Research Fellows

Research Interests

Cold War era history of everyday life; the social and cultural history of the party-state apparatus class; history of academic regime and social science research (sociology and economics)


Ágoston Berecz

Research Fellow, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena

Research Interests

  • historical (macro-)sociolinguistics, the interface of language and nationalism, history of language policies, linguistic standardizations, socio-cultural history of Central/ Eastern/Southeastern Europe in the long nineteenth century

Péter Apor

Associate Research Fellow, Contemporary History Research Team, Hungarian Acadamy of Sciences, Research Center for the Humanities Institute of History

Research Interests

  • contemporary history, historical anthropology, historiography

Book Review and Special Features Editor, East Central Europe
Associate Editor, Hungarian Studies Review

Research Interests
  • History of women and gender in East Central Europe
  • social histories of violence and nonviolence
  • environmental history of war and genocide
  • history of regime change
  • public history and the politics of memory
  • East Central Europe in global history

Zsófia Lóránd

Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow, European University Institute in Florence.

Research Interests

  • intellectual history of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe
  • the conceptual and cultural history of violence and women's rights

Markian Prokopovych

Leverhulme Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Research Interests

• cultural history of East Central Europe, 19th and 20th century
• urban history
• modern European history
• nationalism studies
• history of architecture, public celebrations and music
• history of science and technology
• migration history

Katalin Stráner

Visiting Lecturer, Central European University, Budapest

Research Interests

  • academic and popular reception of Darwinism in Hungary and Central Europe
  • the study of knowledge production and transfer in the long nineteenth century
  • the role of translation and literature in the dissemination of scientific thought
  • the role of the city and urban culture, including the urban press, in the circulation and transformations of knowledge
  • the history of scientific societies, associations and institutions
  • the effect of migration and exile on knowledge transfer