Columbia University in the City of New York
Gábor Egry
Istvan Deak Visiting Professor in the Department of History

Gábor Egry is a historian, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and director-general of the Institute of Political History, Budapest. His research interests include nationalism, everyday ethnicity, politics of identity, politics of memory, and economic history in modern East Central Europe. He has held fellowships at Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, New Europe College, Bucharest; he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University’s CREEES; and Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI, Florence. Author of five volumes in Hungarian and several articles, published in European Review of History, Slavic Review, Hungarian Historical Review, Südost-Forschungen. His most recent monograph Etnicitás, identitás, politika. Magyar kisebbségek naconalizmus és regionalizmus között Romániában és Csehszlovákiában 1918-1944 [Ethnicity, identity, politics. Hungarian Minorities between nationalism and regionalism in Romania and Czechoslovakia 1918-1944]) received an honorable mention from the Felczak-Wereszyczki Prize of the Polish Historical Association, and he received the Mark Pittaway Article Prize of the Hungarian Studies Association in 2018. From 2018 to 2023 he was the principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator project “Nepostrans – Negotiating post-imperial transitions: from remobilization to nation-state consolidation. A comparative study of local and regional transitions in post-Habsburg East and Central Europe.”

Fall 2024

Gábor Egry is a historian, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and director-general of the Institute of Political History, Budapest. His research interests include nationalism, everyday ethnicity, politics of identity, politics of memory, and economic history in modern East Central Europe. He has held fellowships at Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, New Europe College, Bucharest; he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University’s CREEES; and Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI, Florence. Author of five volumes in Hungarian and several articles, published in European Review of History, Slavic Review, Hungarian Historical Review, Südost-Forschungen. His most recent monograph Etnicitás, identitás, politika. Magyar kisebbségek naconalizmus és regionalizmus között Romániában és Csehszlovákiában 1918-1944 [Ethnicity, identity, politics. Hungarian Minorities between nationalism and regionalism in Romania and Czechoslovakia 1918-1944]) received an honorable mention from the Felczak-Wereszyczki Prize of the Polish Historical Association, and he received the Mark Pittaway Article Prize of the Hungarian Studies Association in 2018. From 2018 to 2023 he was the principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator project “Nepostrans – Negotiating post-imperial transitions: from remobilization to nation-state consolidation. A comparative study of local and regional transitions in post-Habsburg East and Central Europe.”

Fall 2024

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