Several Ottawa-based academics and researchers are seeking contributions for a publication coinciding with the 90th Anniversary year of the Treaty of Trianon. The Treaty of Trianon signed June 4, 1920 signalled an end to the historic Kingdom of Hungary with over seventy-percent of its territory ceded to successor states and over 3.5 million ethnic Hungarians left outside of Hungary. The emergence of new independent states in central Europe cemented a strong ethnic divide in the region that largely remains to this day. In the 90th Anniversary year, we hope to examine the cause, the course, and the consequences of Trianon on Hungary and the region as a whole for an academic publication scheduled for late 2010.
We are looking for submissions that analyze and examine issues pertaining to Hungary and the Treaty of Trianon from 1920 to 2010. Some of these areas include:
• Foreign and/or domestic perceptions of the Treaty of Trianon
• Hungarian minority communities in Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania (Székely, Csángó, etc.), Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia or Austria.
• Human rights in the successor nations
• Hungarian governments and their revisionist agendas
• Hungarian Diaspora communities
• Personage: Regent Miklos Horthy, Count Albert Apponyi, Nicolae Ceauşescu, Georges Clemenceau, Woodrow Wilson, etc.
• The Hungarian delegation to the Paris Peace Conferencev
• The Sopron plebiscite in December 1921
• National minorities in Hungary pre and post Treaty of Trianon
• The role of the Hungarian Protestant and/or Catholic Church’s within Hungary and the neighbouring states in maintaining a revisionist agenda
• Hungarian diplomatic and military alliances (i.e. assurances of territorial revision)
• The First and Second Vienna Arbitral Awards (1938, 1940)
• Pan-Slavism and the rise of nationalism in the 19th century
• Census data of Hungarian and other national minorities in the former Kingdom of Hungary
• The emergence of political parties, movements, and organizations whose focus is the redress of the Treaty of Trianon
• The European Union’s approach to minorities in Central Europe
We would welcome any further topic ideas. Please feel free to get in touch using the contact information provided and we would be pleased to discuss your comments, suggestions, and proposals.
The deadline for abstracts and accompanying information is June 15, 2010. If selected, your final paper will be expected by October 1, 2010. Abstracts and proposals should be 500 words or less (and include a preliminary list of sources). Please include a CV or resume with your proposal indicating your qualifications, research interests, and titles.
National Research Council of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6
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