News & Events

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The Transylvanian Association for the Cultivation of the Mother Tongue organised the Sándor Csoma de Kőrös Mother Tongue Competition on 10-13 May, 2018 during the Days of the Hungarian Language in Nagybánya (Baia Mare).

The book titled “The Revitalisation of the Hebrew Language” by József Szécsi was launched on 2 May 2018 in the Kossuth Club (1088 Budapest, Múzeum utca 7.).

The finals of the Nice Hungarian Speech competition in 2018 for elementary and secondary school students (Kazinczy Competition) were organised in April. The national semi-finals of elementary school students from the Eastern and Western part of Hungary were organised on 6-8 April in Kisújszállás and on 12-14 April in Balatonboglár, respectively.

A five-week online competition titled “The Early Bird Catches the Worm” was organised for elementary school students in Kaposmérő and Kadarkút who could deepen their knowledge about idioms and proverbs through the game.  

János Kodolányi College
24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

HuCER 2018: The Hungarian Educational Research Association – HERA is organising a conference titled Education – Economy – Society on 24-25 May 2018.

The I/2 and II volumes of the Moldavian Hungarian Dialect Dictionary were launched on 13 April 2018 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

On 13 April, the books published by the Termini Research Network of the Hungarian Language in 2017 were presented in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The following publications were in the focus of the event:  Tudományköziség és magyarságtudomány a nyelvi dimenziók tükrében (Interdisciplination and Hungarology in the Light of Linguistic Dimensions); Szélrózsa (Compass Rose); Őrvidéki házinevek (Bynames  in Őrvidék); Nyelvek és nyelvváltozatok térben és időben (Languages and Language Varieties in Space and Time); A magyar nyelv jelene és jövője (The Present and Future of the Hungarian Language).

Ministry of Defence Military History Institute and Museum, Gala Room
18 April 2018

The VERITAS Research Institute for History and the Military History Institute and Museum of the Ministry of Defence organised an international conference titled “Nagodba – 1868” on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Hungarian-Croatian reconciliation on 18 April 2018.

The Week of the Hungarian Language was organised for the 52nd time this year, on the 13th of April, 2018 in Tihany (Address: I. András tér 1.).

The number of European citizens supporting the European Citizens' Initiative “Minority SafePack –one million signatures for diversity in Europe” by far exceeded the goal of collecting one million signatures.

The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy (MANYSI) organized the conference “Challenges of Terminology Strategy in the Hungarian Language Area” in cooperation with the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), the Council of Hungarian Language and Terminology and the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Plc. (OFFI) on 9 March 2018 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

Noémi Bodnár, student of ELTE Linguistics Doctoral School will launch a course titled Sign Language and Deaf Culture in Hungary in the framework of the Open University Lectures of the Academy of Humanist Studies of Pest of the Eötvös Loránd University.

The article titled “Decay in Language or Deteriorating Language Use in Transylvania – Do We “Not Still” Know Hungarian?” was published on the website of Új Magyar Szó newspaper on 24 March 2018.

The third and last volume of the monumental work of János Péntek, academician, professor of linguistics, the Dictionary of the Hungarian Dialect in Moldavia was launched in the Banquet Hall of the Transylvanian Museum Association.

Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University
26 March 2018

The Society of Hungarian Linguistics, the Department of Finno-Ugric Studies and Hungarian Linguistics of ELTE, the Department of Hungarian Linguistics of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy organises a roundtable conference titled Hungarian Onomastic Research – Current Tasks on 26 March 2018.

The Guttenberg Pál Folk High School and the Orpheusz Publishing House launch a poetry contest and short story competition for Hungarian secondary school students living abroad on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Fiction.

In the Ukraine, the rights to the use of minority languages have ceased as no legislation explicitly regulating the language use has remained in force after the abolition of the Language Act, said Mihály Tóth, senior research fellow at the V. M. Kerensky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in an interview with the Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.

A book titled „The Present and the Future of the Hungarian Language” based on scientific research and presenting the situation of the Hungarian language and language community on the Millennium was published by Gondolat Publishing House. 

The first session of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy was held on 26 February 2018.

Ground floor lecture hall of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
09 March 2018
The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy and the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. organises the conference “Challenges of Terminology Strategy in the Hungarian Language Area” on 9 March 2018 in the ground floor lecture hall of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.