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BERECZ, Ágoston István


Max Weber Fellow 2018-2019

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-402  (ext: 2402)
Office: VPA 206

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: History and Civilization

Mentor: Pieter Judson
Thematic Group: Citizenship and Migration


Ágoston Berecz is a historian interested in the relationship between language and nationalism, as well as in the history of nineteenth-century Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on Transylvania. He enjoys seeking out and exploring new source bases pertinent to socio-cultural history, often inspired by the wider macro-sociolinguistic literature. 

His project at the EUI aims to map out patterns of official multilingualism in the Eastern parts of late Habsburg (Dualist) Hungary, based on archival research. His earlier works include a monograph on the teaching of Hungarian to ethnic Romanian and German children and a doctoral thesis on the nationalist uses of proper names, both in the historical context of Dualist Hungary.

Ágoston an MA in Hungarian Philology from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2000), an MA (2012) and a PhD (2017) in Comparative History from Central European University, Budapest. He spent the 2015–6 academic year as an International Fellow at New Europe College, Bucharest.

Ágoston has recently taught a course on the nationalization of East-European peasants in the long nineteenth century.

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