VamberyAn international conference was organized by the Arminius Vámbéry Centennial Committee, the Eötvös Loránd University and the Research Centre for the Humanities on September 13, 2013, on the 100th Anniversary of Arminius Vámbéry’s Death in Budapest, as a part of the Hungarian and international programs of the Vámbéry Memorial Year. Ármin Vámbéry (1832–1913), a Hungarian orientalist, Turkologist and traveller died a hundred years ago. A week earlier, the first of the series of scholarly events was organized in Ankara by the Turkish Linguistic Society, after this conference, the Istanbul University will have a commemoration, then a conference will be held in Iran and finally in Dunaszerdahely, where Vámbéry spent his childhood. (For the Hungarian series of events, see here.)

The 43th Mogersdorf Cultural History Symposium was held in Koprivnica, Croatia on July 2–5, 2013, with the participation of two researchers of our Institute. The regional cooperation in historiography and cultural history research among Somogy and Vas counties (Hungary), Burgenland and Steiermark (Austria), Croatia and Slovenia has been going on since 1969, and regular (annual) symposia are held alternatively in Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. The main theme of the symposium of this year was Geschichte der Körperkultur und des Sports im pannonischen Raum im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Our Institute was represented by Sándor Szakály, scientific advisor and research team leader, lecturing on Sport in der ungarischen Armee zwischen 1868 und 1945 and Zoltán Fónagy, senior research fellow, lecturing on Der saubere Bürger und der stinkende Bauer. Körperhygiene um die Jahrhundertwende in Ungarn. The program of the symposium can be seen here.

vambery1An international conference will be organized by the Arminius Vámbéry Centennial Committee, the Eötvös Loránd University and the Research Centre for the Humanities on September 13, 2013 from 10 a.m. on the 100th Anniversary of Arminius Vámbéry’s Death at the Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Aula Magna. The program of the conference can be found here. You can read about the lecturers and the abstracts of the papers here.

Negotiations were held in Sarajevo, June 27, to make preparations for the international conference titled The Significance and Legacy of the Great War to be held next year commemorating the centennial anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The Great War and its legacy continue to be subjects of challenging academic debate. To mark its centenary the University of Buckingham, together with its Bosnian partner, the Sarajevo School of Science & Technology have planned an international conference, to take place in Sarajevo 26–28 June 2014, at which scholars from a variety of disciplines will be brought together to consider these themes.

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