Cultural History Doctoral Programme

The Department of Cultural History was established in 1981 to provide postgraduate training at the Faculty of Humanities, but later on, it was included among the history departments offering undergraduate training. The teaching of doctoral students started in 1993 as part of the doctoral program in the History of Education, Economy, and Society, and the History of Education was transformed into a separate program in 1995.

The most important topics offered and emphasized by the program are the history of culture in Modern Hungary and Central Europe (late 16th century - mid 20th century), the history of culture in Hungary, the relations of Hungarian culture with neighboring countries and peoples, and the interaction of cultures. The faculty pays particular attention to regional cultures, the history of life and mentality (history of everyday life), the history and methodology of science, the history of ideas, and the history of the Church and cultural institutions. The program is interdisciplinary: in addition to history, it is open to graduates coming from the following fields of science: Archive Studies, Library Studies, Museology, Ethnography, Art history, Literature, and Theology, and those who are interested in research on the topics indicated.

In 1997, the department launched its book series, "Publications of the Department of History of Culture", which was published mainly by students of the doctoral program. Till this day, four volumes have been published in the series. (November 1998). Ed. by László Kósa. Budapest, 1999; László Csorba. Ed. Gy. Kiss. Csaba Gy. Budapest, 2004, Kortárs; Reformed in Budapest: studies on the reformed life of the Hungarian capital. Ed. László Kósa. Budapest, 2006, Argumentum.

Head of the Program: László Csorba DSc, Professor.