Conference on the History of Transylvania

Utolsó módosítás: 2016. március 09.

The Institute of History organized an international conference titled ”The Recent State of the Research into the History of Transylvania (16–19th century)” on 5–6 November 2015.

The conference was held as part of the Hungarian Science Festival, and its aim was to draw attention to the problems and questions of the history of Transsylvania. Noted researchers of the topic gave presentations and shared their latest results in their respective fields. Sándor Papp, PhD (University of Szeged), Gábor Kármán, PhD and András Péter Szabó, PhD (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History), Gábor Sipos, PhD (Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca) and Sándor Gebei, PhD (EKU, Institute of History) held their presentations on the first day. They covered a wide range of topics, such as the relationship of Transylvania and the Ottoman Empire, the impact of the Thirty Years' War, and the possibility of introducing new terms to define the Principality of Transylvania.

The second day of the conference consisted of two main parts. In the first one, Enikő Rüsz-Fogarasi, PhD,Mária Makó Lupescuné, PhD (BBU) and Judit Balog Vargáné, PhD (EKU, IH) discussed problems of researching the Transylvanian society, including the Székely nobility. In the second part, the Transylvanian Saxons were in spotlight. Zsuzsanna Cziráki, PhD (USz), Zsófia Szirtes, PhD (Eötvös Loránd University), Andor Nagy (EKU, IH) and Róbert Nagy, PhD (BBU) summarized their results as well as the possibilities of studying the Saxon society in Transsylvania.

The organizers hope that by attending the conference, the audience were able to get an overview of the history of Transylvania, and the latest directions of research into this topic.

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