Prof. Balázs Trencsényi

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Prof. Balázs Trencsényi

History, Central European University, Hungary

Balázs Trencsényi is Professor at the History Department of the Central European University.

Dr Trencsényi has been closely related to CAS Sofia for the last ten years. He is a founding member of the research group on Regional Identity Discourses in Central and Southeast Europe (1775-1945), supported by the Prince Bernhard Foundation (the Netherlands), and hosted by CAS Sofia (2001-2004). He has been awarded a CAS Associate Fellowship the under the NEXUS Project for his research on “The Conceptualization of Collective Identity and the National Character-Discourses in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary in the Interwar Period”.

In the period of 2004-2005, he was Project Fellow at CAS, studying the Romanian debate on the national character in the nineteenth century. Dr. Trencsényi is a recipient of the European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Grant as Principal Investigator of the project, “Negotiating Modernity: History of Modern Political Thought in East-Central Europe ,” over a period of five years, hosted by CAS Sofia in cooperation with CEU. Jointly with Prof. Diana Mishkova, he is convener of the project “European Regions and Boundaries. A Conceptual History ” (2012-2013), hosted by the CAS Sofia.