From 19th to 21st October an international conference at Smolenice castle, in the conference centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, was organized by the Institute of Ethnology in order to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Slovak ethnologists and guests from the Visegrad countries, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Croatia and France have spent three fruitful days around topics, methods and challenges coming up in the 3rd millennium. Continuer la lecture de International Conference: Ethnology in the 3rd Millenium
A paper presented at the History of Crisis Research Group seminar
Place and date: Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest, 22 October 2015.
Mátyás Erdélyi (CEFRES & CEU) presented a paper on the public debate over the increase of consumer prices in Hungary between the turn of the century and the aftermath of the Great War. Although the phenomenon of rising prices, drágaság in Hungarian or Teuerung in German, seemed to affect all social strata, especially the urban population, there did not exist any consensus on how to define and measure it, who and what to blame, and how to remedy the situation before the turn of the century. Consensus, it seems, was only reached over the fact that the increase of prices was harmful to the existing social order and therefore had to be restrained. In this setting, first, the paper investigates how a monetary phenomenon, defined as such by most economic historians, could be conceptualized by contemporaries as a “social problem” that invited contributions from various experts, professionals, and academics, although with a clearly defined hierarchy of prestige and thus competence; second, it examines how the process of pluralizing the public debate led to a detrimental incapacity to find countermeasures on the part of the government.
Conference on Roman Literature, Culture and History of the Roman Empire on the 1950th Anniversary of the Pisonian Conspiracy.
Place and date: Charles University, Prague, 24–25 September 2015.
The conference Roma Argentea, held on 24 and 25 September 2015, was organized by the Institute of Greek and Latin Studies of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. The conference brought together researchers from major Czech research institutions in Classical Studies and from other disciplines as the Pisonian conspiracy reached its 1950th anniversary. The Pisonian conspiracy, named after its leader Gaius Calpurnius Piso, was plotted by the Roman elite against the emperor Nero. However, it was exposed in 65 CE and led to the death of the main conspirators, and of the philosopher Seneca, his nephew Lucan and the writer Petronius.
The associated partner of CEFRES, TEMA Erasmus Mundus Consortium based in ELTE (Budapest), EHESS (Paris), University in Catania and Charles University in Prague is proud to announce that the 5th edition of TEMA Erasmus Mundus has been inaugurated on 23rd September at Eötvös Lorand University in Budapest. We have welcomed twenty new „Aquincum students“ who have started their two year study program, while the fourteen „Vltava students“ presented and defended their first year research results. Continuer la lecture de Aquincum is the name of the new, fifth edition of TEMA!
for post-doctoral researchers and 2nd year and above PhD students
in France, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Next deadline for submission: 20 June 2015.
Duration: 1 September 2015 – 31 August 2016.
CEFRES offers year-long fellowships at the CEFRES to post-doctoral researchers or 2nd year and above PhD students from France, Hungary, Poland or Slovakia. Fellows are expected to contribute through their own research to one of the CEFRES’s research areas. The amount of the fellowships is 19 000 CZK or 32 000 CZK per month for 12 months according to the graduation level (PhD student or post-doctoral researcher) and enrolment country. Good command of French OR English is obligatory.