Hungarian Studies Association of Canada annual conference,
May 22-24 2009
For the Program, click here.
H.E. Mr Pal Vastagh, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada, gave a paper on Canada-Hungary relations at the conference. His talk was entitled: “Diaspora Communities in a global world: Canada-Hungary Relations Today”. We are pleased to be able to present it here. For more information, click here.
The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC) is holding its annual conference as part of the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada at Carleton University, Ottawa, May 22-24. This year’s conference promises to be an interesting and diverse combination of papers, discussions and cultural events. In addition to papers by scholars and graduate students from Canada and Hungary based on the latest research in history, education, literature, fine arts and music, the conference will provide an opportunity to become informed about the Hungarian contribution to the National Gallery’s major summer exhibition on 16th century Italian art about Rome.
One of the highlights of the conference will be an evening with Canadian writer Anna Porter on Saturday May 23rd at 8 pm in Simard Hall, Room 125 (60 Université). Anna will talk about her recent visits to her birthplace, Hungary, in relation to her published work, including the award-winning Kasztner’s Train (Douglas and McIntyre 2007) and The Storyteller (Doubleday 2000, re-issued by Douglas and McIntyre in 2006), as well as work in progress. The title of her talk is “Memory, History, Citizenship - Reflections on Hungary and Canada.” This event is open to the public.
Finally, researchers will have an opportunity, in a post conference tour, to visit some of the Collections of the Library and Archives Canada at its ultra modern Preservation Centre, including a selection of multi-media materials relating to Hungary or Hungarians in Canada.
For the original Call for Papers (sent out in October 2008) click here.
For information about the HSAC, click here.
You can visit HSAC’s new website at http://www.hungarianstudies.org