Neue affillierte Wissenschaftlerin
The HAIT is happy to welcome the Hungarian historian Dr. Eszter Bartha. In the coming two years (2020-2021) Dr. Bartha will be an affiliate researcher at the HAIT, while working at the TU Dresden on the research project "New, industrial workers of a globalizing Europe: Right-wing populism, working-class power and the legacy of state socialism in East Germany and Hungary (NIWGE)." This postdoctoral project is financially funded as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Horizon 2020) by the European Commission. This research project seeks to interrogate the question as to what extent the newly formed, skilled industrial “elite” workforce mainly driven by global capital in East Germany and Hungary, is attracted by right-wing, populist ideologies and political forces, and what factors can be identified that account for the decreasing appeal of the “old left” in this stratum of the workers.The project contends that the specific Eastern European historical legacies should receive more emphasis in the research. The German-Hungarian project is expected to facilitate new strategies of labor revitalization, and generate a wider social dialogue on labor and democracy.