News & Events

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In recognition of her outstanding teaching and research activity of several decades dr Vilma Eőry received the Kazinczy-award in Győr on 23 April 2017.

Katalin É. Kiss, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was awarded the Bolyai Prize, the highest honour in Hungarian science. Professor É. Kiss is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy. 

On the invitation of the Consulate General of the Hungary our Institiute participated at the Educational Forum of Hungarian Weekend Schools on 22 April 2017 in Frankfurt. The aim of the forum was to provide information about the activity of weekend schools operating in the diaspora and to identify their needs. MANYSI was represented by Szilvia Szoták.  

The session of the Content Development and Methodology Working Group chaired by Dr Valéria Csépe, academician was held on 4 April 2017 where our Institute was represented by Rita Hegedűs.

With the collaboration of the University of Pécs (PTE 650 Jubilee Project Office) and "Határokon Túli Magyarságért" Foundation (HTMA) the Second Summit of Hungarian Culture was held between 31 March and 2 April 2017. MANYSI was represented by Szilvia Szoták.

A poetry recitation contest was organised by the Association of Hungarian Teachers in Austria (AMAPED) on the occasion of the János Arany Memorial Year on 25 March 2017 in the Collegium Hungaricum building in Vienna. The contestants including children of pre-school age and adults arrived from Austria, Hungary, Felvidék (former Upper Hungary, now part of Slovakia), Transylvania and Germany. The contestants could compete in several categories according to their knowledge of language (Hungarian as native, second or foreign language).   

Our colleagues commemorated the 169th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence in 1848-49 with Hungarians living in Őrvidék (Burgerland), Austria on 12 March 2017.  Ildikó Takács Kocsyné and Szilvia Szoták attended the ceremony on the invitation of the Hungarian Media and Information Centre. The venue of the event, “Old School”, the cultural centre of Hungarians in Őrvidék has been hosting the local celebrations for many years.

The Atlas of Hungarian Family Names in the Carpathian Basin by Ferenc Vörös was launched on 11 April 2017 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  The book was presented by Dr János Péntek, academician and Dr Attila Benő, head of department, senior lecturer (Babeş-Bolyai University).

The book “Are You Right? Reasoning and Convincing in Practice” (Neked van igazad? Érvelés és meggyőzés a gyakorlatban) written by Petra Aczél was published with the support of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy. The book launch was organised on 10 April 2017 in the Central Library of the Corvinus University, Budapest.

On the two hundredth anniversary of the birth János Arany, the great Hungarian poet the three-volume János Arany Dictionary written by József Beke, linguist, literary historian and secondary school teacher was presented on 2 March in the József Katona County Library in Kecskemét.

The year 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, János Arany. 2017 has been declared as the János Arany Memorial Year by the Hungarian Parliament and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The National Heritage Institute held a ceremony commemorating the anniversary in Fiumei Út Cemetery on 2 March 2017. The ceremony was opened by dr Katalin Fogarasi Radnai, Director-General of the National Heritage Institute. Péter Hoppál, State Secretary responsible for culture was the first to speak at the memorial event. Besides several institutions, the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy also paid their respect at the grave of the poet.

University of Óbuda, Pauli conferenceroom
06 March 2017

The book launch of the book titled “Informatórium: Szókalauz a kortárs információs kultúrához” (“Informatorium: Word Guide to Contemporary Information Culture”) written by László Z. Karvalics (Budapest, Tinta Publishing, 2017; 533 pages) and the following podium discussion took place on 6 March 2017 in the Óbuda University.

On 1st February, the 6th Volume (Di-Ek) and the online version of the Comprehensive Dictionary of Hungarian was presented in the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. At the event László Lovász, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences emphasized that the series planned to comprise of twenty volumes will fulfil a long-time obligation of the Hungarian linguistics.

Since one of the most important strategic objectives of the judicial system is to simplify and improve access to justice, 2017 will be dedicated to easing comprehension.

On January 18-20 2017, the international conference on Hungarian technical language “Hungarian Technical Languages in the Carpathian Basin” organised by the Standing Committee on Hungarian Language of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy and the Association of Hungarian Applied Linguists and Language Teachers took place at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics.

Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University
18 January 2017 - 20 January 2017

The purpose of the conference is to take into account the activities in the field of education, research and the use of technical languages and to identify the problematic areas relevant from the point of view of the language strategy and to examine whether these areas are or are not covered by the ongoing activities. In the latter case, research and development could play a guiding role besides their organising function. The topic of the conference is the Hungarian technical language, the use of technical language (and other languages used by Hungarians for technical purposes) but we are looking forward to the participation of not only applied linguists but also individuals and institutions that are directly or indirectly involved in the training and further training of young native speakers of Hungarian and in the use of the Hungarian language within the framework of various technical activities.

As the capstone of the Gergely Czuczor celebrations, the short film “Szabadonczok” by Zsolt Pozsgai and the documentary,”Körülvesznek dalok, versek” by Sándor Buglya were presented on 8 December 2016 at the Palace of Arts.

On November 23, 2016, MANYSI held an introductory conference at the Faculty of Humanities at the Eszterházy Károly University in Eger on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Science.

MÜPA I. emeleti előadója
08 December 2016

The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy presented the film “Szabadonczok” by Zsolt Pozsgai and the documentary film ,”Körülvesznek dalok, versek” by Sándor Buglya on Gergely Czuczor on 8 December 2016, in the Palace of Arts. After the screening, the prizes of the Gergely Czuczor national essay writing contest were awarded.

On November 14, 2016, the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy (MANYSI) held its regular second-term meeting of its Advisory Board in the Deák Room of Magyarság Háza (House of Hungarians).