210 - Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (HSAC)
As an association of scholars and teachers interested in Hungarian studies, we have chosen to explore an aspect of Hungarian culture and history that resonates with our conference theme "Transitions: Hungary and Hungarians at Crossroads". The term “transitions” can be understood in myriad ways, including what the Federation is emphasizing this year: transitions with respect to equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization. This is certainly one of the themes that we encourage proposals on: Which groups in Hungarian society have transitioned from being “included” in the “mainstream” to being “excluded” from it (and vice-versa)? How did these processes unfold? The theme “transitions,” however, also resonates within the Hungarian context with key moments in the history of Hungary and Hungarians. The possibilities are rich and diverse, and we welcome any and all ideas along this line of thinking. Our conference theme can be addressed in yet more ways, and we welcome other interpretations of the conference theme. Although we strongly encourage proposals that speak to this theme, we will also consider proposals on any topic related to Hungary and Hungarian Studies. The Hungarian Studies Association of Canada also supports and encourages both creative and critical scholarly engagement within and across disciplines.
Ginny Lewis, Northern State University