Scholarship


Katalin Kádár Lynn is widely recognized for her biography of the Hungarian political figure Dr. Tibor Eckhardt's American years and for her success in uncovering archival material, both about his American years and his years spent in his Hungarian homeland that had not been previously published. She also served as the editor of Dr. Eckhardt's posthumously published “Memoirs” as well as the editor of his book, Recollections of Tibor Eckhardt: Regicide at Marseilles, published in Hungarian in 2009.

Her work focuses on the larger themes of Central and East European émigré political movements in the United States and the west after WWII and United States government sponsored émigré organizations and cold war organizations. She has also written on the political impact to the Carter Administration of the return of the Crown of St. Stephen by the United States government to the communist government of Hungary. Her work includes an article on George Creel's Hungarian connections, Creel was famously known as the greatest propagandist of the 20th century having been appointed by President Wilson during WWI to head the Committee on Public Information. Her discovery of a trove of unpublished photographs taken by Margaret Bourke-White on her 1938 trip to Hungary resulted in a book recently published in Hungary and the US, the work shows us riveting photos of the full pantheon of the Hungarian political leadership in the critical pre-wear year of 1938.

Published in 2013, she served as the editor and contributor to a book on the National Committee for a Free Europe and the various Cold War organizations sponsored by that body. Also upcoming is the biography of Tibor Eckhardt’s Hungarian Years 1888 - 1941. She is also researching and writing about some of the more colorful characters that were involved in the movement for Hungarian revision during the interwar period, Lord Rothermere and Stephania von Hohenlohe. Kádár Lynn is a member of various scholarly organizations and regularly presents papers at their conferences.

Books:

Journal Articles:

  • Kádár Lynn, Katalin.
    “Remembering Tibor Eckhardt: A Conversation with Dr. Otto von Habsburg”
    East European Quarterly. Volume XLI. Winter 2007. Number 4, pp. 467 - 481

  • Kádár Lynn, Katalin.
    “George Creel és Magyarország [George Creel and Hungary]”
    Tibor Frank ed. Gyarmatokból impérium [From Colonies to Empire]. Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó, 2007. pp. 134 - 157

  • Kádár Lynn, Katalin.
    “Tibor Eckhardt Jr., Youthful Recollections of WWII”
    Kút. ELTE.BTK. II évfolyam 2003, 1 szám. pp. 95 - 98

  • Kádár Lynn, Katalin.
    “Eckhardt Tibor és a Szabad Magyarországért Mozgalom” In: Tanulmányok a XX. Századból. ELTE BTK. 2001. pp. 195 - 210

  • Kádár Lynn, Katalin.
    “Return of the Crown of St. Stephen and its Subsequent Impact on the Carter Administration”
    East European Quarterly. Volume 34. Number 2, 2000. pp 181 - 216

Research Papers Presented:

  • Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Los Angeles, California. November 18 - 21, 2010
    Research Paper: “America’s Cold War Policy of “Organized Political Warfare” and the National Committee for a Free Europe”

  • Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Washington D.C. November 17 - 20, 2011
    Research Paper: “Tibor Eckhardt’s Wartime Service in Transylvania, 1915 - 1918”

  • Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies New Orleans, Louisiana. November 15 - 18, 2012
    Research Paper: “Researching Tibor Eckhardt: The Research Challenges Faced by an Independent Scholar in the European Union”

  • Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies Boston, Massachussetts. November 21 - 24, 2013
    Research Paper: “The Hungarian National Council Post 1956”

  • Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies San Antonio, Texas. November 20 - 23, 2014
    Research Paper: “The Legacy of Béla Varga and the Hungarian National Council ( 1947 - 1972)”

  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Conference (ASEEES formerly AAASS)
    Washington D.C. November 17, 2011
    Research Paper: “The Making of a Statesman: Tibor Eckhardt’s Wartime Service in Transylvania-1914 - 1918”

  • American Hungarian Educators Association Conference: University of Szeged Szeged, Hungary June 5, 2010
    Research Paper: “The Making of a Conservative: Tibor Eckhardt's Formative Years”

  • Hungarian Heritage Museum, Cleveland Ohio Saturday, May 15, 2010
    Lecture: “Interwar Hungary: The Trauma of Trianon and its Consequence”

  • American Hungarian Educators Association Conference: University of California, Berkeley, California. May 14 - 16, 2009
    Research Paper: “Strange Partnership: Lord Rothermere, Stephanie von Hohenlohe and the Hungarian Revisionist Movement

  • American Hungarian Educators Association Conference: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May 8 - 10, 2008
    Research Paper: “The Inauguration of Organized Political Warfare: Cold War Organizations: the National Committee for a Free Europe and the Hungarian National Council

  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies: Washington, D.C. November 16 - 19, 2006
    Research Paper: “First Aid for Hungary: Tibor Eckhardt and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

  • National Coalition of Independent Scholars/Princeton Research Forum National Conference: Scholars Without Borders: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. June 14 - 18, 2006
    Research Paper: “The Road to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution Began in the West

  • American Hungarian Educators Association Conference: Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana. April 27 - 30, 2006
    Research Paper: “First Aid for Hungary: Tibor Eckhardt and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

  • American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies: Salt Lake City, Utah. November 3 - 6, 2005
    Research Paper: “Tibor Eckhardt: His American Years 1941 - 1972

Reviews:

  • Zsófia Bán and Hedwig Turai.
    Exposed Memories: Family Pictures in Private and Collective Memory.” Budapest, AICA International Association of Art Critics: Hungarian Section, Central European University Press, 2010. AHEA E-Journal Fall, 2011

  • Miklós Zeidler. Ideas on Territorial Revision in Hungary 1920 -1945. Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 2009. Austrian History Quarterly 2010

  • Tibor Glant. Remember Hungary 1956. Boulder, Colorado: East European Monographs, 2009. HNet: Habsburg

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