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Demonstration of Slovak and Hungarian identity manifestations in the towns of northern Slovakia in the 19th and early 20th century

Project information

Annotation of achieved result: Monograph "Public celebrations and historical memory in Hungary (1867 – 1914)" is the most important outcome of the research project. The publication researches public celebrations in 1867 – 1914 as a forming tool of historical memory in a public space of two chosen towns in northern Slovakia (Banská Bystrica, Zvolen) and two towns with southern location (in Lučenec, Rimavská Sobota). Using examples of dynastic, state and national celebrations and cultivating of personality cult, it shows differences in the functioning of historical memory. It also depicts the mechanism of separation of national identities from others, It evaluates meaning of celebrations for ruling elites and impact of their ideas on urban population. Wide heuristics, comparison of facts from researched towns and implementation of historical and anthropological theories have enabled to point to not only well-known social and political phenomena of that period, but also to distinction of attitudes and opinions at the local level.




Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic

Project number:1/0352/14
Duration:2014 - 2016
Project coordinator:Mgr., PhD. Kurhajcová Alica (Faculty of Arts, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica)
Foreign project:no
Classification: AAB Most significant project publication
Title: Verejné oslavy a historická pamäť v Uhorsku (1867 - 1914) : na príklade Banskej Bystrice, Zvolena, Lučenca a Rimavskej Soboty. - rec. Elena Mannová, Dušan Škvarna. - 1. vyd. - Banská Bystrica : Vydavateľstvo Univerzity Mateja Bela - Belianum, 2015. - 224 s.
Authors: KURHAJCOVÁ, Alica
Classification: ADF Most significant project publication
Title: Kossuthov kult vo verejnom priestore hornouhorských miest : rozlúčka s "géniom národa". In: Eruditio – Educatio : vedecký časopis Pedagogickej fakulty Univerzity J. Selyeho. - Komárno : Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity J. Selyeho. - ISSN 1336-8893. - Roč. 10, č. 2 (2015), s. 77-90.
Authors: KURHAJCOVÁ, Alica
Classification: ADF Most significant project publication
Title: Prejavy štátnej a národnej identity na príklade osláv 15. marca v mestách Zvolenskej a Liptovskej župy na konci 19. a začiatku 20. storočia. In: Acta historica Neosoliensia : vedecký časopis pre historické vedy. - Banská Bystrica : Vydavateľstvo Univerzity Mateja Bela - Belianum, 2016. - ISSN 1336-9148. - Tomus XIX, 2016, Vol. 2.
Authors: KURHAJCOVÁ, Alica
Classification: AEC Most significant project publication
Title: Between center and periphery : a study on the process of identification with the ideas of the Hungarian millennial celebrations in the towns of Zvolen county (1896). In: Shifting discourses on Central European historien / ed. Slávka Otčenášová, Csaba Zahorán ; rec. László Szarka, Štefan Šutaj. - 1. vyd. - Budapest : Terra Recognita Foundation, 2015. - ISBN 978-963-89185-4-3. - S. 77-89.
Authors: KURHAJCOVÁ, Alica
Classification: AED Most significant project publication
Title: Verejné aktivity Eugena Geromettu v predmarcovom období. In: ACTA REGIONALIA, roč. 1, 2017.
Authors: ADAMČÍK, Tomáš