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Personal data
László Kontler
name László Kontler
year of birth 1959
name of institution
Central European University, Budapest
Habilitation Committee of the University (member with consultation rigths)
doctoral school
ELTE Doctoral School of History (Announcer of research topic)
ELTE Doctoral School of Philosophy (Supervisor)
KEE Doctoral School of History (Core member)
the share of work in the different doctoral schools. ELTE Doctoral School of History 8%
ELTE Doctoral School of Philosophy 8%
KEE Doctoral School of History 82%
KEE Habilitation Committee of the University (member with consultation rigths) 2%
accreditation statement submitted to: Central European University, Budapest
HAC accreditation
full compliance
(2014. XII. 12.)
Contact details
E-mail address kontlerlceu.hu
phone number +36 1 327-3000/2514
own web page
Academic title
scientific degree, title Ph.D.
year degree was obtained 1996
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree HAS
scientific degree, title CSc
year degree was obtained 1996
discipline to which degree belongs
institution granting the degree HAS
scientific degree, title Habilitation
year degree was obtained 2006
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree ELTE
scientific degree, title DSc
year degree was obtained 2014
discipline to which degree belongs history
institution granting the degree HAS
1992 - Central European University, Budapest
university professor or researcher
Thesis topic supervisor
number of doctoral students supervised until now 11
number of students who fulfilled course requirements 8
students who obtained their degrees:
Ákos András Kovács PhD 2013  DSH
Ryzhkov Vladimir PhD 2013  
Madunic Domagoj PhD 2012  
Anikó Kellner PhD 2011  
Hanna Orsolya Vincze PhD 2008  
Balázs Trencsényi PhD 2004  
Shek Brnardic Teodora PhD 2004  
Zoltán Kovács PhD 2002  

present PhD students:
Ádám Mézes (PhD) (2017/08)  DSH-CEU
Katalin Pataki (PhD) (2017/08)  DSH-CEU
Zoltán Pető (PhD) (2017/08)  DSP-ELTE
  Thesis topic proposals
research area Enlightenment; comparative intellectual history; history of political, historical and scientific thought; hsitory of reception (16th-18th centuries)
research field in which current research is conducted history

László Kontler : Translations, Histories, Enlightenments: William Robertson in Germany, 1760-1795, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 272 p. (Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History)
type of document: Book/Monography
language: English

László Kontler: Mankind and Its Histories: William Robertson, Georg Forster and a Late Eighteenth-Century German Debate, INTELLECTUAL HISTORY REVIEW 23: (3) pp. 411-429.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: English

László Kontler: Distances Celestial and Terrestrial: Maximilian Hell's Arctic Expedition of 1768-1769: Contexts and Responses, In: Szerk.: André Holenstein Hubert Steinke Martin Stuber Scholars in Action: The Practice of Knowledge and the Figure of the Savant in the 18th Century. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013. pp. 721-751.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
language: English

Kontler László: Fogalmak, konfliktusok és kontextusok: a fordítás probémája és az eszmetörténet, In: Szerk.: Fazakas Gergely Tamás, Szerk.: Miru György, Szerk.: Velkey Ferenc „Politica philosophiai okoskodás”: Politikai nyelvek és történeti kontextusok a középkortól a 20. századig. Debrecen: Debreceni Egyetem Történelmi Intézet, 2013. pp. 23-34.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
language: Hungarian

László Kontler: Polizey and Patriotism. Joseph von Sonnenfels and the Legitimacy of the Enlightened Monarchy of the Habsburgs in the Gaze of Eighteenth-Century State Sciences, In: Szerk.: Cesare Cuttica, Szerk.: Glenn Burgess Monarchism and Absolutism in Early Modern Europe. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012. pp. 75-90.
type of document: Part of book/Szaktanulmány (to be translated)
number of independent citations: 2
language: English

Kontler László: Hume, a történetíró, MAGYAR FILOZÓFIAI SZEMLE 56: (1) pp. 26-42.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
language: Hungarian
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László Kontler: William Robertson and his German audience on European and non-European civilisations, SCOTTISH HISTORICAL REVIEW 80: (1) pp. 63-89.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
number of independent citations: 12
language: English

Kontler László : Millennium in Central Europe. A History of Hungary, Budapest: Atlantisz Könyvkiadó, 537 p.
type of document: Book/Handbook
number of independent citations: 109
language: English

Kontler László : Az állam rejtelmei: Brit konzervativizmus és a politika kora újkori nyelvei, Budapest: Atlantisz Könyvkiadó, 318 p. (Circus Maximus)
type of document: Book/Monography
number of independent citations: 47
language: Hungarian

László Kontler: William Robertson’s history of manners in German 1770-1795, JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF IDEAS: AN INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY DEVOTED TO INTELLECTUAL HISTORY 58: (1) pp. 125-144.
type of document: Journal paper/Article
impact factor: 0.348
number of independent citations: 10
language: English
Number of independent citations to these publications:180 
Scientometric data
list of publications and citations
number of scientific publications that meet accreditation criteria:
number of scientific publications:
monographs and professional books:
monographs/books in which chapters/sections were contributed:
scientific publications published abroad that meet the accreditation criteria:
publications not in Hungarian, published in Hungary, meeting the accreditation criteria:
number of independent citations to scientific publications and creative works:
further relevant information regarding accreditation (in Hungarian)
Mellon Fellowship 2012 (Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel); Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission (Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence) 2005-2006; Editorial committee member: European Review of History / Revue Européene d'Histoire; European History Online (Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz); Member: Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society (2002-2006); European Society for the History of Political Thought (2009-)

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