My Research

The following is a overview of my research including academic papers, recently published articles, conference papers, dissertations, and conference presentations. My research interests broadly range from the religious and political history of late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (and particularly Renaissance Florence); interwar Central and Eastern Europe (including failed states, democratization, and comparative political systems); Hungarian historiography, and local history. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or research topic interests you wish to discuss.

Kindest Regards,
Joseph Imre


Recent Publications

Do organic sprays differ in their efficacy against disease in black walnut?Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO), Nov. 2018. Web: https://efao.ca/researchDocs/diseasemanagementwalnut-imre-bansagi-efao2018-1548810018.pdf

Contributor, “Shaping North America: From Exploration to the American Revolution,” James E. Seelye Jr. and Shawn Selby Ed. ABC-CLIO (August, 2018). Web: https://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOGreenwood/product.aspx?pc=A4703C

Burgenland and the Austria-Hungary Border Dispute in International Perspective, 1918-22” Region: Regional Studies in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, Vol. 4, No. 2, Special Issues (2015): 219-246. Web: https://muse.jhu.edu/journals/region/toc/reg.4.2.html

Improving Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis People: Ontario’s Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II” Longwoods Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 15, Special Issue (2015): 33-41. Web: http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/23991

Recent Articles

  1. “The Legendary Red Devil”
    The Scoop, August/September 2018
  2. “The War Diary of Lieutenant Walter C. Bush”
    The Scoop, June/July 2018
  3. “Camden East Millwright: William Burgoyne”
    The Scoop, April/May 2018
  4. “Interesting Discovery at Enterprise”
    The Scoop, February/March 2018
  5. “Winter Editions of the Canada Farmer”
    The Scoop, December/January 2017/18
  6. “Addington Agricultural Society
    The Scoop, October/November 2017
  7. “Response to Ukraine’s Education Law, 2017”
    Press Release, National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada
    Sept. 24, 2017
  8. “Response to the threats made by Romanian ex-president Traian Bășescu on Facebook”
    Press Release, National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada
    Jan. 1, 2017
  9. Bet the Farm – Part II
    The Scoop, Feb./March 2017 Edition, Jan. 29, 2017
  10. Bet the Farm – Part I
    The Scoop, Dec./Jan. 2016/17 Edition, Nov. 27, 2016
  11. “CBC’ recent newscast on Hungary and the migrant crisis”
    Press Release, National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada
    Dec. 15, 2016
  12. Disgraceful attempt to vilify Hungary for migrant crisis
    Hungary Today, Sept. 23, 2015
  13. Migrant crisis in Hungary reveals EU betrayal of its member states
    Hungarian Reporter, Sept. 18, 2015
  14. Queensway must be a part of Ottawa’s transportation future
    Centretown Buzz, Nov. 16, 2014
  15. Central and Eastern Europe still haunted by Trianon
    Hungarian Reporter, Aug. 24, 2014
  16. Russian aggression triggers related territorial dispute in Western Ukraine
    Hungarian Reporter, Aug. 20, 2014
  17. In the Spotlight: 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
    The P&CC Screener, Vol. 2, Issue 6, June 2014
  18. Feeling Good: A Resolution with Results
    The P&CC Screener, Vol. 1, Issue 2, July 2013
  19. CBC completely misses the mark on Roma issues in Hungary
    KMOSz, December 19, 2012
  20. A CBC megkérdőjelezhető színvonala
    Magyar Kronika, 2012 December 19.
    http://www.magyarkronika.com/magazin/2012/1219.html
  21. “US election will produce a decade of disappointment”
    Independent submission, November 7, 2012 
  22. “The only real loser in the presidential debate are Americans”
    Independent submission, October 18, 2012
  23. “Escalation by Iran a simple ruse
    Op-ed submission, January 11, 2012
  24. Reflections on September 11 – Ten Years On
    Independent submission, September 11, 2011
  25. Hungarian EU Presidency a success despite international criticism
    Op-ed submission, July 6, 2011
  26. Legacy of Trianon still haunts Central and Eastern Europe
    Politics.hu, June 15, 2011
  27. True errors of Trianon lie in misinformation
    Response submission, June 4, 2011
  28. Federal disconnect brings election
    Independent submission, March 26, 2011
  29. Dreams Deferred in the Middle East
    Op-ed submission, February 4, 2011
  30. Council’s new transit commission a bag of old tricks
    Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 9, 2010
  31. The Loss of Transylvania Celebrated in Budapest?
    Independent submission, December 1, 2010
  32. Clean sweep at city hall gives Ottawa new energy
    Ottawa Citizen, October 27, 2010
  33. Toxic spill in Hungary a potent reminder
    Independent submission, October 5, 2010
  34. October Crisis of 1970 still a formative Canadian event
    Independent submission, October 5, 2010
  35. OC Transpo service in decline since strike of 2008-09
    Ottawa Citizen submission, August 24, 2010
  36. What Duceppe has done for Canada
    Ottawa Citizen, August 18, 2010
  37. The treaty that brought no peace
    Op-ed submission, July 2010
  38. Tension reopens historical wounds between Hungary and Slovakia
    Politics.hu, June 4, 2010
  39. Tensions rise amid call for dual citizenship
    Independent submission, May 21, 2010
  40. Seat allocation in the House could change the face politics
    Ottawa Citizen submission, 2010
  41. Afghanistan a test of Canadian democracy
    Independent submission, May 12, 2010
  42. Russia feels the sting of centuries of ethnic division
    Independent submission, April 2010
  43. Nuclear agreement with Russia weakens US
    Independent submission, April 2010
  44. Religious tolerance defined in Canada
    Independent submission, March 29, 2010
  45. Memories of the Skateway
    Ottawa Citizen, January 25, 2010
  46. Travel woes a result of poor focus and priorities
    Op-ed submission, January 9, 2010
  47. “Canada must hold China to task regardless of growing power”
    Independent submission, December 2009
  48. US President sets the record straight
    Independent submission, December 2009
  49. Ottawa residents not amused with transit changes
    Ottawa Citizen, December 15, 2009
  50. Relevancy of monarchy questioned during royal visit
    The Globe and Mail, November 5, 2009
  51. Nobel prize lost meaning with political awards
    Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2009
  52. OC Transpo users don’t get a fair deal
    Ottawa Citizen, October 2, 2009
  53. Old wounds find new life in Central Europe
    Independent submission, December 9, 2009
  54. Ethnic and Nationalist Revolts and Revolutionaries in the Habsburg Empire
    Op-ed submission, 2008
  55. Canada and the lessons of Kosovo
    Independent submission, February 17, 2008
  56. White Paper on the future of Education and Health Care in Canada
    Independent submission, 2006
  57. The Heart at Home
    Magyar Elet, Vol. 56. 32. LVI, 2003

