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Balázs Trencsényi


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Dr Balázs Trencsényi holds two MA degrees in Philosophy and Nationalism Studies from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Central European University, Budapest. In 2004, he PhD degree from CEU, with a dissertation devoted to Discourses of Nationhood in Early Modern Europe. He has been guest-lecturer at the Balkans Summer University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria (2000), Head Tutor at Erasmus College Budapest (since 2003), and Assistant Professor at the Department of History, CEU (since 2004), teaching MA courses in Political Modernity, Political Languages, Nation-Building, and National Awakening, and PhD seminars.

Dr Trencsényi has an impressive research-activity history. He has been granted a NUFFIC Scholarship at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (1995-1996); an Open Society Institute Visiting Fellowship at King's College, Cambridge, (1999-2000); a Junior Visiting Fellowship at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen Vienna (2002), and at Collegium Budapest (2005), an Andrew W. Mellon-Fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2003).

Dr Trencsényi has been a research associate of the historical research institute Pasts, Inc., Center for Historical Studies at CEU (since 2003) and has functioned as its co-director since 2006. Heis an Associate Editor of the periodical East Central Europe/L'Europe du Centre-Est (since 2005)and co-editor of the Hungarian cultural periodical 2000 (since 2003). He is an initiator and coordinator of the project The Intellectual History of Patriotism and the Legacy of Composite States in ast-Central Europe, supported by the research Board of CEU.

Dr Trencsényi has been closely related to CAS Sofia, for the last eight 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); and has been awarded a CAS Associate Fellowship the NEXUS Project, research on modern Central and Southeast-European intellectual history (2001-2002). In he period of 2004-2005, he was Project Fellow at CAS, studying the Romanian debate on the national character in the nineteenth century.