Migrations and Identity: a Comparison of Irish, Hungarian, and Serbian Immigration to the US


Did you know that the former American president Barack Obama has Irish origins, that the most famous film vampire is of Hungarian origin and that a football quarterback has a Serbian Cross tattooed on his back?

On Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 PM, at the American Corner Novi Sad, you will be able to find out more about complex issues of emigration to the United States of America over the centuries through the respective fates of Irish, Hungarian, and Serbian migrants.

The moderator, Stefan Pajović, PhD, will among other things talk about the first Hungarian in America, how Irish immigrants were greeted, and who the less known Americans of Serbian descent are. By discussing entire migration waves, as well as individual life stories, we can acquire a better understanding of how national identity of US citizens is constantly being shaped and whether the “melting pot” metaphor is still true. After the lecture, there will be a discussion followed by a Q&A session.

Registration is required for this lecture. You can perform it via THIS LINK.