Monday, March 18, 2013

32nd György Ránki Hungarian Chair Symposium

Hungary on the border-land of two world powers:
the Habsburgs and the Ottomans

Saturday-Sunday March 23-24, 2013

Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union,
900 East Seventh Street, Indiana University, Bloomington

SATURDAY, March 23, 2013

9:00                 Continental Breakfast

9:30                 Welcoming Remarks

Patrick O`MEARA, Vice President Emeritus, Professor of Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Anna STUMPF, Congressional Liaison and Political Attaché, Embassy of Hungary, Washington, DC

10:00                   Panel I:  Devastating Wars between Habsburgs and
                            Chair: TBA

                            The Transitional Empire
                                    Charles INGRAO, Professor of History, Purdue University

                            The Ottoman-Habsburg Wars: A Reassessment
Gábor ÁGOSTON, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University

    Towns, Villages, Depopulated Settlements – Population
    Movements in Ottoman Hungary
                                    Géza DÁVID, Professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of
                                    Humanities, Budapest

12:00               Buffet Lunch, University Club President’s Room

1:30                Panel II: Life in War and Peace
                            Chair: Toivo U. RAUN, Professor, Indiana University Department of Central
                            Eurasian Studies

                            The Ottoman Danubian Serhad in the Early 16th century:
                            Challenges and Policies
                                    Nikolay Atanasov ANTOV, Assistant Professor of History, University of

The Hungarian Campaign in 1566, and the Battle of Szigetvár in Ottoman Sources
                                    Snjezana BUZOV, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and
                                    Cultures, The Ohio State University

                        The Kingdom of Hungary in the "Long" 16th Century
Szabolcs VARGA,Theological College of Pécs


3:30                 Coffee break

3:45     Panel III: Transylvania: Between Two World Empires
Chair: TBA

At the border of two worlds: the legal status of the Principality of Transylvania between the Habsburgs and Ottomans
Teréz OBORNI, Institute of History of the Research
Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest

Together or apart? The Family Strategies of the Hungarian and Transylvanian Political Elite in the 16th Century
Ildikó HORN, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of
 Humanities, Budapest


SUNDAY, March 24, 2013

9:00                 Continental Breakfast

9:30                     Panel IV: Aftermath of the Ottoman Period
                                    Chair: Lászlo BORHI, Hungarian Fulbright Professor, Indiana University
 Central Eurasian Studies Department, Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian
Academy of Sciences

                            From “alla Turca” to “style hongrois:” Musical exoticism on the
Lynn HOOKER, Associate Professor, Central Eurasian
Studies, Indiana University

   Enthusiasm for a Hereditary Enemy: Demonstrations for Turkey in Budapest
   during the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War
Iván BERTÉNYI, Jr., György Ránki Hungarian Chair Professor, Indiana University / Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Budapest

   The Turanian Language Concept in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-
   Century Hungary
                                    Matthew CAPLES, PhD Candidate, Central Eurasian
                                    Studies Department, Indiana University


11:30               Closing remarks

The symposium is free and open to the public. The courtesy of advance registration is encouraged (to aid seating and lunch counts) but is not mandatory.
Write to Karen Niggle,, using subject line HUNGARIAN.

If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements
can be made to accommodate most needs.

The György Ránki Hungarian Chair Symposium is sponsored by the Indiana University György Ránki Chair in Hungarian Studies, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian and East European Institute.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 157
1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington IN 47405-7005
Telephone: 812-855-2233, Fax: 812-855-7500

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