Special issue, 2019

Openness and Closedness – Culture and Science in Hungary and the Soviet Bloc after Helsinki


  • György Földes: Economic Reform, Ideology, and Opening, 1965–1985
  • Melinda Kalmár: The Decades of Détente
  • Róbert Takács: Hungarian Foreign Policy and Basket III in the Cold War Confrontation from Helsinki to Madrid
  • Szabolcs László: Promoting the Kodály Method during the Cold War: Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy and the Transnational Network of Music Educators in the 1960s and 1970s
  • Péter Csunderlik: From Criticising ‘NATO History-Writing’ to the Triumph of ‘Comecon History-Writing’: A Change of Attitudes in Hungarian Historiography after 1956
  • Erzsébet Takács: In the Mantle of Professionalization. The Openness and Confinement of Family Sociology in Hungary during the 1970s and 1980s
  • Attila Antal: The Re-institutionalization of Political Science in Hungary
  • Gergely Kőhegyi: An Attempt to Ground Central Planning on Scientific Basis. János Kornai and the Mathematical Theory of Planning


  • Attila Antal (Faculty of Law, Institute of Political Science, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Péter Csunderlik (Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University; Institute of Political History)
  • György Földes (Institute of Political History)
  • Melinda Kalmár (University of Szeged, Department of Contemporary History)
  • Gergely Kőhegyi (Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Szabolcs László (Department of History, Indiana University)
  • Erzsébet Takács (Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University)
  • Róbert Takács (Institute of Political History)