religious & cultural history
Professor, Director of Doctoral Studies, Medieval Studies Department, CEU, Budapest
Közép- és Koraújkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (part time)
Fields of interest
His research focuses on the historical anthropology of medieval and early modern European popular religion (sainthood, miracle beliefs, healing, magic, witchcraft). He is a pioneer in the application of anthropological methods to historical analysis in Hungary. His other endeavor is related to the comparative approach to history, within the framework of which he intends to situate historical observations on Hungary and Central Europe in an all-European context. His most recent topic is a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of medieval and modern visions and apparitions.