Attila Pók

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Attila Pók (born May 27, 1950 in Budapest ) is a Hungarian historian.


Attila Pók studied history at Loránd Eötvös University from 1968 to 1973 . From 1973 to 2011 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) and became the deputy director of the institute. In 1999/2000 he was visiting professor of history at Columbia University in New York City . Pók works on European political and intellectual history, the history of European historiography in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the theory and methodology of historical studies. He is co-editor of a volume of the Oxford history of historical writing .

Pók is a member of the board of the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity and deputy director of the European Institute Budapest. He is the managing director of the Association of Hungarian Historians.

Fonts (selection)

  • Klio's guilt, Klio's atonement: political turning points and history in the Carpathian Basin, 1867-2000 . With a preface by Andreas Oplatka . Budapest: MTA, 2014
  • (Co-editor): Places of remembrance in East Central Europe . Munich: Oldenbourg, 2011
  • Between amnesia and nostalgia: Hungarian cultures of remembrance . Lecture. Center for Applied Cultural Studies u. Studium Generale, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2010
  • The politics of hatred in the middle of Europe: scapegoating in twentieth century Hungary: history and historiography . Szombathely: Savaria University Press, 2009 PDF
  • with Jörn Rüsen , Jutta Scherrer (Eds.): European history: challenge for a common future . Hamburg: Ed. Körber Foundation, 2002
  • Some thoughts on history and historiography in Hungary 1990-2000 , in: Österreichische Osthefte. 2002, pp. 315-325
  • with Olli Vehviläinen (Ed.): Hungary and Finland in the 20th century . Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2002
  • (Ed.): The fabric of modern Europe: studies in social and diplomatic history; essays in honor of Éva Haraszti Taylor on the occasion of her 75th birthday . Nottingham: É. Haraszti Taylor in association with Astra Press, 1999
  • with Randolph L. Braham (Ed.): The Holocaust in Hungary: fifty years later . New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1997
  • Germans, Hungarians and the destruction of hungarian Jewry , in: David Cesarani (Ed.): Genocide and Rescue: The Holocaust in Hungary, 1944 . New York: Berg, 1997
  • A selected bibliography of modern historiography . New York: Greenwood Press, 1992
  • with György Ránki (Ed.): Hungary and European civilization . Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1989

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