Thinking Outside the ‘Corporate Box’: Márton Himler’s Appalachian Cooperative Experiment – public lecture by Dr. Briane Keith Turley

September 9, 2023    

The Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Szeged will host a public lecture by

Dr. Briane Keith Turley


Thinking Outside the ‘Corporate Box’:

Márton Himler’s Appalachian Cooperative Experiment

2 pm, Wednesday, September 27th

in Room 3, Egyetem Street Building.

A graduate of the University of Virginia (PhD and MA), Turley specializes in American Labor History, North American Religious History, and in US Carceral Studies. Turley has received four Fulbright Awards including a Lectureship at the University of Szeged, the Alumni Initiative Fulbright (with Peter Torok and Andras Mate-Toth), and two lectureships granted under the Fulbright Specialist Roster program. In 2020, Turley completed research on the social history of Appalachian Hungarians under a fellowship from Corvinus University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.

He has lectured at West Virginia University, King’s College London, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Pazmany Peter University, Budapest, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, the University of Michigan, Emory University, Hillsdale College, the Newberry Library, Chicago, Briercrest College, Canada, and served as guest lecturer for a semester at Crowther Graduate Seminary in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Turley is the author of A Wheel Within a Wheel: Southern Methodism and the Georgia Holiness Association, Mercer University Press, 1999, and Religion in World History, Routledge, and currently published in several languages.

Turley is a recipient of the Pro Facultate Philosophiae medal of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Szeged. The honors are in recognition of his work done for the Szeged community including his implementing a mobility program between West Virginia University and the University of Szeged with dozens of students and faculty having enjoyed its benefits so far.

Turley resides in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, with his wife, Ann, a music teacher. The Turley’s are the proud parents of Christopher, a University of Szeged graduate now serving as a US Congressional aid.

All welcome!