Department of Modern and Contemporary World History

The Department offers courses from 1789 until present day in the world history of politics, diplomacy, economy, and society, laying special emphasis on the problems [challenges?] of modernization. The historical era in question was characterized by national movements, civil liberties, capitalist market economy, and the ideals of socialist equality, which set the frame for new kind of associations between people. In the system of an integrated world economy, all these became the source for crises (world economic depression, fascism, Cold War, the decline of colonial and socialist systems) that had never been witnessed before. Each lecturers’ field of study covers a specialization in the History Program offered by the Department of Modern and Contemporary World History (Central European region and the Balkans: Gyula Popély, Béla Makkai; Soviet and Post-Soviet region: Miklós Kun; Iberia and Latin America: Viktória Semsey).

Head of Department
Associate Professor Béla Makkai, CSc

Professor Miklós Kun, CSc, Habil, Head of Kremlinolgial Institut
Professor Gyula Popély, DSc, Habil
Associate Professor Viktória Semsey, PhD, Habil
Visiting Lecturer Árpád Tóth, PhD, Habil
Visiting Lecturer Ferenc Pollmann, CSc

Study Programmes
Training according to the one time credit system
BA level
MA level
Supplementary training