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TEMA staff in Budapest

Gábor Sonkoly 

TEMA Scientific Manager in Budapest, Associate Professor

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Educated in Budapest, London and Paris, Gábor Sonkoly teaches at ELTE University in Budapest. He uses his skills and international contacts to integrate his Department (Atelier) into international networks.

  • Responsible for the internationalization of the Faculty of Letters at ELTE
  • Vice-director of its Institute of History
  • Former vice-dean of the Faculty of Letters (2006-2008; 2014-2015), coordinator of the program Socrates/Erasmus (2005-2008)
  • Co-ordinator of the Erasmus exchange program with ten universities, tutor of twelve students in co-tutelle
  • Visiting professor at six universities in Europe and India
  • Author, editor and translator of eight books published in international cooperation  

Gábor Sonkoly - TEMA Scientific Manager in Budapest

Gábor Czoch

Associate Professor

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Gábor Czoch was born in 1965 in Budapest. He defended his dissertation in 1999, after completing his doctoral studies in co-tutelle at the University ELTE in Budapest and EHESS of Paris in the field of urban history of Hungary

  • Director of the Center for Studies of Central Europe from 2000 until its closure in 2006
  • Teacher at ELTE since 1998 at Atelier – Department for European Historiography and Social Sciences
  • Since 2008 Editor-in-chief of Korall, a Hungarian social sciences periodical.
  • His research primarily concerns the field of urban history
  • Most recent book focuses on urbanization and social changes of the bourgeoisie of Hungary in the first half of the 19th century (A városok szíverek. Pozsony, 2009)
Gábor Czoch - associate professor

Judit Klement

Assistant Professor

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Judit Klement is a historian and sociologist, trained at ELTE University Faculty of Humanities, Budapest.

  • She defended her PhD-thesis in 2009 in social and economic history at ELTE
  • Teacher at ELTE since 2002, and joined the Atelier Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography in 2003
  • Member in the editorial board of the Hungarian social historical journal called Korall since 1999 and the Hungarian Historical Review since 2012
  • Main research field is economic and social history of the 19th and 20th century, with especial regard to enterprises and entrepreneurs of the Hungarian capitalism and to the history of Budapest both in international comparison
  • Most recent monograph about the entrepreneurship of Budapest’ milling industry in the 19th century was published in 2012

 Judith Klement - Assistant professor

Ádám Takács

Assistant Professor

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 Dr. Ádám Takács - Assistant Professor

Ádám Takács joined the Department of Atelier in 2005, where he has become an assistant professor in 2009.

  • Trained in Budapest (ELTE) and in Paris (EHESS – PhD in 2009) as a philosopher
  • Teacher of courses on theory of history, historiography and methodology
  • Since 2011, he has been working in the research project „Regime and Society in Eastern Europe (1956-1989), From extended Reproduction to Social and Political Change”
  • Primarily research focuses on the questions of the mentality, culture and ideology of the socialist era in Hungary, including the phenomenon of the “socialist consciousness”

Gyöngyi Heltai

Assistant Professor

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 Dr. Gyöngyi Heltai - Associate Professor

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Art in Budapest, theater historian, cultural historian and cultural anthropologist.

  • Trained at Laval University in Canada (PhD in 2006) and ELTE in Budapest
  • She has written primarily about the history of theater during the socialist regime in East-Central Europe

 

 

Melinda Benkő

Associate Professor

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Melinda Benko is graduated as an architect at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1994, educated also in the ENSA Marseille-Luminy and the Politecnico di Milano.

  • Associate professor, Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Erasmus coordinator of the Faculty of Architecture in the BME.
  • Teacher of architectural and urban theory and practice, works as urban designer
  • Research about different urban topics (contemporary urban design theory, urban form, safe cities, public space, large housing estate, context-sensitive architecture, in-between space etc.)

 Dr. Melinda Benkö - Associate Professor

Eszter György

Administrative coordinator

Eszter György - administrative coordinator in Budapest

  • Graduated at ELTE University in Budapest and at EHESS de Paris
  • Excellent language skills in French and English
  • In 2013 she has defended her PhD at Atelier at Eötvös Loránd University, with a thesis written on the identity-building of a ghetto-district in Budapest, after the democratic turn.