Academic Papers

Defining and Conceptualizing Democracy and Democratization
Dept. of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Politics and Policies of the European Union: Parametres of European Integration
Dept. of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Democratic Politics and the State: Interpreting Comparative Political Systems
Dept. of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
Internationalism and Isolationism in the USA, 1917-1941
Dept. of Government, The London School of Economics, 2009
The Way of the Ascent: The Works of William St. Thierry
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The University Monk and Monastic Revival in Medieval England
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
Humanism and Reform on the Italian Peninsula, 1494-1540
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The Medici and the Jews of Florence, 1435-1571
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2007
The Effects of Humanism and Reform on the Late Medieval Church
Department of Historical Studies, University of Bristol, 2006
The Schengen Agreement: Europe’s New Berlin Wall?
University of Oxford, Exeter College, 2006
The Revolutions of 1989-90: The General Issues
University of Oxford, Exeter College, 2006
Forces of Necessity: Hungary and Nazi Germany in World War II
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2005
Patterns in Tsarist and Soviet Foreign Policy, 1848-1968
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2005
The Role of Nationalism in Post-Communist Slovakia and Slovenia
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2005
Canada and the Alaska Boundary Dispute, 1901-03
Department of History, Carleton University, 2004
The Dividing Line: Hungary and the Trianon borders of 1920
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Myth of Jewish involvement in Bolshevik movements in Hungary, 1918-39
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The German Occupation of Hungary and the Szalasi Regime of 1944
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Constitutionality of the Death Penalty in America
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
Fear of the Polish Plumber: Schengen and the EU’s Labour Policies
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
The Handshake Transition: Hungary, Transitology, and the 1990 Election
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
Communist Successor Parties in Hungary, Poland, and the former Czechoslovakia
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2004
The Conquest of Sienna 1555
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2004
The Land Beyond the Forest: Hungarian Minorities in Transylvania, 1919-1941
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
The Role of Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ in the rise of Socialism in America
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
The State of Man: Thomas Hobbes and the Leviathan
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Above and Beyond: The Division of Executive Powers During War
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Hungary and the Fifth European Union Enlargement
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2003
Truth and Deceit: Girolamo Savonarola and Florence, 1490-1498
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
France and the Northern Renaissance, 1494-1610
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2003
The Will of the Victor: George Clemenceau and France
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Victory in Defeat: the 1848 Hungarian Revolution
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Habsburg Rule in the Czech Lands and the Kingdom of Hungary
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Great Challenge: Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Canadian Bill of Rights and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
Between the Lines: Machiavelli and Florence
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
The Noble Republic
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
The Perfect Regime in Aristotle’s Politics
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
European Integration Theories
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2002
Revolution of Thought: Italy in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2002
Galileo and the Examination of the Respective Powers of Science and Religion
Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Toronto, 2001
Divided We Fall: Regionalism in Canada
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 2001
Thermidorian Reaction: The Legacy of Maximilien Robespierre
Department of History, University of Toronto, 2001

