Section for Ethnic Minorities

Management

Chair: László Kupa, C.Sc.
  e-mail: kupa.laszlo@axelero.hu
  cell phone: (+36) 30 5123010
  work place: University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sociology
  CV: (pdf 24 kb)

Section Secretary:  
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Introduction

Date and venue of foundation
 
The Department was founded on April 15, 2003. Its main objective is to conduct multidisciplinary research on national and ethnic minorities in the Carpathian Basin. Since its foundation, the Department has organized conferences, held in Pécs each year, furthermore it has joined the yearly conferences organized by the Hungarian Sociological Society twice (2005 and 2006) with sessions.
 
László Kupa was born in Budapest in 1953; he obtained a degree in Law and another one in Sociology. He has been working in higher education since 1980. He was awarded CSc (in Sociology) in 1992, habilitated at ELTE and was promoted to full professor in 1999. Currently he is working at the Sociology Department of the Faculty of Humanities at the Pécs University. His field of research: History of Hungarian Sociology, research on ethnic minorities. He published two own books, edited ten other books, two with co-editors. He is divorced with a child (Szilvia).
 
Mission statement
 
Multidisciplinary Research on National and Ethnic Minority Relations of the Carpathian Basin
 
Major professional programmes
  • Center of Culture Pécs 6 May 2008Book Premiere: Religion and Ethnicity in Central Europe (Jointly with Research Committee on Ethnic Minorities of Academic Committee of Pécs)
  • PÉCS 23-24 November 2007Conference: Religion and Ethnicity in Central Europe (Jointly with Research Committee on Ethnic Minorities of Academic Committee of Pécs)
  • Center of Culture Pécs 8 May 2007Book Premiere: Regions, Territories and Ethnic Minorities in Central Europe (Jointly with Research Committee on Ethnic Minorities of Academic Committee of Pécs)
  • PÉCS 24-25 November 2006Conference: Regions, Territories and Ethnic Minorities in Central Europe
  • BUDAPEST 10 November 2006Hungarian Association of Sociology – Migrating Assembly - Department Meeting ”… the World is There Beyond the Darkness.” Minority Narratives and Behaviour in Central Europe
  • Center of Culture Pécs 9 May 2006Book Premiere: Ethno-cultural Encounters in Central Europe – From Historical and Present Perspective
  • BUDAPEST 16 November 2005Hungarian Association of Sociology – Migrating Assembly - Department Meeting ”From Conflict to Acceptance” Minorities Encountering Majority in Central Europe
  • PÉCS 11-12 November 2005Conference: Ethno-cultural Encounters in Central Europe – From Historical and Present Perspective
  • Center of Culture Pécs 17 May 2005Book Premiere: Globality – Locality. Ethno-regional Perspectives in Central Europe
  • PÉCS 10-11 December 2004Conference: Globality – Locality. Ethno-regional Perspectives in Central Europe
  • Center of Culture Pécs 20 April 2004Book Premiere: Frontier Regions and Minorities in the 19-20th CenturiesPÉCS 6-7 November 2003Conference: Frontier Regions and Minorities in the 19-20th Centuries
Joint publications
 
The lectures of the conferences were published in Hamburg and Pécs (in German and in Hungarian). These publications are the following:
  • 2009
    Endeavours for Autonomy by Minorities in Central Europe – Past and Present. Studies (Ed.: László Kupa) Pécs, PTE-Bookmaster Kft. 2009. 221 p.
  • 2008
    Ethno-Kulturelle Begegnungen in Mittel- und Osteuropa. /Társszerkesztővel/. Hamburg, Verlag Dr. Kovac 2008, 259 p. (ISBN 978-3-8300-3434-6)
    2008
    Religion and Ethnicity in Central Europe Essays. (Edited by László Kupa). Publ: Pécs, B@D Studio 2008. 227 p. (ISBN 978-963-87527-1-0)
  • 2007
    Regions, Territories and Ethnic Minorities in Central Europe. Essays. (Edited by László Kupa). Publ: Pécs, B@D Studio 2007. 237 p. (ISBN 978-963-87527-0-3)
  • 2006
    Ethno-regional Encounters in Central Europe – From Historical and Present Perspective. Essays. (Edited by László Kupa). Publ: Pécs, B@ D Studio 2006. 197 p. (ISBN 963 229 632 X)
  • 2005
    Globality – Locality. Ethno-regional Perspectives in Central Europe. Essays. (Edited by László Kupa). Publ: Pécs, B@D Studio 2005. 253 p. (ISBN 963 218 311 8)
  • 2004
    Frontier Regions and Minorities in the 19-20th Centuries Essays. (Edited by László Kupa, János Gyurok). Pécs, Publ: B@D Studio. 2004. 194 p. (ISBN 963 214 603 4)
International institutional relationships
  • Association of Museums of Transylvania – Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Scientific Community of Research on Hungarian Origins – Subotica, Serbia Montenegro
How to join us
 
Curriculum Vitae
Active participation in the work of the section

Members
 

Name

E-mail

Telephone

Workplace

Bindorffer, Györgyi, Ph.D.

gybind(at)matki.hu

Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities

Ferencz, Gábor

ferencz.gabor(at)invitel.hu

journalist

Hadas Miklós, Ph.D.

miklos.hadas(at)uni-corvinus.hu

Corvinus University of Budapest

Hornyák, Árpád, Ph.D.

bajmok(at)index.hu

+36 72 503 600/3569

University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Modern Age History

Jóna, György, Ph.D. student

gyorgy.jona(at)yahoo.co.uk

+36 20 387 3885

University of Debrecen, Faculty of Health, Department of Applied Social Sciece

Kanczler, Balázs

kanczlerbalazs(at)freemail.hu

+36 20 669 4814

student, University of Miskolc, Faculty of Art, Department of Sociology

Szabó, Csilla, Ph.D. student

bolcsill(at)uni-miskolc.hu; szacsil(at)freemail.hu

+36 30 362 1040

University of Miskolc, Institute of Sociology

Szabó, Péter, C.Sc.

King Sigismund College

Szolár, Éva

eva_szolar(at)yahoo.com

+40 749 436 441; +36 20 4647 4088

Center for Higher Education Research and Development; Partium Christian University

Tóth, Dóra

kis.falat(at)freemail.hu

+36 70 381 9512

student, University of Pécs, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Sociology

Vajda, Júlia, Ph.D.

H13073vaj(at)ella.hu

+36 30 378 9484

Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Natural Science

Barcsi, Tamás

barcsi48(at)gmail.com

University of Pécs, Faculty of Health Sciences

Molnár, Margit, C.Sc. molnarm(at)btk.pte.hu University of Pécs, Feculty of Humanities
Bálint, Lajos ludovik73(at)yahoo.com Hungarian Central Statistics Office,  Directorate of Pécsl