Jakab Albert Zsolt

    PERSONAL DATA

    Name: JAKAB Albert Zsolt
    Date of birth
    : 13 May 1979
    Place of birth:
    Târgu Mureş, Mureş county
    E-mail:
    jalbertzsolt@yahoo.com, zs.jakab@ispmn.gov.ro
    Mobile:
    0740-552234


    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    Name of institution: Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Folklore, Budapest, Hungary
    Title of qualification awarded
    : PhD in Hungarian and Comparative Ethnology 
    Period:
    2003-2011

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Hungarian Language and Culture, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : MA in Ethnolinguistics and Sociolinguistics
    Period:
    2002-2003

    Name of institution: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Hungarian Language and Culture, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Title of qualification awarded
    : BA in Hungarian Language and Literature - Ethnology
    Period:
    1998-2002


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: The Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities
    Locality: Cluj-Napoca
    Country: Romania
    Position held: researcher
    Period: November 2007- present

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Hungarian Ethnography ant Anthropology
    Locality:
    Cluj-Napoca
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    associate lecturer
    Period:
    October 2007- present

    Name and type of organization providing qualification and/or training: Kriza János Ethnographical Society
    Locality:
    Cluj-Napoca
    Country:
    Romania
    Position held:
    researcher, editor
    Period:
    November 2002- present

     

    PARTICIPATION AT CONFERENCES

    21-22 October 2016: [The Institutions and Formations of Memory in the 19th Century.] A 19. századi emlékezéskultúra intézményei és alakzatai. The title of the conference: [Memory and Forgetting. 5th Interdisciplinary Conference] Emlékezet és felejtés. Interdiszciplináris párbeszéd V. (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The organizer institutions: Bolyai Society - Babeş-Bolyai University.

    14-15 October 2016: [From Fieldwork to Archives.] A tereptől az archívumig. Az erdélyi és moldvai magyar kultúra kutatásának és archiválásának kihívásai. The title of the conference: [The Changing Contexts of Archives] Az archívumok használatának változó kontextusai - a KJNT vándorkonferenciája (Otomani, Romania). The organizer institutions: Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) - The Institute of Ethnology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary) - Exhibit House of Otomani (Romania).

    7-11 September 2016: Ethnicity and the Language of Rituals. Remembering and Forgetting the Past in Post-socialist Romania. The title of the conference: Language, Individual & Society 2016. 10th International Conference (Elenite, Bulgaria). The organizer institutions: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Union of Scientists in Bulgaria - Science & Education Foundation, Bulgaria - New Education Foundation, Poland - WUZF University, Bulgaria.

    29 June-1 July 2016: [Modelling and Communicating the Identity of Rural Communities (Monographs, Contry Houses, Monuments, Rural Festivities] A vidéki közösségek identitásának alakítása, kommunikálása (monográfia, tájház, emlékmű, emléknap, falunap) The title of the conference: [10th Scientific Barn-Seminar of Vărgata] X. Csíkfalvi Csűrszemináriumok (Vărgata). The organizer institution: Sapientia University, Department of Applied Social Sciences.

    26-27 November 2015: [The Memory of the Great War in Cluj. (Plenary discourse.)] A világháború emlékezete Kolozsváron. (Plenáris előadás.) The title of the conference: [The Effects of the Great War to the Culture of Everyday Life] A Nagy Háború hatása a mindennapok kultúrájának változására (Szeged, Hungary). The organizer institutions: SZTE Néprajzi és Kulturális Antropológiai Tanszék - SZAB Néprajzi Munkabizottsága - MTA-SZTE Vallási Kultúrakutató Csoport - Meritum Kulturális és Művelődési Közhasznú Egyesület.

    9-10 October 2015: [Ceremonial Tools and Formations in the Memorial Culture of the 19thCentury.] Ünnepi eszköztár és emlékalakzatok a 19. századi emlékezéskultúrában. The title of the conference: [Value and Community] Érték és közösség. Új utak és kihívások az erdélyi értékkutatásban - a KJNT vándorkonferenciája (Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania). The organizer institutions: Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) - Székely National Museum (Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania).

