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Romsics Gergely


Gergely Romsics (1977) is senior research fellow at the Research Center for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and teaches at the Department of Social Science at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. He holds graduate degrees from Eötvös Loránd University and at Central European University. He submitted his doctoral dissertation in the field of modern international history in 2007 about the legacy of the Habsburg Empire and its role in political thinking and historiography during the interwar period. He has held doctoral and postdoctoral research fellowships from the Zeit Stiftung, Hamburg, Collegium Budapest, Financial Research Plc, Budapest, the Institute of European History, Mainz, as well as the Tom Lantos Institute and was a visiting scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for two academic years. From 2014 to 2017 he was director of the Hungarian Cultural Center in New York City. His primary field of research is the history of political thought and historiography. He is the author of  several monographs, including Myth and Remembrance (2006) and The Memory of the Habsburg Empire (2010). His additional research interests include collective memory and mnemonic practices, as well as the traditions of international political theory. He is currently participating in two large research projects: the research group Trianon100 investigates from multiple historical and social scientific perspectives the effect of the 1920 peace treaty on Hungarian and Central European social and political processes, as well as the history of mentalities, while he is also associate editor and research coordinator in the ongoing project „A Handbook of the Horthy Era” funded by the Hungarian National Research Fund. He is currently working on a monograph on Hungarian mnemonic cultures in the 20th century.