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The 1956 Revolution 50 Years Later –
Canadian and International Perspectives

Program

October 12, 2006 – National Arts Centre

The conference opening evening with the keynote address is open to the public!

18.00 –18.20: Welcome – Greetings
- Peter Herrndorf (President – National Arts Centre)
- Dénes Tomaj (Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary)
- Gilles G. Patry (President of the University of Ottawa)

18.20- 19.10:Mark Pittaway (Open University, UK)
Keynote Address: Towards a Social History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
19.10- 21.00: Réception du recteur / President’s Reception

October 13, 2006 – University of Ottawa

8.30- 9.00Registration

9.00 – 9.20: Opening Remarks
- Pierre Anctil, Director of the Institute of Canadian Studies
- George Lang, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (University of Ottawa)
- François Houle, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Ottawa)

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its Impact on Hungary
Chair: Tibor Egervari (University of Ottawa)


9.20 – 10.00:

János M. Rainer (1956 Institute – Budapest)
Keynote Speaker
“The 1956 Hungarian Revolution – Causes, Aims and the Course of Events”

10.00 – 10.30:

Susan Glanz (St. John’s University – New York)
"The Economic Platform of the Re-formed Political parties in 1956"

10.30 – 11.00:

Júlia Vajda (Eötvös Loránd University – Budapest)
"The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 as narrated by Shoah survivors"

11.00 – 11.15: Coffee/Tea Break

11.15 – 11.45:

Mária Palasik (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
"The Role of Women in the 1956 Revolution"
PowerPoint Presentation
Accompanying Text for PowerPoing Presentation

11.45 – 12.15:

Heino Nyyssönen (Academy of Finland)
“The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 in 1989 and After”

Abstra

12.15 – 13.30: Lunch Break – Complimentary lunch with registration

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution from an International Perspective
Chair: Pierre Anctil (Institute of Canadian Studies - University of Ottawa)


13.30 – 14.10: Csaba Békés (1956 Institute – Budapest)
Keynote Speaker
“The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics”

14.10 – 14.50: Judith Kesserű Némethy (New York University, NY)
“Impact of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in Argentina”

14.50 – 15.05: Coffee/Tea Break

15.05 – 15.45: Tadeusz Kopys (Jagiellonian University – Poland)
“Commemoration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in Canada and Western Europe.”

15.45 – 16.25:

Peter Pastor ( Montclair State University )
“1956 in the Perspective of the Hungarian Revolutions of 1848-49, 1918, and 1919”

October 14, 2006 – University of Ottawa
The Canadian Response to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
Chair: Mark Stolarik (University of Ottawa)

9.00 – 9.40: Harold Troper (University of Toronto)
Keynote Speaker
"Canada and Hungarian Refugies: the Historical Context"

9.40 – 10.10:

Greg Donaghy (Foreign Affairs Canada – Historical Section)
"Too Far and Too Fast: The Hungarian Revolution and Canadian Foreign Policy”

10.10 – 10.40: Peter Hidas (Emeritus, Dawson College, Montreal)
“Arrival and Reception – Hungarian Refugees, 1956-1957”

10.40 – 10:55: Coffee/Tea Break

10.55 – 11.25: Susan Papp (MHSO and Rakoczi Foundation)
“A Piece of My Heart: the Oral Testimonies of Hungarians who immigrated to and settled in Canada following the Revolution of 1956”

11.25 – 11.55: Christopher Adam (University of Ottawa)
“Changing Times--The Canadian Hungarian Worker and the 1956 Revolution”

11.55 – 13.00: Lunch Break - Complimentary lunch with registration

The Contributions of Hungarian Immigrants to Canada
Chair: Leslie Laczko (University of Ottawa)


13.00 – 13.40: N.F. Dreisziger (Royal Military College of Canada)
Keynote Speaker
“The 1956 Refugees in the Context of a Century of Hungarian Immigration to Canada”

13.40 – 14.10: Eniko Pittner (University of Toronto)
“Believe and Build-- Honourable George W. Vari’s 50 Years in Canada”

14.10 – 15.45 - Panel on the Arts and Culture
Chair: Judy Young (Canada – Hungary Educational Foundation)
“The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its Cultural Expressions in Canada”

14.10 – 14.25 Oliver Botar (University of Manitoba)
“The Modernist Revolution: Differing Modes of the Memorialization of 1956 in the Work of Two Hungarian-Canadian Modernists.”

14.25 – 14.40 George Bisztray (Emeritus, University of Toronto)
“The Contribution of Hungarian Refugee Writers Who Came to Canada After 1956”

14.25– 14.55 János Csaba (Emeritus, National Arts Centre Orchestra)
“1956 and Hungarian music and musicians in Canada”

14.55 – 15.10Discussion
“The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and its Cultural Expressions in Canada”

15.45 – 17.30: Reception
-Closing Remarks by Robert Major, Vice Rector Academic and Provost (University of Ottawa).

 





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