    30 May-5 June 2015: The 1000th Anniversary of the State. The Commemorations of the Hungarian Land-Taking (896) in Cluj/Kolozsvár. The title of the conference: Congress 2015 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Capital Ideas (Ottawa, ON, Canada). The organizer institutions: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - University of Ottawa.

    4-5 November 2014: [Epoch, Boundary and Historical Consciousness. The Effects of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 on the Commemorations in Cluj/Kolozsvár.] Korszakhatár és történeti tudat. Az 1867-es kiegyezés hatása a megemlékezési ünnepségekre Kolozsváron. The title of the conference: [„On the Well-tried Way of Loyalty to the King..." Symbolic Changes of Class and National Bounds Between 1867 and 1918] „A királyhűség jól bevált útján..." Rendi és nemzeti kötődések szimbolikus változásai 1867 és 1918 között (Szeged, Hungary). The organizer institutions: MTA-SZTE Vallási Kultúrakutató Csoport - SZTE Néprajzi és Kulturális Antropológiai Tanszék - Országos Rabbiképző Zsidó Egyetem.

    18-20 September 2014: Remembering Crises. The Memory of Social Conflicts and Political Changes in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The title of the conference: 7th InASEA Congress. Cultures of Crisis: Experiencing and Coping with Upheavals and Disasters in Southeast Europe (Istanbul, Turkey). The organizer institution: International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA).

    24-30 May 2014: Epoch, Boundary and Historical Consciousness. The Effects of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 on the Commemorations in Cluj/Kolozsvár.The title of the conference: Congress 2014 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Borders without Boundaries (St. Catharines, ON, Canada). The organizer institutions: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - Brock University.

    14-16 May 2014: The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting. Contested memories in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). The title of the conference: International Conference on The Cultural Politics of Memory (Cardiff, United Kingdom). The organizer institutions: Cardiff University - Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory.

    5-7 September 2013: Memory Construction and Practice: Creating and Use of Cultural Memory in Cluj-Napoca. The title of the conference: First Annual CCCS Conference „Cultural Memory" (Skopje, Macedonia). The organizer institution: Centre for Culture and Cultural Studies.

    1-4 July 2013: Contested Memories in a Multiethnic Context: Forms of Commemorations in Cluj-Napoca. The title of the conference: SIEF 2013 11th Congress: Circulation (Tartu, Estonia). The organizer institution: Société Internationale d'Ethnologie et de Folklor.

    1-8 June 2013: From the Centre to the Periphery - and Back. The Functions of Commemorations in Cluj/Kolozsvár (Romania) in the 20th Century. The title of the conference: Congress 2013 of the Humanities and Social Sciences. @ the Edge (Victoria, BC, Canada). The organizer institutions: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - University of Victoria.

    19-20 April 2013: [Commemorations in Cluj in the 19th Century.] Megemlékezési ünnepségek Kolozsváron a 19. században. The title of the conference: [Cultural Practices and Representations.] Kulturális gyakorlat és reprezentáció. A KJNT vándorkonferenciája (Odorheiu-Secuiesc, Romania). The organizer institutions: Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) - Haáz Rezső Museum (Odorheiu-Secuiesc, Romania).

    6-7 December 2012: The Social Functions of Memory in Cluj between 1440-2012. The title of the conference: [To Whom Does Tradition Belong? What Do We Do With It? Tradition between Culture, User and Entrepreneur - International Scientific Session] A qui appartient la tradition? A quoi sert-elle? La tradition entre culture, utilisateur et entrepreneur - colloque international (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The organizer institutions:Babeş-Bolyai University, Hungarian Department of Ethnography and Anthropology - F.E.R. EURETHNO of the Council of Europe - Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Cluj-Napoca - Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

    14-16 May 2012: The Organization of Collective Memory by Romanians and Hungarians in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) (presented at the workshop: Memory and Place in European Cities). The title of the conference: Towards a Common Past? Conflicting Memories on Contemporary Europe (Lund, Sweden).The organizer institutions: NordForsk Nordic Network Conference in Memory Studies - Centre for European Studies at Lund University.

