In this conversation with Bence Bari and Orsolya Sudár, editors Ferenc Laczó and Bálint Varga and contributor Dóra Vargha discuss the new volume Magyarország globális története, 1869-2022 (A Global History of Hungary, 1869-2022). The conversation focuses on some of the innovative questions posed by trying to reconceptualize the history of a Central and Eastern European country in a global frame; how the subjects of the volume’s one hundred chapters have been selected; the relation of this new book to other narratives of Hungarian history; and the more political stakes of releasing such a publication today.
László Bence Bari is a doctoral candidate at the History Department of the Central European University.
Ferenc Laczó is an assistant professor with tenure (universitair docent 1) in history at Maastricht University. He is also an editor at the Review of Democracy.
Orsolya Sudár is a doctoral candidate at the History Department of the Central European University.
Bálint Varga is a research fellow at the Center for Humanities in Budapest.
Dóra Vargha is professor of history and medical humanities at the University of Exeter and Humboldt University, and is a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
In collaboration with Lucie Janotová