The Invisible History as Her Story. Women in Hungarian/Minority Theater.

The Invisible History as Her Story. Women in Hungarian/Minority Theater.


International Conference

Cluj-Napoca, December 2-4. 2021


The presence of female theater makers – dramaturgs, playwrights, directors, designers, artistic directors, cultural policy makers – is still phenomenal and uncommon today in Hungarian theater in Romania. “Her” story is rarely seen in the larger context of Hungarian and Romanian theater and cultural life. The “actress” is historically almost the only visible female theater maker.  Our conference will focus on female theater makers’ invisible stories, on their context in Hungarian and/or minority and Romanian social, historical and theater world, career histories in the past and present, and discourses unfolding around their activity.  


The conference takes place from the 2nd to 4th of December in a hybrid format and it is supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian University Institute of Cluj the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies.


The conference is bilingual, English and Hungarian, and interpreters will be provided for all the presentations.


The Key Speakers are Gajdó Tamás (Hungarian Theater Museum and Institute), Penny Farfan (University of Calgary, Canada), Alina Nelega (University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures), Pető Andrea (Central European University, Hungary-Austria).

Four of the authors presenting papers in the conference are members of Janovics Center for Screen and Performing Arts Studies: Miruna Runcan, Andrea Tompa, Anca Hațiegan, Cristina Modreanu.


The authors of the invited papers are: Adorján Beáta University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures, Bakos Petra Central European University, Hungary-Austria, Balázs Imre József Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Bartha Katalin Ágnes Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Bogdán Zenkő Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Boros Kinga University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures, Mihaela Dragan Giuvlipen Theater Company, Romania, Egyed Emese Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Hajnal Márton, Eötvös Loran Uninversity-University of Szeged, Anca Hatieganu Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Herczog Noémi Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Könczei Csilla Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Kricsfalusi Beatrix University of Debrecen, Cristina Modreanu Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Németh Nikolett University of Pécs, Palocsay Kata Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Miruna Runcan University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures, Tarr Gabriella Nóra Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Tompa Andrea Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Ungváry Zrínyi Ildikó University of Arts, Tirgu-Mures.


See the detailed programme of the conference at the event link:




This conference will be held in a hybrid format (online and on-site) between 2 – 4 of December. Those of you who will attend this conference online can access the link below.



Webinar ID984 1848 8565


This conference will be recorded and streamed via Facebook.

The webinar will also have an interpretation option in English and Hungarian.

All the English presentations will be translated in Hungarian and all the Hungarians to English.

The interpretation option can be accessed by clicking on the globe icon on the lower right part of the ZOOM platform.


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There you will have to select the language you want to listen to the presentation.

Thank you for your attendance and see you soon!