    3 November 2011: [Memory Construction and Memorial practice. Representations of Cultural Memory in Cluj.] Emlékállítás és emlékezési gyakorlat. A kulturális emlékezet reprezentációi Kolozsváron. The title of the conference: [Societies in transition and communal networks] Átalakuló társadalmak és közösségi hálózatok - tudományos tanácskozás a Magyar Tudomány Napján (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The organizer institution: Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

    7-9 October 2011: [Memory and Society. Memorial Events in Cluj in the 20thCentury.] Emlékezet és társadalom. A 20. századi kolozsvári emlékállítások. The title of the conference: [National Minorities in the Carpathian Basin] Minorităţi în Bazinul Carpatic (Satu Mare, Romania). The organizer institutions: Consiliul Judeţean Satu Mare - Muzeul Judeţean Satu Mare - Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyei Önkormányzat Múzeumok Igazgatósága.

    22-27 August 2011: [Memory and Society. Writing and Rite in the 15-20th Memorial Practices in Cluj.] Emlékezet és társadalom. Írás és rítus a 15-20. századikolozsvári emlékezési gyakorlatban. The title of the conference: 7th International Congress of Hungarian Studies (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The organizer institutions: International Association of Hungarian Studies - Babeş-Bolyai University - Transylvanian Museum Society - Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania - Bolyai Society - Kriza János Ethnographic Society - Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities.

    19 November 2010: [Ways of Building Monuments. The Formations of the (Romanian) Commemorations in Funar-era (1992-2004).] Emlékállítási gyakorlat Kolozsváron a 20. században. A Funar-korszak (1992-2004) (román) emlékezési alakzatai. The title of the conference: [(Biographical) Narratives of 20th Century] A 20. század (biografikus) történetei (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The organizer institutions: UBB Hungarian Department of Ethnography and Antropology - Kriza János Ethnographic Society - Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Cluj-Napoca.

    26-27 June 2009: [The Ritual Reactions in Transylvanian Public after the Abort of Double Citizenship.] A kettős állampolgárság kudarcának rituális válaszreakciói az erdélyi nyilvánosságban. The title of the conference: [Locality, Collective Memory, History] Új kutatások és elméletek a helytörténetírásban. Lokalitás, Emlékezet, Történelem (Satu Mare, Romania).The organizer institutions: Muzeul Judeţean Satu Mare - Józsa András Történettudományi Intézet. (with PETI Lehel).

    13-15 May 2009: The Organization of Collective Memory by Romanians and Hungarians in Cluj-Napoca (Romania) after 1989 (presented at the workshop: Boundary, Inter-ethnic Relations and Differentiation in Contexts of Impending Ethnicity). The title of the conference: IMISCOE Cross-Cluster Theory Conference. Interethnic Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches (Lisbon, Portugal).The organizer institutions: IMISCOE - International Migration, Integration & Social Cohesion in Europe - Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade da Letras, Centro de Estudos Geográficos.

    8 May 2009: [The Ritual Reactions in Transylvanian Public after the Abort of Double Citizenship.] A kettős állampolgárság kudarcának rituális válaszreakciói az erdélyi nyilvánosságban. The title of the conference: [1st Conference on Hungarian Studies] I. Magyarságtudományi konferencia (Veszprém, Hungary). The organizer institutions: MTA Veszprémi Akadémiai Bizottsága - Pannon Egyetem Modern Filológiai és Társadalomtudományi Kara. (with PETI Lehel).

