György Majtényi

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György Majtényi is a social historian and professor at Károly Eszterházy University in Eger. Between 2000 and 2011, he was department head of the National Archives of Hungary. He received his PhD in 2004 from the Eötvös Loránd University with a thesis on social mobility in post-1945 Hungary and his habilitation in 2010. He completed several research projects in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and the United States thanks to various research grants. As visiting professor he taught at multiple universities of Central Europe. His recent research interests include Roma social history, the history of Central Europe in the twentieth century, intellectual history, and historiography. Besides being the author of many articles on these issues, he has published five monographs dealing with post-1945 social history of Hungary. His latest English language volume deals with the history of the Hungarian Roma minority after 1945 (CEU Press, 2016).

In the framework of ‘Non-Territorial Autonomy’ project, he investigates the adoption of the idea of non-territorial autonomy in the case of Roma minority in Central Europe and also on the transnational level. His research is supported by the ENTAN.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 758015