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Challenges, conflicts and opportunities. 100 years of state- and nationhood in Central and Eastern Europe

Cluj/Kolozsvár, November 15-16, 2018

– program of the conference –

Venue: Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Room A303

400193 Cluj-Napoca, Calea Turzii/ Tordai út 4.

 

Thursday, November 15

9:00 – 9:30 Conference opening 

  • Márton Tonk (dean of the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Science and Arts, Cluj-Napoca)
  • István Horváth (president of the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)

 

9:30 – 11:30 Language rights and minorities 

Chair: István Gergő Székely (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)

  • „Blessing or curse?” Ethno-linguistic diversity and economic well-being in Transylvania – Zsombor Csata (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Budapest)
  • An ethnic caste system and its erosion in a Székely village – Tamás Kiss (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)
  • Minority rights in a neoliberal setting. The implementation of language rights in Romania – Tibor Toró (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca)
  • Bilingualism between friends. Linguistic landscape in Huedin-Bánffyhunyad– Ferenc Török (National University of Public Service, Budapest)
  • Linguistic Landscape and Socio-political Relations in a Romanian Bordertown – Erna Weghofer-Vad (National University of Public Service, Budapest)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:45 – 13:30 History, nation-building I: Romania and others 

Chair: Tibor Toró (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Founding Greater Romania – two strands of nation-building towards a single state– Miklós Bakk (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca)
  • Minoritization of ethnic groups. The case of ethnic Romanians from Transylvania before 1918– András Bethlendi (University of Pécs)
  • Romania's 'Great Union' and the Anti-Communist discourse in 1918 and 1919– Manuel Mireanu (independent researcher, Cluj-Napoca)

 

LUNCH

 

15:00 – 17:00 History, nation-building II: Habsburg Empire and others 

Chair: Tamás Kiss (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)

  • Minority – The Historicity of a Concept– Anna Adorjáni (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Modern and Contemporary Historical Research, Vienna)
  • Dialogue and rapprochement. The experiences of a one-off meeting between majority and minority women in 1925 Zsuzsa Bokor (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)
  • Fair opportunities, challenges and conflicts. Central European states at international exhibitions, 1918-1939– Marta Filipova (University of Birmingham)
  • Nation versus Class: The Electoral Mobilization of Social Identities in Imperial Austria– Philip Howe (Adrian College, MI/Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
  • The nation state in contemporary Europe: the centenary of WWI; new chances for historical reconciliation– Bence Bari (Central European University, Budapest)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

17:30 – 19:30 Book presentations 

  • Embers of Empire. Continuity and Rupture in the Habsburg Successor States after 1918, edited by Paul Miller and Claire Morelon, Berghahn, 2018 – The volume will be presented by Marta Filipova
  • Unequal Accommodation of Minority Rights. Hungarians in Transylvania, edited by Tamás Kiss, István Gergő Székely, Tibor Toró, Nándor Bárdi and István Horváth, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 – The volume will be presented by Irina Culic and Balázs Vizi

 

Dinner at Sapientia University 19:30

 

Friday, November 16

9:30 – 11:30 Kin-states 

Chair: Bence Bari (Central European University, Budapest)

  • Islam in Dobruja (Romania). Interactions between local tradition and transnational influences – Adriana Cupcea (Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj-Napoca)
  • How do Small States Cope With Ethno-National Conflicts involving their "co-ethnics": A Comparative Study of Partition Politics of Albania and Ireland – Roland Gjoni (University College Dublin)
  • Alternatives or Supplements? Home-state and kin-state financial support to Hungarian minority organizations in Slovakia and Romania– András Morauszki (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Budapest)
  • The Minority politics of Hungary and Romania between 1940 and 1944. The system of reciprocity and its consequences– János Kristóf Murádin (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca) 
  • Linguistic Landscape and Socio-political Relations in a Romanian Bordertown –Balázs Vizi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Budapest)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

11:45 – 13:45 Autonomy

Chair: András Bethlendi (University of Pécs)

  • The Unrecognized States of the South Caucasus– Roxana Andrei (University of Coimbra) 
  • Transylvanian and Catalonian questions: for a comparative approach (1918-2018)– Andrea Carteny (Sapienza University, Rome)
  • Non-Territorial Autonomies in Central and South Eastern Europe: A Framework for Effective Participation or State Control?– Balázs Dobos (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies, Budapest)
  • How complex consociational regimes decline: retheorizing power-sharing in order to explain and expand its resilience– Jennifer Todd (University College Dublin)

 

LUNCH

 

15:00 – 16:45 Identity, development, post-socialism 

Chair: Dezső Szenkovics (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca)

  • 100 years of solitude? The rise of nationalist mythologies online– Rozália Klára Bakó and László Attila Hubbes (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc)
  • On the crossroads of our changing identities– Judit Hidasi (Budapest Business School)
  • A Political Anthropology of Postsocialism: The Ágh Question/Option– Robert Imre (University of Tampere)
  • Variations of Nationalism in Post-Soviet States: National Identity and the Structuring of Political Attitudes– James Nicholas (London School of Economics)

17:00 – 19:00 Cluj/Kolozsvár in the evening. Sightseeing tour in the historical center of the city

 

Closing dinner 20:00 

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