On the occasion of Poet Imre Nagy of Sárrétudvari’s 120th birth anniversary, the Sárrétudvari Municipality and the Berettyó Cultural Centre-Bihari Museum released the poet’s newest book of poetry. The collection’s material is the ”checkered booklet”, which was donated to the museum by an enthusiastic literature lover family from Paks. As the poet’s daughter remembered this booklet was taken from his father by a bailiff in the ’30s. The found booklet contains poems that have not appeared yet in the previously published volumes, only in journals in the poet’s life. These poems are completed with the handwritten booklet content of Kaszacsengés (Scythe clang). Imre Nagy gave this book to Károly Sípos priest-poet. In this particular book the poet’s illustrations can be found as well. These pencil drawings can be found on the front page of the published volume and beside the poems. The poet gave the Wild flowers title of his collection built into a simple scool exercise book and this title refers to the theme of the poems as well. Imre Nagy was considered himself as a poet of the poors. In his poems he wanted to be the chronicler of Bihar’s people and landscape. In his works emerges the life of a countryman and his community. The life of a countryman and his community emerge in his works.
The publication was edited by Gabriella Szémánné Veres literary museologist, fellow worker of the Bihari Museum.
The workmates of the museum can provide more information about the released volume.
On 25 November 2016 10am the Bihari Museum will give place the Bihar-Research 2016 – „The Northern Great Plain towns in the socialism” intituled conference. The conference will be cooperatively organized by The Bihari Museum, the Legenda Cultural Association and the Parola Non-profit Association and it wants to deal with popular research subject issues nowadays.
The historical scientific examination of the period between 1945-1989/1990, within that the number of studies about the towns of socialism is significantly increased recently but these are mostly by sociological of political history approachings and viewing the era from national or local perspective.
With present conference the organizers are trying to show a new intercultural point of view by examining through lectures the political history, economic-, location-, social- and city history of one geographic region; the Northern Great Plain in the socialism.
During the conference, among others there will be talks about the post-World War II administrative changes, the transition in the University of Debrecen, the industrialization of Jászberény, the social changes of Berettyóújfalu and about the flourishing cabbage of Bors as well.
The organizers expect all visitors in the Bihari Museum’s Great Hall on 25 November 2016 at 10 am. Bihar_research_2016_invitation
The Hajdú-Bihar County and Debrecen Homeland Study Association and The National Archives of Hungary’s Hajdú-Bihar County Archives inviting written source-based applications in homeland study-local history topics which are unpublished (such as OTDK) yet – and have not applied for another tender – theme with respect to Bihar and Hajdú counties, Hajdú-Bihar County and it’s settlements.
More informations: HERE
The Archaelogy Database of the National Museum aims the support of research, education and learning. The database is funded within the ARIADNE program, which brings together 24 archaelogical and heritage institutions in 16 countries. The ARIADNE’s purpose is to integrate the existing archaelogical data-infrastructures (mainly gray literature) due to make available for the visitors the otherwise scattered archaelogical datas by a single unified system that based on new technologies. By browsing the database, more Bihar settlements datas can be found. The database is available here.
A study of Dr. Péter Szabó military historian; „Soldiers from Zala in Transylvania. Documents about the Royal Hungarian 9th Honved Infantry Division’s mobilization and marching into Northern Transylvania, 1940” was published by the National Archives of Hungary Zala County Archives in September 2015. The document book – next to the text sources – also publishes 246 pieces of contemporary amateur photographic recordings which were made by the former participants
In addition to this book, a virtual exhibition was made from the valuable sources which were dropped from the volume due to lack of space or other reasons. It contains 146 photographs of 19 former military officers and honveds. A significant part of the virtual exhibition’s photo materials are linked to Bihar county, which here can be viewed.
Festive assembly on the occasion of Hungary’s thousand year existence.
On the occasion of our country’s thousand-year existence nationwide commemorations, celebrations were held and a series of Turul-bird monuments were raised.
This did not happen otherwise in the country’s oldest county – Bihar – where the municipal committee held its festive assembly in Nagyvárad on 12 May 1896; and in the county’s oldest center settlement; the earth fort of Bihar a memorial column were inaugurated which had a turul-bird at the top with a sword in its beak. The monument disappeared before the Trianon Peace Treaty in 1919.
Between the dates of 22-24 April 2016 a Publication Editorial Conference was organised by The National Homeland Study Association, the Hajdú-Bihar County and Debrecen Homeland Study Association and the Berettyó Cultural Center. The short film summary of the three days long event is available here.