    12-13 November2008: [The Organization of Collective Memory and Identity in Cluj-Napoca.] Emlékezetszervezés és identitásmodellálás Kolozsváron.The title of the conference: [Ethnic, National and European Identity] Nemzetiségi - nemzeti - európai identitás (Szeged, Hungary). The organizer institutions: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Felnőttképzési Intézete - Identitáskutató Műhely.

    21-23 May 2008: [Collective Memory and Groups in Cluj-Napoca.] Memorie colectivă şi grupuri în Cluj-Napoca. The title of the conference: [The 10th International Symposium of Cultural Anthropology. Integration, Autonomy and Intercultural Dialogue] X-lea Simpozion Internaţional de Antropologie Culturală. Integrare, autonomie, dialog intercultural (Arad, Romania).The organizer institutions: Ministerul Culturii şi Cultelor (Bucureşti, Romania) - Consiliul Judeţean Arad (Arad, Romania) - Complexul Muzeal Arad (Arad, Romania).

    16-19 April 2008: [The Space of Memory and Collective Conscious in Cluj-Napoca.] Az emlékezés tere: térbeélés és kollektív tudat Kolozsváron. The title of the conference: [16th Ethnographical Seminar. The Changes of the Role of Community in the 20th Century Society] XVI. Néprajzi Szeminárium. A közösség szerepének átalakulása a 20. századi társadalomban (Szeged, Hungary). The organizer institutions:Hungarian Ethnographic Society (Budapest, Hungary) - Móra Ferenc Múzeum (Szeged, Hungary) - University of Szeged, Department of Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology (Szeged, Hungary).

    2-4 November 2007: [Organizing the Memory of the 1848-49 Revolution in Cluj-Napoca.] 1848-49 emlékezetének szervezése Kolozsváron. The title of the conference: [Historical Consciousness - Cultural Memory] Történelmi tudat - kulturális emlékezet(Zenta, Serbia).The organizer institutions: Vajdasági Magyar Művelődési Intézet (Zenta, Serbia) - Hungarian Academy of Science, Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities (Budapest, Hungary).

    23-25 May 2007: [Representation of the Groups and Collective Memory in Cluj-Napoca Local Studies.] Grupuri şi memorie colectivă în studiile locale clujene. The title of the conference: [The 9th International Symposium of Cultural Anthropology: Regions, the Europe of Identities] IX-lea Simpozion Internaţional de Antropologie Culturală. Europa identităţilor (Arad, Romania).The organizer institutions: Ministerul Culturii şi Cultelor. Serviciul Cultură-Minorităţi (Bucureşti, Romania) - Consiliul Judeţean Arad (Arad, Romania) - Complexul Muzeal Arad (Arad, Romania). 

     


    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Mother tongue: Hungarian


    Writing

    Speaking

    romanian

    fluent

    fluent

    english

    intermediate

    intermediate

    french

    basic

    basic





    RESEARCH FIELDS

    • Urban anthropology; symbolical behavior, impeding ethnicity; collective memory; written popular culture


    ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    1999 - Transylvanian Museum Society, I. Letters, Linguistics and History Department (Cluj-Napoca), member of the committee from 2016

    2002 - Kriza János Ethnographic Society (Cluj-Napoca), vice-president from 2008, president from 2012

    2003 - Hungarian Ethnographic Society (Budapest)

    2008 - Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Science Cluj-Napoca - Ethnographical and Anthropological Committee of Experts (Cluj-Napoca), founder member

    2011 - Society of Hungarian Scientists and Scholars of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, I. Section of Linguistics and Literary Scholarship (Budapest)

    2013 - Hungarian Studies Association of Canada (Canada)

    2013 - International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA)

    2013 - International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF)

    2014 - Hungarian Association for Semiotic Studies (Budapest) 

     

    Prizes

    2011: Debut Prize (Transylvanian Museum Society)
    2014: „Jankó János" Prize (Hungarian Ethnographic Society)
    2014: „Jelismervény" Prize (Hungarian Association for Semiotic Studies)

    Publications