Gergely, András

Gergely, András

Title: Professor, DSc
Gender: M
Year of Birth: 1946
Place of Birth (Country): Hungary
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Office Phone Number: 4832875

Doctoral Studies
Year of Doctoral Defence (PhD / CSc): DSc 1996
Discipline: history
Title of Thesis: The Revolutions in Central-Europa in 1848
Issuing Institution: Hungarian Academy of Siences

MA Studies
Year of Obtaining the MA Degree: 1969
Discipline(s): history and philosophy
Issuing Institution: Eötvös-Loránd-University

Further Studies and Qualifications

Institution Qualification Year of Obtaining the Qualification
Eötvös-József-Collegium teacher 1969

Jelenlegi munkaadó: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Institute: Institut for History
Department: Chair for modern and contemporain Hungarian History
Current Position(s): Professor

Previous Employer: Eötvös-Loránd-University
Previous Position Held: Professor

Other Previous Employers: Andrássy Gyula Deutschsprachige Universität
Other Previous Positions Held: Professor

Areas of Research and Teaching

19th century Hungarian and Central-European political and ideological History
Ideas about the history
Methods of historical sciences

Membership in Research Groups and Projects

OTKA (The country’s research fond), member of board
PhD School of the Károli-Gáspár-University

Educational Functions, Curriculum Development and Other Teaching-Related Activities

Period Function or Activity
2003 textbook writing
2011 preparation of the cursus of the doctoral schools in history
2003-2010 accreditation processes on different universities

Language Skills

Language Level and Kind of Proficiency
english medium state degree
german high state degree
russian high state degree
dutch medium state degree

Honours, Distinctions, and Prizes

Name of Distinction Issuing Institution Year of Issuing
Ránki-György prize Soros Foundation 1991
Gold merit cross order Republic of Hungary 1991

Membership in Academic Societies

Name of Organization Function (if any)

Guest Professorships and Research Fellowships in Foreign Institutions

Period Institution Activities
1990 University of Hamburg visiting Professor
2009, 2013
Humboldt Universität scholarship of the Humboldt Foundation
1971 Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Mainz) scholarship of the Institut

Promotorship in Doctoral Studies

Name of
Doctoral Student,
Research Topic / Title of Dissertation Year of Defence
(if applicable)
Tibor Csík,
The agrarian lobby in Hungary before 1918 2002
Tamás Dobszay,
Reformideas about the municipalities 2002
Ferenc Velkey,
Széchenyi in the last years before 1848 1999

Opponentship in Doctoral Defences

Name of
Doctoral Student,
Title of Dissertation Year of Defence
  about 15 PhD, CSc, DSc opponentship 1990-2012


List of Publications


The Awakening of István Széchenyi’ Reform-ideas. Bp. 1972.

After the Ausgleich of 1867. (Together with Zoltán Szász) Bp. 1978.

An Alternativ Economic Policy before 1848: the Railroad to the Adria. Bp. 1982.

One Nation for the Mankind. Studies on the Vormärz and on the Revolution of 1848. Bp. 1987.

The Mystery about the last Palatin, Archiduc Stephen. Bp. 1979.

What about the Revolution of 1848 in Hungary? Studies on the History of Hungary and Central Europe in 1848. Bp. 2001.

István Széchenyi (1791-1860). Pozsony, 2006.

The Birth of a Nation. Hungary between 1790-1848. Bp. 2009.

[Hungary in the Age of] Reform and Revolution 1830-1849. New York, 2011.

Edited Books and Journals

The Questions of the Modernisation of Hungary (Together with G. Pajkossy & I. Z. Dénes) Bp. 1984.

The selected Works of István Széchenyi. Bp. 1991.

The Hungarian State. Thousend Years in Europe. (Together with Gábor Máthé) Bp. 2000.

A History of Hungary 1790-1918. Bp. 2003.

Chapters in Books

The Beginning of the Reform Years in Hungary 1830-1840. In: A History of Hungary 1790-1848. (Ed. by Gyula Mérei) Bp. 1980., 19832.

Hungary in the Revolution of 1848-1849; The Foreign Policy of the Habsburg Monarchy 1867-1918. In. A History of Hungary 1790-1918. (Ed. by - - ) Bp. 2003.

Rise of the Modern Hungarian State 1740-1867. In: The Hungarian State. Thousend Years in Europe. (Ed. by - - & G. Máthé) Bp. 2000.

The History of the Political Press in Hungary 1867-1892. (Together with János Veliky) In: A History of the Hungarian Political Press II/2. 1867-1892. (Ed. by D. Kosáry & G. B. Németh) Bp. 1985.

The State System of Hungary in 1848. In: The State Systems of Hungary 1848-1945. (Ed. by F. Pölöskei & Gy. Ránki) Bp. 1981.

The Liberalisation of Hungarian Political Life 1830-1848. In: Études historiques hongroises (Ed. by F. Glatz & E. Pamlényi) Bp. 1985.

Ungarns staatsrechtliche Stellung in den Aprilgesetzen von 1848. In: Gesellschaft und Politik in der Habsburgermonarchie 1830-1918. (Ed. by F. Glatz & R. Melville) Bp. 1987.

Der ungarische Adel und der Liberalismus im Vormärz. In: Liberalismus im 19. Jahrhundert. (Ed. by D. Langewiesche) Göttingen, 1988.

Das ungarische Komitat im 19. Jahrhundert. In: Études Historiques Hongroises 1990. Settlement and Society in Hungary (Ed. by F. Glatz) Bp. 1990.

Liberal Ideas and Reality. Central Europa in 1848-49. In: Perspectives on Ideas and Reality. (Ed. by J. C. Nyíri) Bp. 1990.

Das Bündnis zwischen Frankfurt und Pest-Buda und die österreichische Frage. In:1848/1849. Revolutionen in Ostmitteleuropa (Ed. by R. Jaworski & R. Luft) München, 1996.

The Hungarian Nationalities Act of 1849. In: Geopolitics in the Danube Region. Hungarian Reconciliation Efforts 1848-1998. (Ed. by I. Romsics & B. K. Király) Bp. 1998.

Britischer Parlamentarismus oder Grundgesetz aus Belgien? Ungarns Aprilgesetze aus dem Jahre 1848. In: Verfassungswandel um 1848 im europäischen Vergleich. (Ed. by M. Kirsch & W. Schiera) Berlin, 2001.

Kossuth’s Nationality Policy 1847-1853. In: Lajos Kossuth sent word. (Ed. by L. Péter, M. Rády) London, 2003.

How did I having been a Historien? (Answers for an inquiry) Korall, 2005.

[Verfassungsgeschichte im Vormärz in] Ungarn. In: Handbuch der europäischen Verfassungsgeschichte im 19. Jahrhundert. Institutionen und Rechtspraxis im gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Band 2: 1815-1847. (Ed. by W. Daum) Bonn, 2012.

Kulturpolitik und Nationsbildung in Ungarn unter besonderen Berücksichtigung der Theater. In: Kulturpolitik und Theater. Die kontinentalen Imperien in Europa im Vergleich. (Ed. by Ph. Ther) Wien-Köln-Weimar, 2012.

[Verfassungsgeschichte zwischen 1848-1870 in] Ungarn. (Together with A. Cieger) In: Handbuch der europäischien Verfassungsgeschichte im 19. Jahrhundert. Institutionen und Rechtspraxis im Gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Band 3: 1848-1870. Bonn, 2013.

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