Gergely Romsics


Short CV:

Gergely Romsics is a historian specializing in foreign policy thinking, the history of ideas and transnational memory. He is the author of three monographs on Austro-Hungarian memory, historiography and the Central European roots of Realism in IR, two of which have been translated into English. A faculty member at ELTE since 2009, he was also a fellow or visiting scholar at Hungarian and international research  centers, including Collegium Budapest, the Institute of European History in Mainz, the Zeit-Stiftung, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York and the Tom Lantos Institute, Budapest. His recent research focuses on Hungarian foreign policy thinking in the first half of the century, with his next book on the subject forthcoming in 2020.

Selected publications:

Myth and remembrance: The dissolution of the Habsburg empire in the memoir literature of the Austro-Hungarian political elite. Boulder, CO: Social Science Monographs, 2006.
The Memory of the Habsburg Empire in German, Austrian, and Hungarian Right-wing Historiography and Political Thinking, 1918-1941. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 2010.
A lehetetlen művészete: diplomácia, erőegyensúly és vetélkedés a klasszikus realizmus elméletében. Budapest: Osiris, 2009.
“Towards Negative Possession of Identity.” In: Anna-Mária, Bíró (ed.) Populism, Memory and Minority Rights: Central and Eastern European Issues in Global Perspective Leiden, Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2018. pp. 89-129.
“The Roma Holocaust and Memory Games: The clash of governmentalities and Roma activism in an imperfectly Europeanized arena” In: Evelin, Verhás; Angéla, Kóczé; Anna, Lujza Szász (eds.) Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath. Budapest: Tom Lantos Institute, 2018. 131-214.

HU 2019.10.11.