Institute of Philosophy - Hungarian Academy of SciencesInstitute of Philosophy - Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Institute of English and American Studies - University of Debrecen, Hungary

Modern Capitals and Historical Peripheries

Central Europe from the Perspective of Contested Modernities

(The conference is supported by the Hungarian-Lithuanian joint project Conception of Creative City within Central Europe: Historical Images and Empirical Indices carried on within the framework of a bilateral agreement of the Hungarian and Lithuanian Academies of Sciences.)

The venue of the conference: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for the Humanities, Institute of Philosophy

Address: 4 Tóth Kálmán Street, 1097 Budapest

20 October (Friday)

8.30: Registration

8.45: Welcome speech: Ferenc Hörcher

9.00- 10.30: Session A

Chair:Gábor Kovács

Ferenc Hörcher: The City and the State: the Early Modern Battle and its Aftermath

Eugenia Sarapina: Kyiv Modernities: Unveiling Contested Pasts

Iryna Papa: "En by i Rusland"1: the Danish representation of European periphery in the beginning of the XVIII century (based on Just Juel's "Rejse til Rusland")

10.30-11.00: Coffee break

11.00-12.30 Session B

Chair:Agnes Györke:

Béla Mester: Urbanity and Rurality of the Common Sense in the 19th-century Hungarian Philosophical Controversies

Gábor Kovács: City in modern cultural criticism: Lewis Mumford and István Hajnal

Teresa Nunes-Frederico Benvinda-Soraia Milene Carvalho: Portuguese Republican Perceptions on Central Europe

12.30-14.30: Lunch break

14.30-16.00: Session C

Chair: Béla Mester

Basia Nikiforova: Territory in the Time of Liquid Modernity: Zigmunt Bauman Endowment

Tomas Kačerauskas: Vilnius as a historical periphery between Russian and Western centres from the strangers' point of view

Basak Demirhan: Cataloging the City: Figures of Shock in Popular Ethnographies of London and Istanbul

16.00-16.30: Coffee break

16.30-17.40: Session D

Chair: Tomas Kačerauskas

Aleksandr Sautkin-Elena Philippova: Central European capitals in the mirror of horror-movies

György Kalmár : Contested Modernities in Post-Communist Hungarian Cinema

18.00-19.00: Reception

21 October /Saturday/

9.00- 10.30: Session A

Chair: Borbála Jász

Sándor Hites: Modern Capitals and Pre-Modern Capital (or the other way round?) Finance, Crime and Society in the mid-C19th Urban Mystery Novel

Verita Sriratana: "and miraculously Post-Modern became Ost-Modern":

How On or About 1910 and 1924 Karel Čapek Helped to Add and Strike off the "P"

Zsófia Réti: Beneath or beyond: The waning of fantastic in Budapest

10.30-11.00: coffee break

11.00-12.50: Session B

Chair: Béla Mester

Agnes Györke: On the Periphery: Zsuzsa Bánk's The Swimmer

Anett Schäffer: Translocality and City in Zsuzsa Rakovszky's Prose

Zsolt Győri: The Underground Capital: Space, Dissensus and the Art of Invisibility

Imola Bülgözdi: The Portrayal of the Borderlands in György Dragomán's The White King

and the Othering of the Communist Past in Its Film Adaptation

13.00-14.30: Lunch

14.30-16.00: Session C

Chair: Rosemary Wakeman

Gábor György Papp: Otto Wagner and the National Architecture in Hungary

Borbála Jász: The Great Architectural Debate: Continuity of Modern and the Socialist Realist Gap in eastern Central-Europe

Melinda Harlov-Csortán: Heritagizing the countryside in Hungary


Closing words: Gábor Kovács