Conference Brückenbauer – Grenz- und zeitüberschreitende Minderheitenfragen am Beispiel der deutschen Minderheit

Our colleague Ferenc Eiler will give a lecture at the international conference "Brückenbauer – Grenz- und zeitüberschreitende Minderheitenfragen am Beispiel der deutschen Minderheit" organised in Budaörs by Jakob-Bleyer-Heimatmuseum and Deutsch-Ungarisches Institut (MCC) on 13th April 2024. His presentation is entitled: Die Frage der Ansiedlung in den identitätspolitischen Bestrebungen der ungarndeutschen Organisationen (1924–1945).

The Hebrew Bible from 21st Century Perspectives

In the latest, 2024/4 issue of Magyar Tudomány, the journal of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a thematic block entitled The Hebrew Bible from 21st Century Perspectives was published. The reader can get an insight into the results of Hungarian Hebraic-Judaic research. including one from our colleague Viktória Bányai.

Tamás Biró "Who Circumcised Abraham? Biblical Exegesis and the Cognitive Science of Religion", applies the approach, concepts and methods of a contemporary religious studies discipline, cognitive religious studies, to the story of Abraham's circumcision (Genesis 17). Kornélia Koltai, in her study "Restrictions on Poetic Freedom: Lessons from the Comparison between the Book of Amos and the Targum of Amos", compares the biblical book and its ancient-late ancient Jewish Aramaic translation, with a historical-social-historical perspective. Dóra Zsom, "The Magical Use of the Psalms: Shimmush Tehillim Manuscripts in the Kaufmann Collection of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences", presents a work on the magical use of the Book of Psalms and manuscripts preserved in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Viktória Bányai's paper "Desecrated Torah Scrolls in the Light of Two Surveys" focuses on Torah scrolls desecrated in the Holocaust, using a published survey from 1945 and an as yet unpublished archival material from 1956.

The thematic block is available here and the full issue here.

A Hungarian film that holds up a mirror to an urban intelligentsia that hardly knows its country

At our event last Tuesday, in connection with the film Nyersanyag (Raw Material), Martin Boross, the director of the film, Fanni Szántó, co-screenwriter, Rodrigó Balog, artistic director of the Independent Theatre, and our colleague Judit Durst, a researcher of the topic, whose work inspired the film, discussed the dependency relationships in Hungarian villages. Ágnes Kende wrote about the film and the event on Qubit.