Labor Research from Planned Economy to Savage Capitalism | Online conference

Fortepan / Zoltán Szalay

“Labor Research from Planned Economy to Savage Capitalism” is the title of a workshop conference organized by Voices of the 20th Century Archive and Research Group together with Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives.

The conference is in Hungarian.

Date: December 3–4, 2020

Hungarian sociologists in the 1970s and 1980s conducted an immense amount of interview research concerning workers and broader topics of the world of labor, which would be close to impossible today. These researches, by the 2000s, became the standard professional sources of social history. Archives hold several collections that were and could become relevant sources of research. Based on these collections, this conference explores a significant tradition of Hungarian sociology; the research on labor and workers’ everyday circumstances, which began in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as its interpretations in social history and the history of sociology. The conference is inspired by the new collections acquired by the Voices of the 20th Century and the Centre for Social Sciences Research Documentation Centre.

The Program (in Hungarian):


Zoom-link for the first day:


December 3, 2020

Password: 260161


Zoom-link for the second day:


December 4, 2020

Password: 168024


Blinken OSA / Galeria Centralis - 1051 Budapest, Arany János u. 32.