Adam Hudek, PhD. (1979) has been a researcher at the Institute of History at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava since 2007 and a deputy director of the Institute since 2017. He completed his PhD. there in 2007 on Slovak historiography between 1948 and 1967, and is a graduate of Comenius University in Bratislava, with degrees in History and Political Science. He was awarded a Herder Scholarship at the University of Vienna in 2004-2005 and the International Visegrad Fund Fellowship at the Institute of Czech History, Charles University, in 2011-2012 and was a fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany) from October 2014 to September 2015. His research topics include twentieth-century Slovak intellectual history, scientific institutions and politics of science in socialist Czechoslovakia.