Istvan Rev


Contact information

1051 Bp Arany J. str. 32/210
+36 1 327 3251


Istvan Rev is the Director of the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and Professor at the Department of History.

Fellowships and Awards

  • 1991-1993 Central European University, Director of the Budapest College
  • 1985-1991 Scientific Fellow, Economic History Department, Karl Marx University of Economics, Budapest
  • 1981-1985 Scientific Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1975-1981 Junior Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1985-1986 School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • 1995 Getty Research Institute
  • 1994 Center for Advanced Study, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1994 Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley
  • 1997-1998 Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

Professional Activities

  • Founding editor of The Budapest Review of Books 1989-
  • Organized conferences, seminars, academic study- and research programs, served on academic and advisory boards, was the curator of sixteen exhibitions
  • 1991-1993 Central European University, Director of the Budapest College

Courses Taught in the previous years

  • Historiography (lecture)
  • Historiography (seminar)

Doctoral Supervision

  • Mobilizing Objectivity in the Propaganda War: Comparative History of Techniques for Gathering Information during the Cold War / Georgi Georgiev (current)
  • Democracy in Times of Solidarity / Piotr Wcislik (current)
  • Good health is the best dowry: marriage counseling, premarital examinations, sex education in Hungary, 1920-1952 / Gábor Szegedi (2014)
  • Curating communism: a comparative history of museological practices in post-war (1946-1958) and post-communist Romania / Simina Badica (2014)
  • Disembodied presences of Josip Broz Tito: sounds, voices, images / Maja Brkljacic (2008)
  • Historians as expert witnesses in the age of extremes / Vladimir Ljubomir Petrovic (2009)
  • Embodying communism: politics of mass gymnastics in post-war Eastern Europe / Petr Roubal (2007)
  • Monuments between life and death : memory and representation in monuments of the socialist past in Bulgaria / Nikolai Voukov (2005)
  • The survival of the church under Soviet rule : a study in the life of the Ukrainian exarchate of the Russian orthodox church 1945-1971 / Natalia Shlikhta (2003)
  • Ecclesio-political aspects of the international activities of the Moscow patriarchate, 1917-1948 / Daniela Kalkandjieva (2003)
  • The Kopjás: the culture of the counterrevolution / András Mink (2003)
  • National and religious holidays as the clashing point of the state the church and opposition in Poland 1944-1989: the case of Lublin / Izabella Main (2002)


M.A. in History- English Language and Literature-Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

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