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University of Glasgow, Central & East European Studies
History paper by Lotstein, Tara (all papers)
Hungarian Autonomy in Vojvodina: Hungarian-Serbian relations – Past, Present, and Future
Serbia’s northern province of Vojvodina is important to Central and Eastern Europe for several reasons: The Hungarian community living there, the history of the province, and the issue of autonomy for that community. This autonomy issue plays a vital role in the political atmosphere of the region. Lately however, this has become less important than other issues, such as Serbia’s accession to the European Union, Kosovo, and pipeline politics; as a result, has faded into the background. Research undertaken for this Master’s thesis examined academic texts and journals, government websites, and newspapers from the region. Some archival research has been conducted as well. Information found in the above materials has shown that the issue of Vojvodina autonomy is a delicate one, though while government leaders have maintained their commitment to it, simultaneous obligations have required them to carefully select which to pursue and in what order. Despite this, the province of Vojvodina will continue to play a significant role in the region in the years to come. UI: Szakdolgozatom a vajdasági autonomiáról és az ottani magyarok a magyar-szerb kapcsolatokra tett hatásáról szól.
Brief Professional Bio:
Tara lotstein’s academic focus is Hungary, including the language; ethnic Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin, and the indigenous (Finno-Ugric) peoples of the Soviet-Russian and Scandinavian Arctic. She has an International Masters in Russian, Central, and East European Studies from the Department of Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow, and an MA in Political Science (Politikatudomány MA) from the Institute of Political Science at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Her Master’s thesis focused on the extent to which the Hungarians in Serbia affected Hungarian-Serbian relations, and she is proficient in Hungarian, Romanian, and Russian.