Fiume Lectures: The Economic History of Fiume (1776-1918)

Fiume Lectures: The Economic History of Fiume (1776-1918)

ALTERA APS 26-01-2022 - 18:00

"In my lecture I wish to show the history of Fiume as a Hungarian port town. It is important to note that I will present this story from the Hungarian point of view, which says the city was rightfully part of the Hungarian state between 1779 and 1918.
In my opinion the moment when Maria Theresa gave the city to Hungary was based on economical calculations, because when the new roads were built in 1771, in the trade of Fiume the majority of the goods were from Hungary. However, the legal connection was created, the economical modernization of the port was needed. This started after the Austro-Hungarian and Hungarian-Croatian compromises in 1867-1868.
In my presentation I will summarize the development of transport infrastructure, industry, and trade. I will also show how sea navigation companies, and with them the importance of Fiume grew at the second half of the 19th century. I will base my results on my archival and literature researches. I hope with my lecture I can show the economic history of Fiume to a wider audience."
Márton Pelles PhD
- assistant research fellow at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics and assistant museologist at the Hungarian Museum of Science and Transportation
The Economic History of Fiume (1776-1918) is the first one in the series of lectures, part of the Fiume Crisis project, talking about the history of Rijeka/Fiume as an independent city state following the First World War and the historical events leading up to it.

The event will take place online, on Zoom.
Registration is required to attend the event.
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The lecture will be recorded to be available on other online platforms. However, the Q&A following the lecture will be only available for the live audience.

Fiume Crisis is an educational larp (live-action roleplaying) project ran by three NGOs from three EU countries, Parallel Worlds from Hungary, Terrible Creations from Croatia and Altera Cultura in association with Terre Spezzate from Italy.
The project focuses on creating live-action roleplaying tools, scenarios that use the context of this vibrant and chaotic era to reflect upon our present and to educate about issues of political radicalization, populist rhetorics and propaganda.

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