Agriculture and Rural life in Hungary and Finland

Finnish-Hungarian research seminar, May 18 - 19, 2017, Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä

Hayfields in Ristonmaa, a view towards Jyväskylä, 1940s. Image courtesy of the Museum of Central Finland.

Agriculture and rural population have played a seminal role in the history of both Hungary and Finland. Especially in the 20th century, the pivotal questions have been land ownership and completion or rebuttal of a land reform in the first half of the century, forced collectivization and/or resettlement in the post-war era, and structural changes up until the present day.

This seminar gathers Finnish, Hungarian and German experts to analyze agriculture and rural life from different perspectives: economic, social, political and cultural.

The Seminar is organized by the Department of History and Ethnology at the University of Jyväskylä.

Contact information:

Anssi Halmesvirta,
Ville Häkkinen,