On April 20th, 2011 at 4:00PM, the Scholarly and Professional Activities Committee of Rutgers University Libraries and the Institute for Hungarian Studies will be sponsoring a symposium entitled: “Hungarian Media and Archives Policies Today: Big Controversies in a Small Country.” The symposium will begin with an introduction by Jim Niessen, director of the Institute for Hungarian Studies, and will include 20 minute presentations by Christopher Adam (Carleton University) on the Hungarian government’s archival proposal and Tibor Purger (Rutgers University libraries) on the country’s new media laws.
Attila Pók, the director of the Historical Institute at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, will provide on 10 minute commentary on Christopher Adam’s presentation, while John V. Pavlik, the Chair of Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers will comment on Hungary’s media laws. Daniel Kelemen, the director of the Center for European Studies will speak on EU policy concerning media and archival legislation.
The symposium begins at 4:00PM in the Alexander Library’s Teleconference Lecture Hall. All are invited to attend and the organizers will provide refreshments after the presentations.