Krisztián Ungváry

Krisztián Ungváry (b.1969) is a Hungarian historian whose areas of special interest are Hungarian contemporary and military history, the far right movement, anti Semitism and the history of national security. In 1996 he graduated in history and German from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. He obtained his PhD in 1999 and in the same year was awarded the prize of ’Young Military Historian of the Year’ by the Institute of War Studies in Budapest. Between 1998 and 2001 he received fellowships from inter alia: the Humboldt Foundation (Roman-Herzog research grant); the Ryochy Ssasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Foundation. He has held an academic position since August 2001 at the Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In 2011 he became a member of staff of the Contemporary History Department of the Hungarian National Library István Széchenyi. In addition, he was the coordinator of the ’Memory and Solidarity’ network 2005 to 2008.  From 2007 to 2008 he was a member of the Hungarian Government’s Commission that examined the whereabouts of Stasi documents.