VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives


10 March 2020

Since summer 2017, the VERITAS Research Institute and Archives has partnered with numerous other university archives and several higher education institutions in a multiyear project that aims to look at the impact that the Treaty of Trianon and the numerus clausus laws of the 1920’s had on Hungarian higher education. The third conference has been scheduled for March 2020. The VERITAS Institute is represented by:

Gábor Ujváry: Hungarian High Education Policy in 1919–1920

Péter Bertalan: The History of the State Training School in Csurgó between 1914 and 1920 

András Joó: “Closed Number”: Conceptual Questions, Historical Examples and International Points of View (from the End of the 19th Century to WWII)            

Máté Gali: Albert Berzeviczy and the 1928 Modification of the Numerus Clausus Law   

László Orosz:  The Question of the Hungarian Swabian Student Movement

Other speakers include: Tamás Vajda and Nándor Kohári (Director and Archivist at the Archives of the University of Szeged, respectively), Éva Sági and Péter Homor (Head of the Archives and Archivist at the Central Library and Archives of the University of Sopron, respectively), historian Anna Dévényi, Katalin Szikora (University of Physical Education), Petra Hemerli (University of Pécs) and Krisztina Batalka (Head of the Archives at the Archives of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics).

The conference culminates with a book premiere. Balázs Ablonczy (Momentum – Trianon 100 Research Team at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and Honorary Professor László Szögi (MTA-ELTE University History Research Group) discuss Trianon and Hungarian Higher Education Volume II, which was published last year.

Location: VERITAS Research Institute and Archives, Zsil utca (Street) 2–4, Budapest

Date: 9:30 AM on (Tuesday) March 10th, 2020

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