VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

Head of Institute

Subject Team Leader

The Miklós Horthy Era Research Team

Curriculum Vitae

Place and date of birth: Budapest, November 24th, 1960

VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives
H-1093 Budapest, Zsil utca 2–4.
Telephone: +36-1-89-60-962
Mobile: +36-70-436-36-83


2006  Eötvös Loránd University, History habilitated doctorate
1997 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, History PhD candidate
1987–1990  Eötvös Loránd University, archival science
1979–1984  Eötvös Loránd University, the Hungarian language and literature – faculty of history
1975–1979  József Attila High School, Budapest


2018–  Kodolányi János University, Head of the Faculty of Historiographical Research of the Institute for Political Memory and Historiographical Research
2016– VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives, subject team leader, Head of Institute
2014–2016   VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives,, Senior Research Fellow, subject team leader
2013–2014   National Széchényi Library, Hungarian language deputy director, later academic researcher
2013–2014 National University of Public Service, Hungarian-speaking Head of the University Knowledge Coordination Center
2013– Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Humanities History Institute, Senior Research Fellow (part-time)
2004–2013 Kodolányi János College, associate professor, since 2005 college lecturer (2008–2010: Kodolányi János College, institute director college lecturer; 2010–2012: Kodolányi János College, scholar vice rector; from November 30th to August 31st: department head college lecturer)
2002–2004 Balassi Bálint Institute, director
2000–2002 Hungarian History Institute of Vienna, director; at once Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, scholar director
1998–1999 The Ministry of National Cultural Inheritance, head of the administration department
1994–1998 Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, scholar deputy director
1992–1994 Hungarian National Archives, chief archivist
1991–1992 Ministry of Culture and Education, draftsman
1990–1991 Eötvös Loránd University's Archives, Hungarian-speaking director
1987–1990 Eötvös Loránd University's Archives, chief archivist
1986–1987  Képes 7 weekly journal, Budapest archivist
1985–1986 The National Council for Agricultural Cooperatives, documenter
1984–1985  National Széchényi Library, librarian


2012–  The Hungarian National Archive Academic Council, member
2011–  International Association of Hungarian Studies, caucus member
2010–2012 The Hungarian Accreditation Committee's Study of the Humanities Board, member
2009–  Kodolányi János College History Workshop, director
2006–2012  The Hungarian Rectors Conference Committee for the Study of the Humanities and Social Sciences, vice president until 2011, subsequently a committee member
2000–  The Hungarian Academy of Sciences Committee for Cultural History, member


2011–2013 The committee for the preparation for the 2013 anniversary celebration of Székesfehérvár's elevation to a "County" status city, member
2010– The Pásztor Lajos Non-Profit Foundation, member
2010–2013 The Association for National Culture, head of the historiography section, since 2012 member of the ethics committee and caucus
2010– The Budapest Fórum Association, president
2002–2010 The Hungarian UNESCO Committee, member
2002–2006  Nationally Emphasized Social Studies Research, member of the Board of Trustees
1999–2004 The Klebelsberg Scholarship Foundation, member of the Board of Trustees
2011–2012 ibid
1995–2004  The Austrian-Hungarian Action Foundation, advisory member


2012–  The Office of National Anniversaries, editorial committee member
2011–  The Kodolányi János College's History Workshop publications, editor
2010–  The Rubicon editorial board, member
2010–  The Publikationen des Ungarischen Geschichtsforschung in Wien (Publications of Hungarian Historical Research in Vienna) series editorial board, member
2007– The Ungarn-Jahrbuch (Hungary Yearbook) editorial board, member
2003–  Lymbus. Magyarságtudományi közlemények (Lymbus. Hungarian Academic Statements) (appearing annually), editor in chief


1999 Ministerial recognition (Ministry of National Cultural Heritage)
2004  Balassi Bálint Medallion (Ministry of National Cultural Heritage)
2005 Title of honorary associate professor (Eötvös Loránd University)
2011  The Bethlen Gábor Foundation's Teleki Pál Medallion
2013  Szent-Györgyi Albert award (Ministry of Human Resources)


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