Victoria Mocsary's Faculty Page
Position: Instructor of History
Fields of Study: History of Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana; Louisiana History
Classes usually taught: Louisiana History, 321; American History 201-202; Western Civilization 101-102
Office Room number: 348 Fayard Hall
Office phone number: 549-5286
Education: Masters in History from SLU. 6 Hours toward PhD at the University of Southern Mississippi
- Southeastern Louisiana University: Member of the honor societies of Gamma Beta Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, The Thirteen Club, and Phi Kappa Phi.
- Active in honors program at SLU for two years.
- Recipient of the first annual Dudley Johnson award for outstanding graduate student in history in 1989.
- "Strangers in a Foreign Land: An Early History of Hungarian Settlement, Livingston Parish, Louisiana." Southeast Louisiana Historical Association Papers, 1987-88, vol. 12.
- Arpadhon: The Largest Rural Hungarian Settlement in the United States, Folklife in the Florida Parishes Series, vol. IV, Center for Regional Studies and Archives, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La., 1990.
- "Arpadhon: Hungarian Immigration and Settlement," in The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History, vol. X, A Refuge For All Ages: Immigration in Louisiana History, Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana: Lafayette, 1996, pp. 644-651.
- Wrote and submitted an article entitled, "The Hungarians of Livingston Parish, Louisiana," to be published in the ethnicity volume of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, 2nd edition in 2003. It is being published by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the University of North Carolina Press.
Papers and Presentations:
- Sat., April 15, 2000--a historical, folklife, and musical presentation on the Hungarians of Livingston Parish at the Louisiana Folklore Society Millennium Conference in Baton Rouge.
- May 25, 2000--Presented a paper entitled, "The Hungarians of Livingston Parish, Louisiana," at the 25th Annual Conference of the American Hungarian Educator's Association in Budapest, Hungary.
- Oct. 10, 2000--presentation and lecture about the Hungarians of Albany to the Women's Club of the First Christian Church in Hammond.
- Sept. 26, 2001--Presentation of brief history of Hungarian Settlement with Hungarian folk songs to tour group at Old World Bakery near Albany, Louisiana.
- Oct. 18, 2001--Presentation of brief history of Hungarian Settlement with Hungarian folk songs to tour group at Old World Bakery near Albany, Louisiana.
- Tues., July 8, 2003--Taught "Cultures of Hungarian" for LSU's Lagniappe Studies Unlimited summer program on Cultures in Louisiana.
- Sat., Sept. 20, 2003--Guest speaker at the monthly meeting of HUNGARLA (Hungarians of Louisiana) in Kenner, Louisiana.
- Sat., Oct. 18, 2003--Presented paper entitled, "A Magyar Ingredient in Louisiana's Gumbo of Cultures," at the Twenty-Second Annual Gulf South Historical and Humanities Conference at Pensacola Beach, Florida.
- Fri., Oct. 8, 2004--Presented paper entitled, "The Hungarian Harvest Dance of Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana," at the Twenty-Third Annual Gulf South Historical and Humanities Conference at Moblile, Alabama.
- Oct. 11, 2004--Gave historical presentation about the Hungarians of Albany to the Livingston Parish Retired Teachers Association at the Livingston Parish School Board office in Livingston, La.
- Fri., Oct. 7, 2005--Presented paper entitled, "Two Churches in Hungarian Settlement: A Unique Ethnic Community in Southeast Louisiana," at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Gulf South Historical and Humanities Conference at Pensacola Beach, Florida.
- Sat., March 18, 2006--Teacher's Workshop historical and powerpoint presentation entitled, “Magyar Culture in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.
- Fri., March 31, 2006--Assisted in presenting the “Arpadhon Hungarian Dancers in Concert” at Pottle Auditorium at Southeastern Louisiana University. Wrote and presented the historical narrative.
- Fri., Aug. 19, 2006--Coordinated a singing and dancing presentation of the Arpadhon Hungarian Settlement Dancers for Hot August Night in downtown Hammond at the Columbia Theater. Wrote and presented the historical narrative.
- Tues., April 17, 2007--Historical and musical presentation of Hungarian Settlement history and culturefor the Foster Grandparents Program Volunteer Appreciation Week celebration at the American Legion Hall in Springfield, Louisiana.
- Oct. 13, 2007-Presented paper entitled, “Race and Ethnicity in Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana,” at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Gulf South Historical and Humanities Conference in Mobile, Alabama.