Auxiliary Sciences of History Doctoral Programme

Our interdisciplinary postgraduate program was established in 2005. Its aim is threefold: firstly, to provide an organized framework for the training of young scholars in the field of auxiliary sciences; secondly, to provide postgraduate training for researchers who wish to acquire a high level of knowledge in the evaluation, processing, and publication of the written historical source material in Hungary; and thirdly, to provide the opportunity to obtain a degree in archival studies - the first and so far only one of its kind in Hungarian higher education. This degree enables candidates to become part of the staff of Hungarian public collections, primarily in Hungary and abroad. Our program is the only one among the programs under the auspices of the ELTE TDI that offers the possibility of internal specialization: postgraduate students can choose to specialize in the history of the period 1000-1526/1541, 1526/1541-1848 or 1848-present. We tailor our course offerings to the needs of our students, but all our students are required to take courses in administrative history, classical studies, and manuscript historiography.

Our program is situated at the Department of History and has close working relations with our strategic contractual partners: the Hungarian National Archives and the Budapest City Archives, as well as the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; we have international cooperations with the Hungarian Historical Institute of the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca; and close relations with professional organizations, in particular the Association of Hungarian Archivists and the Association of Young Archivists.

Head of the Program: Tamás Körmendi Ph.D. habilitated associate professor