Eszter Bartha

Academic Rank: 
Visiting Faculty
Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
114

Dr. habil Eszter Bartha is Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) of Budapest, Hungary (Department of East European Studies). Her main research field is the post-war social history of Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on  labour history and gender. She has published extensively on the state socialist era and the working class including her book Alienating Labour: Workers on the Road from Socialism to Capitalism in East Germany and Hungary (2013) published by Berghahn. 

Research grants and fellowships:

 2014-2017: János Bolyai Research Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 

2012:  Magyar Állami Eötvös Ösztöndíj (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship) to Germany, Halle (4 months) 

2010-2013: János Bolyai Research Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 

2011: Endeavour Fellowship of the University of Chicago 

2009: Magyar Állami Eötvös Ösztöndíj (Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship) to Vienna, Austria (3 months) 

2009: Magyary Zoltán Postdoctoral Fellowship (one year) 

2007: Research grant of the Foundation of Political History, Budapest for the project “1968 and the Eastern European workers” 

2005: Marie-Curie Fellowship “Building on the Past: European Doctorate in Social History of Europe and the Mediterranen to the University of Bielefeld (4 months) 

2002-2004: 2-year doctoral scholarship of the ZEIT-Stiftung (Hamburg) “Deutschland und seine östlichen Nachbarn – Beiträge zur europäischen Geschichte” 

2002-2003: DAAD-Scholarship to the Department of Comparative History of the Freie Universität Berlin (10 months) 

1998: TEMPUS scholarship to the University of Stirling, Scotland (1 semester) 

1997: Scholarship of the British Council to the Norwich School of Arts (3 months) 

Scholarly honours and prizes:

2013: János Bolyai Prize of Excellence

2010: Outstanding Scholar (Magyary Zoltán Fellowship)

2010: Rector’s commendation

2009: Rector’s commendation

2002: Degree with distinction at the University of Cambridge

 Membership in editorial committees: 

  • Editor of Intersections: East European Journal of Society and Politics (published by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 
  • Editor of Eszmélet (Consciousness)

Publications:

Book (in English): 

  • Alienating Labour: Workers on the Road from Socialism to Capitalism in East Germany and Hungary. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books (Series: International Studies in Social History), 2013.

Books (in Hungarian): 

  • Kelet-európai alternatívák a 20. és a 21. században: Történeti és szociológiai tanulmányok. Budapest: Volos, 2013.  
  • Magányos harcosok: Munkások a rendszerváltás utáni Kelet-Németországban és Magyarországon. Budapest: L’Harmattan Publishers - ELTE BTK Kelet-Európa Története Tanszék, 2011. 
  • A munkások útja a szocializmusból a kapitalizmusba Kelet-Európában, 1968-1989. Budapest: L’Harmattan Publishers - ELTE BTK Kelet-Európa Története Tanszék (Series: Eastern European Monographs, 1), 2009.

Qualification

2013: Habilitation at Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (history)
2012: PhD. In Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences Title of the dissertation: Lonely fighters: Workers in postsocialist East Germany and Hungary (Magányos harcosok: Munkások a rendszerváltás utáni Kelet-Németországban és Magyarországon)
2007: PhD. in Comparative History of Central, South-eastern and Eastern Europe, History Department, Central European University, Budapest Title of dissertation: Alienating Labor: Workers on the Road from Socialism to Capitalism in East Germany and Hungary
2001-2002: M. Phil. in Modern Society and Global Transformations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge

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