Hungarian Studies Association of Canada

Association #210
Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC)
Conference dates: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020 to Tuesday, June 2, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add HSAC #210 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
In keeping with Congress 2020’s focus on the legacy of “colonialism” and the “imperial project,” our conference—which this year is titled “Questions of Colonialism and Victimhood in Hungarian History and Society”—will offer presentations and interactive sessions that reflect critically on issues of colonialism and victimhood in Hungary, both past and present. Given its history and geopolitical position within Europe, Hungary has been at various times both colonizer and colonized, perpetrator and victim. This legacy has arguably had a significant impact on the shaping of Hungarian society, and on the narratives and practices that sustain Hungarian politics and culture. The centennial of the signing of the Trianon Treaty in 1920 provides an opportunity for critical reflection not only on the impact that global and regional events and decisions have had and continue to have on Hungarian history and society, but also on the way in which the legacy of both colonialism and victimhood have been framed, and even politicized, even today. Beyond the question of Trianon itself, topics for consideration include, but are by no means limited to: the early Hungarian occupation of the Carpathian Basin; the Ottoman period and the Habsburg reconquest of Hungary; the Habsburg suppression of Hungarian resistance and independence; the place and role of the Kingdom of Hungary within the Austro-Hungarian Empire; Hungarian colonial “adventures” in Europe, Africa, and Asia; Hungary’s relationship to and memory of European totalitarianism and totalitarian regimes; the post-Soviet period; European integration; and the relationship to the current global system.
• the impact and legacy of colonialism in Hungary • questions of victimhood in Hungary, past and present • Hungary as both colonizer and colonized
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 1, 2020
President's Reception: 
June 1, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Steven Jobbitt, Lakehead University, Christopher Adam, Carleton U; Executive Director of St. Joseph's Parish, Ottawa
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Ilona Sandor, Polycultural (Toronto)

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