october, 2023

6oct9:30 am- 5:30 pmCelebrating István Deák: Historian, Teacher, Provocateur

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Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST

Location: Maison Francaise, East Gallery (515 W 166th Street, New York, NY 10027)

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Please join Columbia University’s Department of History, the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies, and the Harriman Institute for a conference in honor of István Deák (1926-2023).

Program – Friday, October 6, 2023

9:30am | Opening

10:00 – 11:30am | István the Teacher

Chair: Eagle Glassheim (UBC)

  • Paul Hanebrink (Rutgers University)
  • Jennifer Foray (Purdue University)
  • Daniel Unowsky (University of Memphis)
  • Marsha Rozenblit (University of Maryland)

11:30am – 1:00pm | István and Hungary: Then and Now

Chair: Attila Pók (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

  • Csaba Békés (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)
  • Charles Gati (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Laszlo Karsai (University of Szeged, Hungary)
  • Judit Molnár (Jozsef Attila University, Hungary)
  • Peter Pastor (Montclair State University)

2:30 – 4:00pm | István and East Central European History: Roundtable

Chair: Dominique Reill (University of Miami)

  • Natasha Wheatley (Princeton University)
  • Gabor Egry (Institute of Political History, Budapest)
  • Robert Nemes (Colgate University)
  • Iris Rachamimov (Tel Aviv University)

4:30 – 5:30pm | Keynote

Pieter Judson (European University Institute)


(Friday) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm


East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française)

East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française)