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Hungary on the border-land of two world powers: the Habsburgs and the Ottomans

Sat, Mar 23, 9:00 am to Sun, Mar 24, 12:00 pm
Dogwood Room, Indiana Memorial Union

SATURDAY, March 23, 2013


9:00                 Continental Breakfast


9:30                 Welcoming Remarks


Patrick O`MEARA, Vice President Emeritus, Professor of Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University


Anna STUMPF, Congressional Liaison and Political Attaché, Embassy of Hungary, Washington, DC


10:00                   Panel I:  Devastating Wars between Habsburgs and


                            Chair: TBA


                            The Transitional Empire

                                    Charles INGRAO, Professor of History, Purdue University


                            The Ottoman-Habsburg Wars: A Reassessment

Gábor ÁGOSTON, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University


    Towns, Villages, Depopulated Settlements – Population

    Movements in Ottoman Hungary

                                    Géza DÁVID, Professor, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of

                                    Humanities, Budapest




12:00               Buffet Lunch, University Club President’s Room


1:30                Panel II: Life in War and Peace

                            ChairToivo U. RAUN, Professor, Indiana University Department of Central

                            Eurasian Studies


                            The Ottoman Danubian Serhad in the Early 16th century:

                            Challenges and Policies

                                    Nikolay Atanasov ANTOV, Assistant Professor of History, University of



The Hungarian Campaign in 1566, and the Battle of Szigetvár in Ottoman Sources

                                    Snjezana BUZOV, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and

                                    Cultures, The Ohio State University


                        The Kingdom of Hungary in the "Long" 16th Century

Szabolcs VARGA,Theological College of Pécs




3:30                 Coffee break


3:45     Panel III: Transylvania: Between Two World Empires

Chair: TBA


At the border of two worlds: the legal status of the Principality of Transylvania between the Habsburgs and Ottomans

Teréz OBORNI, Institute of History of the Research

Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of

Sciences, Budapest


Together or apart? The Family Strategies of the Hungarian and Transylvanian Political Elite in the 16th Century

Ildikó HORN, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of

 Humanities, Budapest





SUNDAY, March 24, 2013


9:00                 Continental Breakfast


9:30                     Panel IV: Aftermath of the Ottoman Period

                                    Chair: Lászlo BORHI, Hungarian Fulbright Professor, Indiana University

 Central Eurasian Studies Department, Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian

Academy of Sciences


                            From “alla Turca” to “style hongrois:” Musical exoticism on the


Lynn HOOKER, Associate Professor, Central Eurasian

Studies, Indiana University


   Enthusiasm for a Hereditary Enemy: Demonstrations for Turkey in Budapest

   during the 1877-78 Russo-Turkish War

Iván BERTÉNYI, Jr., György Ránki Hungarian Chair Professor, Indiana University / Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities, Budapest


   The Turanian Language Concept in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-

   Century Hungary

                                    Matthew CAPLES, PhD Candidate, Central Eurasian

                                    Studies Department, Indiana University




11:30               Closing remarks




The symposium is free and open to the public. The courtesy of advance registration is encouraged (to aid seating and lunch counts) but is not mandatory.

Write to Karen Niggle,, using subject line HUNGARIAN.


If you have a disability and need assistance, arrangements

can be made to accommodate most needs.


The György Ránki Hungarian Chair Symposium is sponsored by the Indiana University György Ránki Chair in Hungarian Studies, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian and East European Institute.


Department of Central Eurasian Studies

Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 157

1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington IN 47405-7005

Telephone: 812-855-2233, Fax: 812-855-7500