Hanak Prize Winners

Since 1997, the History Department has recognized outstanding research by its MA students, and since 1998 special recognition has taken the form of the Peter Hanák Prize, in honor of the founding Chair of the department. One or more Hanák Prizes have been awarded annually. The Prize (a book gift) goes to the author(s) of the best theses of the year determined on the basis of nominations by supervisors and evaluations by other faculty members.

2016-2017

Ksenia Litvinenko: Building Soviet Vyborg: Architectural Encounter in the Soviet-Finnish Borderland, 1960s-1980s

Vojtech Pojar: Quality over Quantity: Expert Knowledge and the Food Politics in Prague, 1914-1918

2015-2016

Povilas Dikavicius: Pompa Funebris: Funeral Rituals and Civic Community in Seventeenth Century Vilnius

2014-2015

Jelena Ćulibrk: Aliens at Harwell: British Representations of Nuclear Science and Nuclear Scientists, 1945 - 1961

Jian ZhangDeal with the Supreme, Authoritative Space and Commercial Space in Sung Dynasty Kaifeng and Renaissance Florence

2013-2014

Cosmin Tudor Minea: An Image for the Nation: Architecture of the Balkan Countries at the 19th Century Universal Exhibition in Paris

Emese Muntan: From Apocalyptic Prophecy to Political Discourse: The Relationship between the Theological and the Political in Reformed Funeral Speeches in Mid-Seventeenth Century Principality of Transylvania

2012-2013

Ahmet Bilaloglu: The Ottomans in the Early Enlightenment: The Case of Public Libraries in the Reign of Mahmud I (1730-54)

Adela-Gabriela Hincu: Children of the Cultural Revolution "Gone Astray": The Forlorn 1970s Generation of German Writers from Socialist Romania

Adam Mezes: Insecure boundaries. Medical experts and the returning dead on the Southern Habsburg borderland

2011-2012

Nikola Bakovic : Yugoslav state propaganda for the economic emigrants in West Germany 1966-1975 

Agoston Berecz: The Castle of Knowing Hungarian: Hungarian Language Teaching in the Eastern Part of Dualist Hungary

Martin Pjecha: From protecting god's law to spreading faith and vengeance : human agency and the shift towards offensive warfare in the Hussite discourse 

2010-2011

Dmitry Mordvinov: Searching for an Imperial Ideology: the Concept of Nationality in the Works of Count Uvarov and the Journal of the Ministry for Public Enlightenment, 1833-1849

Georg Matthias Winkler: Revolution in the city: Public space and political discourse in Pest-Buda and Prague 1848

 2009-2010

Zsuzsa SidoHungarian Noble Architecture in the Late 19th Century: A case study of the Andrássy and Károlyi Families' Country Houses (Betlér, Tiszadob, Füzérradvány, Nagykároly)

Pavel Vasilyev:  Poisons of Civilization, Remnants of Capitalism, or Jewish Disease? Drug Addiction in Russian and German Medical Texts from the 1870s to the 1930s

2008-2009

Yulia Karpova: The Stilyagi: Soviet Youth (Sub)Culture of the 1950s and its Fashion

Mircea Scrob: Diet Changes and Society: The Shift from Mamaliga to Wheaten Bread in the Case of the 19th Century Romanian Peasantry

Piotr Wcislik: What Does it Mean that Communism has Ended? Disintegration of the Dissident Counterculture and Politics of Memory in Post-Communist Poland.

2007-2008

Iona Macrea-Toma:  Radio Free Europe in Paris: the Paradoxes of an Ethereal Opposition

Irina Denischenko Towards a Reconciliation of the Carnivalesque with Bakhtin's Christian Weltanschauung

2006-2007

Maria Alina Asavei: Rewriting the Canon of Visual Arts in Communist Romania. A Case Study

2005-2006

Ida Ljubić:  Representation of History in the 18th and 19th Century Bosnian Franciscans’ Chronicles

Tatiana Khripachenko: The Uses of Pacifism: National and Imperial Advocates of Peace in the Russian Empire (late 19th – early 20th centuries)

2004-2005

Vladimir Petrović: Clio Takes the Stand: Historical Narratives in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Maria Falina: Church Discourse in Serbian Politics: 1890s–1914

2003-2004

Tünde Barta: Divorce in the Reformed Church. The Case of the Szék District in the 17th Century

2002-2003

Domagoj Madunić: Vinko Pribojevic and the Glory of the Slavs

Gergő Baics: The role of radio communication in the Hungarian revolutionary crisis of 1956

Narcis Tulbure: Mixed Times: Drink, Work And Leisure In Oltenia In Late Communism And Post-Communism

2001-2002

Viktor Taki: Time and Change in the Political Theory of Machiavelli

Oana Mateescu: Making Persons, Placing Objects: Narratives of Theft in Southern Romania

2000-2001

Júlia Berest: The Theory of Supreme Royal Power in Early Modern England and Russia. Political Writings of James VI/I and Feofan Prokopovich

Olga Poato: Problems of Collective and Individual Self-Representation of Soviet Dissidents

1999-2000

Emese Balint: Public Punishments And Their Social Background In Sixteenth-Century Kolozsvár

Sergey Sheketov: Culture and Every Day Life of Private Entrepreneurs (Nepmen) in the Soviet Union in the Period of New Economic Policy (1921-1929)

1998-1999

Nikolai Voukov: The Uses of Folklore for Nation-Building Purposes in Bulgarian Periodicals of the 1860s and 1870s

Katerina Dysa: A Witch Before the Court and Before the Community: Official and Popular Image of Witch in Germany and in Ukraine in the Early Modern Period

1997-1998

Anahit Minasyan: The Armenian Community in Paris, 1970s through 1990s

Judit Fejes: Open or Non-open Aristocracy? Pursuit of Identification and Readiness to Receptivity (Social Analysis of the Eighteenth-century Newcomers' Marriage Relations)

Borbála Zsuzsanna Török: Minority Alternatives to Cultural Politics in Interwar Romania. The "Erdélyi Szépmíves Céh" Publishing House (1924-1944)

1996-1997

Zoltán Pálfy: Higher Education Clientéle Dislocation in the Context of post-World War I Nation-State Building; The Transylvanian Hungarian Case