Modern and Contemporary History Doctoral ProgramResearch Topics offered by the Department of Modern History and Mediterranean Studies
The history of the Mediterranean research topic is under the direction of professor László J. Nagy (DSc.). We primarily educate PhD students in political history and the history of ideas (national movements in the Arab states, national and international conflicts in the Arab states, Hungarian relations and interests in the Mediterranean, the process of European integration and the Mediterranean).
Supervisors: Lajos Kövér (PhD.), Ákos Ferwágner (PhD.), and Alessandro Rosselli (PhD.).
The history of Central- and Eastern Europe research topic is under the direction of professor Enikő Sajti. There is a special emphasis on the history of minorities.
Other research topics offered in the Modern History Program by other departments:
Department of Hispanic Studies:
’The History of the Iberian World’ topic covers the problems of Latin American history as well as the issues of Spanish history. The central topics are the history of the Hungarian immigrants in Latin America, the diplomatic relations between Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy) and Latin America, and the Spanish-Hungarian relations. Besides professor Ádám Anderle (DSc), Lajos Boglár (DSc) and Judit Szilágyi (PhD) are the tutors in this topic. Lajos Boglár (DSc) and Mária Dorbach (CSc) participate in teaching the historical anthropology of Latin America.
The department also trains PhD students in certain topics of the 19-20th century Latin American political history.
Department of Modern and Contemporary Hungarian History
There are two sub-programs in the 16-20th century Hungarian history:
The topic of 16-18th century Hungarian history is under the direction of associate professor László Tóth Sándor (CSc). The participation of Dr. Sándor Papp and Dr. Mária Ivanics in the program makes the examination of the Turkish problem possible.
The topic of 19-20th century Hungarian history is directed by associate professor László Marjanucz (CSc). The tutoring and teaching staff is made up by associate professor László Karsai, senior assistant professor Gyula Belényi (CSc.), senior assistant professor Béla Tomka (PhD.) és college professor Péter Zakar (PhD.).
All this means that there are also specialists in economic and social history within the program, and, if necessary, specialists can be invited from outside. It also means though that in certain topics and regions, for which we do not have specialists (e.g. the history of Africa or Asia), we do not have training.