Agriculture and Rural life in Hungary and Finland, Finnish-Hungarian research seminar, May 18 - 19, 2017

Agriculture and Rural life in Hungary and Finland

Finnish-Hungarian research seminar, May 18 - 19, 2017,

Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä



Thursday, May 18th

Historica, H306

09:00 Openig address
Jari OJALA, head of the Department of History and Ethnology

09:15 Introduction

09:30 Keynote address
Zsuzsanna VARGA (Eötvös Loránd University)
The 20th-century rural development of Hungary in statistics and beyond

10:15 Coffee

10:30 Session 1
Chair: Anssi Halmesvirta

István PAPP (Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security)
The increased role of the peasantry and intellectuals' in Hungary after World War I

Réka MARCHUT (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Social Scieces)
The Land Reforms in the Little Entente States after the First World War - Their Anti-Hungarian Aspects

Juha HIRVILAMMI (The Finnish Museum of Agriculture)
Victor Forselius. Innovator in Finnish agriculture in transition


12:30 Lunch

13:30 Keynote address
Ilkka NUMMELA (University of Jyväskylä)
Structural Changes in Finnish Agriculture since late 18th Century

14:15 Coffee

14:30 - 16:30 Session 2
Chair: Ville Häkkinen

Resettlement in Finland after 1945

Judith TÓTH (National Archives of Hungary)
Elimination of the Farmer Elite in Hungary in the 1950s

Holger FISCHER (University of Hamburg)
Nonagrarian Activities of the Agricultural Production. Cooperatives and State Estates in Socialist Hungary 1967-1989:
Historical, Geographic, Economic and Social Aspects


18:30 Dinner, Historica, H320


Friday, May 19th

Historica, H306

09:00 - 11:00 Session 3
Chair: Ilkka Nummela

Jorma WILMI (University of Jyväskylä)
Co-operatives as a resource in the Finnish rural areas from the beginning of the 20th century up today

Value changes in rural Hungary in the 20th and 21th centuries

Pilvi HÄMEENAHO (University of Jyväskylä)
Everyday life in the rural idyll


11:00 Coffee and concluding discussion

12:15 Excursion to Taipale farmstead, Petäjävesi, and lunch on-site

c. 17:00 Return to Jyväskylä