New season of the Jeno Szucs Lecture Series was launched by Victor Karády

On September 26, 2023 the second season of our research group’s public lecture series was launched by Victor Karády historical sociologist and professor emeritus. Among other topics, the openness of late 18th-early 19th century Austro-Hungary towards Jewish immigration and its demogrpahic reasons, Jewish integration during the Gründerzeit, assimilation and the decline of acceptance towards Jews over time were discussed. The talk was followed by a lively debate on whether or not the history of Hungarian Jewry -or of any other social group in history – can be considered as unique.

Among other topics, we also talked about professor Victor Karády’s new Hungarian book -Zsidóság a magyar nemzetépítésben a numerus clausus előtt és után. [Jewry in Hungarian nation building before and after the numerus clausus] (Múlt és Jövő, 2023)- which includes his studies co-authored by the late sociologist István Kemény about socioloical aspects of Hungarian Jewish history, originally published in the famous Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales between 1978 and 1980.

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