Conference Francis Joseph and Croats in World War I (Medjunarodni znanstveni skup Franjo Josip i Hrvati u prvome svjetskom ratu) took place on November 21, 2016 in Zagreb. The event, organized by Matica hrvatska with the support of Hungarian institute in Zagreb, studies the life of the emblematic ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The conference generated massive public and press interest. Our institute was represented by senior research fellows Imre Ress, Dénes Sokcsevits Dénes (also the Director of Hungarian Institute in Zagreb), and Krisztián Csaplár-Degovics. Details of the program can be found here.

This issue examines the history of enterprises in Central and Eastern Europe in the processes of adaptation. The histories of enterprises thus are not themselves the focal point of inquiry. Rather, they are of interest in relation to the events that took place when an enterprise was compelled, because of changes in the economic, political or social milieu, to adapt or transform itself, making changes to its business policies, personnel policies, production structures, marketing practices, supply sources, etc.  See more at

This issue covers a wide range of topics, including the underexplored origins of the Hungarian labor service in the mid-1930s, the ideologically charged reception of the first major trial focusing on the Holocaust in the early 1960s, the history of human emotions, the “cold” history of a bureaucracy, the economic motivation and involvement of local perpetrators, and the specific experiences of Hungarian Jewish ghetto dwellers in various ghettos and slave laborers in an unfamiliar and inhospitable metropolis. Free for download at