On February 23rd, 2016, the Történészcéh Egyesület (The Historians Guild Association) and the Department of Modern History of the University of Pécs's Faculty of Humanities will mutually host a roundtable discussion and book premiere titled Modernization and the Building of the Hungarian Nation State at the Turn of the Century (1900-1901), apropos of the recently published volume Legislation, Law and Truth – The Life Work of Kálmán Széll.
Utilizing the latest research findings, the objective of the event is to acquaint the audience with the aspirations of the Hungarian political elite at the turn of the last century, in terms of their efforts in building a modern nation state. Additionally the presenters will try to identify common ground and correlation between the efforts to modernize and the ambitions of the Hungarian people.
The participants include Iván Bertényi Jr. (Director of the Hungarian Historical Institute in Vienna), Tamás Székely (Research Assistant at the Institute of History - Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Ádám Schwarczwölder (Research Assistant at the VERITAS Research Institute for History) and László Anka (Research Fellow at the VERITAS Research Institute for History). The discussion will be moderated by Norbert Csibi (Senior Lecturer at the Department of History of the University of Pécs's Faculty of Humanities).