Szabolcs László, a research fellow at our institute specializing on the history of the Cold War, participated in the workshop entitled International Friendship within and beyond the Iron Curtain, organized by the Institute of Contemporary History in Ljubljana, between April 18-19.

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László’s lecture, entitled Transnational Friendships across the Iron Curtain: Hungarian and American Music Teachers Promoting the Kodály Method (1960s-70s), examined the professional community of women music educators that bridged the geopolitical divides of the Cold War period and produced an identifiable global brand for the Kodály-method. The presentation demonstrated that the transnational network that emerged through this collaboration constituted a cross-cultural and trans-continental affective community.

Here you can read more about László’s research on the transnational history of the Kodály-method.