New research groups formed at the Institute of History

Utolsó módosítás: 2015. november 13.

In the past weeks, two new research groups were formed at the Institute of History, which will provide scientific background to the new projects. Various calls for proposals were announced in the beginning of May at EKU, one of which was designed to support independent research projects and research groups as well. With the help of our students, PhD students and academic staff we managed to set up two enthusiastic groups focused on two different topics.

The town and its society. Chapters from the social history of Eger
The main objective of the group is to go beyond the results of previous research concerning local history and to use national and international scientific literary works in order to paint a complex picture of the social history of Eger in the 18-19th century. The members of the group pursue their own separate research topics but they do so using the mutually agreed methodology, which gives a common background to the colourful subjects. After examining the specific traits of the town the aim is to place the details into a broader national context. The results will be presented at a conference in November organized for the Day of Hungarian Science.
The members of the research group are: Béla Barna, Eszter Hadobás and Csaba Kiss (doctoral students), Diána Sellyei (student). Project leader: Judit Vargáné dr. Balogh (lecturer)

Church and state in Northern-Hungary, especially in the towns of Eger and Miskolc between 1894-1972
The aim of the group is to study the lives of ecclesiastics who were – in one way or another – connected to politics. The members attempt to scrutinize the beginning and flourishing of the Catholic politics in Heves and Borsod counties, and also try to describe its decay caused by state socialism. According to the basic hypothesis, life histories can be used to show the ever changing relations of church and politics. The effects that the forming of the single-party system and its policy towards religion had on the country towns seem immensely interesting and contribute to a better understanding of the national events. The role of Gyula Czapik (archbishop of Eger) and Pál Brezanóczy (vicar-general, bishop and later archbishop), and their relation to the state still remain unclarified – the results of the research done by the group will hopefully shed a light on these issues.
The members of the research group are: Máté Fábián, Máté Gál (doctoral students), Csaba Lengvári (student). Project leader: Dr. Béla Bartók (lecturer). Visiting professionals will also help the work of the group.

The new research groups receive financial support from the TÁMOP - 4.2.2. B-15/1/KONV-2015-0016 project.

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