In honor of Kálmán Széll, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death, a memorial conference will be held in the Upper House of the Parliament on October 1st, 2015. A new book, jointly published by the Kálmán Széll Foundation and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, titled “Törvény, jog, igazság” – Széll Kálmán életműve” (“Legislation, Law and Truth – The Life Work of Kálmán Széll”), as well as a commemorative coin issued by the Hungarian National Bank and a commemorative stamp issued by the Hungarian Postal Service will all be debuted at the conference. Dr. László Kövér, Speaker of the National Assembly, János Csák, the founder of the Kálmán Széll Foundation, and Csaba Lantos, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Foundation, will all deliver speeches.
The VERITAS Research Institute for History has also contributed to the collection of works making up the monograph “Legislation, Law and Truth – The Life Work of Kálmán Széll”. Our colleagues László Anka and Ádám Schwarczwölder are both among the listed authors. Anka has contributed his work “Széll Kálmán és az ellenzék” (“Kálmán Széll and the Political Opposition”), while Schwarczwölder has written three longer pieces: “Széll Kálmán pénzügyminiszterségének politikai keretei” (“The Framework of Kálmán Széll’s Tenure as Finance Minister”), “Széll Kálmán a dualizmus politikai erőterében (1878-1899)” (“Kálmán Széll in the Political Arena of the Dual Monarchy”) and “A Széll-kormány és a törvényalkotás” (The Széll Government and the Legislative Process”).
Preceding the conference, a press conference about the book’s release will be held at the Smúz Café (1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 18.), which is open to the public. Guests can meet historian Iván Bertényi Jr., the tome’s editor, as well as some of the contributing authors, including historians Péter Csunderlik and László Tőkéczki, and our institute’s own Ádám Schwarczwölder. Gellért Rajcsányi, editor-in-chief of Mandiner, will be the moderator.