Dissertation

Miserere mei, Deus: Savonarola, Reform, and the World of the Renaissance
Submitted and defended at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2007

Papers delivered at academic conferences, lectures, and seminars

2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
“Borders without Boundaries”
May 24-30, 2014 – Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
Paper: Counter-Revolutionary Hungary, Burgenland and the Banat Leitha Republic
Program Link: http://www.hungarianstudies.org/2014Brock_Program6.pdf

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Concordia University, Montreal, May 28-June 4, 2010

2010 Annual Conference of the Hungarian Studies Association of Canada
Concordia University, Montreal, May 29-30, 2010

2030 North: A National Planning Conference
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, June 1-4, 2009

Paper:Miserere mei, Deus: Savonarola, Reform, and the World of the Renaissance
Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium
Carleton University, Ottawa, March 6-7, 2008

Paper: Patterns of Ascent in Christian Philosophy
Academic and Mystical Approaches to God
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper: The Aftermath of the Henrician Dissolution
Monasteries and Society in Late Medieval England
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper: William of St. Thierry and the ‘Way of the Ascent’
Academic and Mystical Approaches to God
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper: Monastic Learning in Medieval England, 1215-1539
Monasteries and Society in Late Medieval England
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper: The Word Made Flesh: Savonarola, Florence, and the New Jerusalem
Graduate History Students’ Association Lecture Series
University of Bristol, UK, 2007

Paper: Tragedy Continued: Hungarian Minorities in the Carpathian Basin, 1989-2005
International Conference of Young Hungarians
Montreal, June 11-12, 2005

Lecture: “Hungarian Minorities in Romania, Yugoslavia, and the former Czechoslovakia
Hungarian Students’ Association Lecture Series
University of Toronto, 2004

Work Related Conferences and Symposium

2014 Healthcare Analytics Symposium – Information Builders
October 2-3, 2014 – Queen’s Landing Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Keynote Address (Joseph Imre): Aboriginal Cancer Strategy II (ACS II) and Implementation

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2014 International Health Data Linkage Conference
April 28-30, 2014 – Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Canada

“8th National Conference on Tobacco or Health”
Canadian Council for Tobacco Control
November 25-27, 2013 – Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

“Cancer and Alcohol: Myths, Evidence, Action and Precautionary Policies”
Alcohol Working Group, Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition
November 15, 2013 – Metro Hall, Toronto, Canada

Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities: The Power of Partnerships”
Mayo Clinic – Mayo School of Continuious Professional Development
October 26-28, 2013 – Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Web: http://www.mayo.edu/cme/hematology-and-oncology-2013r103

Climate Change and Arctic Sea Ice; So what is all the fuss about?
Quest speaker: Dr. David Barber, Director, Centre for Earth Observation Science
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
October 29, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada

Anticipating where the puck is going to be: using advanced technologies to keep ahead in the evolutionary struggle with the microbial world
Quest speaker: Francis A. Plummer, National Microbial Labratory
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
September 29, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada

Life, Climate and Vanishing Ice at the Top of Canada
Quest speaker: Warwick Vincent, Centre d’Etudes Nordiques, Université de Laval
The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
March 5, 2009 – Parliament Hill, West Block, Ottawa, Canada