Orphans and Orphanhood between the 18th and 20th centuries: Expanding and Re-interrogating the History of Welfare

25th-26th July

Workshop program

All proceedings will take place at the Centre for Population Studies, Avram Iancu Str. No. 68, 3rd floor and will be streamed via Microsoft Teams.

For online registration, email oana.sorescu@gmail.com by Saturday 23rd July 2022.

The event is part of the research grant PN-III-P1-1.1-TE-2019-0472, Raising the Nation: Institutionalized and Grassroots Initiatives for Orphan Welfare in Transylvania During Dualism.

Monday, 25th July

15:00-15:10 Opening remarks

15:10 – 15:40 Keynote address: Friederike Kind-Kovács, „Worth to be Protected? Hungary’s Orphaned and Abandoned Children from the late 19th century to the post-WWI period”

15:40 – 16:00 Book launch – Friederike Kind-Kovács, Budapest’s Children Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press July 2022

16:00 – 16:20 Oana Sorescu-Iudean, Angela Lumezeanu, Orphans and Numbers in Early Modern Transylvania: What Historical Databases Can Add to the Narrative

16:20 – 16:45 Q&A

17:30 Early Dinner

Tuesday, 26th July

9:40 – 10:00 Edina Gál, Infant Welfare and Nationalism in Dualist Transylvania

10:00 – 10:20 Gábor Koloh, Financial Situation of Orphans and Half-orphans in Southern Transdanubia, Hungary in the 19th Century

10:20 – 10:40 Claudia Sabău, The Fate of Orphaned Children in Transylvania in the Second Half of the 19th Century Between Official Regulations and the Local Realities. Case Study: Năsăud District (1861-1876)

10:40 – 11:00 Q&A

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 11:40 Gizem Sivri, Being an Orphan Children of the Criminal Parents in the Late Ottoman Empire (1850-1918) (online)

11:40 – 12:00 Despina Karakatsani, Pavlina Nikolopoulou, Pedagogical Discourse, Childhood and Emotions in Childtowns during the Post-civil War Period in Greece (online)

12:00 – 12:30 Q&A

13:30 Lunch