The Department of History will be hosting a book launch for Dr. Steven Jobbitt's latest publication Fodor Ferenc Önéletírásai [The Autobiographical Works of Ferenc Fodor].
Published by ELTE Eötvös József Collegium (Hungary) and co-edited with Róbert Győri this edited collection of four previously unpublished autobiographical documents by the Hungarian geographer Ferenc Fodor (1887-1962) sheds important light on the life and work of a scholar and public intellectual whose career as a researcher began in the late Austro-Hungarian period and ended in the early communist era with the publication of his final book in 1957. Accompanied by a substantial introduction (in both English and Hungarian), this collection makes a significant contribution to the history of Hungarian geography, and opens up critical and ultimately timely perspectives on a Hungarian intellectual whose work has seen a revival in the context of Hungary's post-communist shift to the right.
Join us for the Thunder Bay launch of the book at The Study on 19 October at 12:00 pm.
A PDF version of the book (to facilitate open-access so that the primary materials it contains are readily accessible) can be downloaded at http://honlap.eotvos.elte.hu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/FodorFerenc.pdf