Interpret Europe Conference | 23-26 March 2018 in Kőszeg, Hungary | #iecon18
Post-Conference tour (Monday and Tuesday ─ 26-27 March)
General notes on the post-conference tour:
- 13.30 Bus leaves for Pannonhalma, approx. 18.00 bus leaves for Budapest from Pannonhalma (26 March)
- As the post-conference tour consists of two days at two different locations, for your most possible comfort and customised options, those interested in the Pannonhalma programme, but not able to join the full post-conference tour, can be dropped off in Győr which offers plenty of transfer options for your homebound travel. Please make sure that you indicate this in the registration form!
Monday ─26 March: One of the living centres of European culture - Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its natural environment
The Benedictine Monastery, founded in the year of 996 in the honour of Saint Martin of Tours, is as old as the Hungarian State.
As Prince Géza, its founder, had intended, the Monastery became one of the eastern strongholds of medieval European culture, playing a crucial role in the propagation of Christianity in Central Europe.
The Archabbey of Pannonhalma fits into its natural environment and reflects the evolution of the Benedictine order for a thousand years. The natural and manmade elements are entwined resulting in a unique structure and relationship to the landscape. This harmony has been typical for the Benedictine abbeys since the foundation of the Benedictine order. The order, still governed by Saint Benedict's Regula (“Rule”) and the “Ora et labora!” (“Pray and work!”) principle, has kept up one of the centres of Benedictine culture with unique continuity. The site was inscribed in the World Heritage List in 1996.
The tour will investigate various aspects of co-existence of the settlement and the Abbey throughout history, as well as how the Abbey shaped identity at different levels.
Tuesday ─ 27 March: Flavours, eras, governments – how the course of history and politics influence cuisine and eating (Budapest)
Dining habits can be, strange as it may sound, very sensitive to, thus good indicators of changes in history. What is fashionable to eat? Can one’s eating habits tell about their political affiliation? If you find such questions intriguing, this half-day tour in Budapest is recommended to you. We visit several places and have a taste of the past two centuries to detect the political changes in Hungary through culinary culture.