Blitz Conference on the Republic

Blitz Conference on the Republic
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:00 - 18:00

"Perhaps everything is not the way it is"

(Szabolcs Várady: After the Theatre, 1988)

Blitz Conference on the Republic

OSA organizes a one-day conference on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Árpád Göncz, the first President of the third Hungarian Republic. Yet, this will not be a celebration. Today that republic, the climax of Mr. Göncz’s career – and of many others’ –, lies in ruins. How did it fall? How can we move forward? Philosophers, literary critics, economists, sociologists and historians have been asked to spend ten to fifteen minutes summarizing their refelctions on the past twenty years and the prospects for the future.


Zoltán Ádám, economist; Balázs Dénes, lawyer and human rights activist; Zsuzsa Ferge, sociologist; Anna Gács, literary critic and aesthetician; Péter György, aesthetician; Péter Kende, historian and political scientist; János Kenedi, historian; János Kis, philosopher; László Kontler, historian; Mária Ludassy, philosopher; László Majtényi, constitutional lawyer; Tamás Meszerics, historian; Zoltán Miklósi, philosopher; András Mink, historian; Antal Örkény, sociologist; Sándor Radnóti, philosopher; János  M. Rainer, historian; Péter Rauschenberger, philosopher; István Rév, historian; János Térey, poet and writer; Tordai Csaba, lawyer and sociologist; Gábor Attila Tóth, constitutional lawyer; Balázs Váradi, economist; Mária Vásárhelyi, sociologist; and János Zolnay, sociologist.

The conference is in Hungarian and free of charge.

OSA Archivum - Budapest, Arany János 32. 1051