From Ferenc Andai’s memoirs to Ottoman expansion and Hungarian revolt — An invitation to two roundtables

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada is hosting a book roundtable discussion and a book launch as part of its annual conference, held under the aegis of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and moving forward in a virtual format this year. While other sessions of the conference are open to registered members, the two book sessions are open to the general public.

  • On Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. CET), join us for the launch of Georg Michels’ book The Habsburg Empire Under Siege Ottoman Expansion and Hungarian Revolt in the Age of Grand Vizier Ahmed Köprülü (1661–76). This compelling history from below challenges the standard narratives of Ottoman decline, Habsburg ascendance, and Hungarian Turcophobia. The book is published by McGill Queen’s University Press. In addition to Prof. Michels, discussants include Prof. Stephan Sander-Faes of the University of Bergen and Dr. Yasir Yilmaz of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Please see the flyer for more information: Georg_book-launch_flyer_REVISED-5-18-2021
  • On Monday, May 31, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EDT (10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. CET), joins us for a roundtable on the English translation of Ferenc Andai’s In the Hour of Fate and Danger, published by the Azrieli Foundation. Ferenc Andai was one of approximately 6,000 Jewish Hungarian men conscripted to work as forced labourers in the copper mines of Bor, Serbia. This memoir is a first-hand account of the Holocaust in Central Europe. Discussants include: Prof. Judith Szapor, Prof. Agath Schwartz, editor Matt Carrington and translators Lynda Muir and Marietta Morry. The session will be moderated by Prof. Steven Jobbitt. Please see the flyer for more information: andai-roundtable-final (1)

The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada was established in 1984 and its first conference was held in 1985, at the University of Montreal. Over the decades, HSAC has held annual conferences at university campuses across the country, always under the broad umbrella of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and its predecessor, the Learned Societies. Among the Association’s goals is the raising of “public awareness of Hungarian culture, history, and current affairs, with an emphasis on the Canadian context” and to “promote cultural and educational activities and research concerned with Hungarian studies.”

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