Márton Simonkay

PhD student, assistant research fellow

Fields of interest: 19th–20th century environmental history of Europe and Hungary

Email: simarci@gmail.com
Telephone: + 36 1 372 2500 / 6874

Office: 1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A 7.23 room

Márton Simonkay is a PhD student, at Eötvös Loránd University (Faculty of Humanities, Doctoral School of History, Economic and Social History Programme), Budapest, and a History and Geography teacher for secondary schools, and an assistant research fellow in the History of the Globalization Research Group (MTA–SZTE–ELTE). He is the president of the Mika Sándor Association (founded in 2014). His main research area is the 19th–20th century environmental history with a special emphasis on Europe and Hungary, and the subject pedagogy.

In 2016, he earned a master’s degree in History and Geography as a secondary school teacher at Eötvös Loránd University and at Eötvös College, Budapest. He started postgraduate studies from economic and social history also at Eötvös Loránd University, at Doctoral School of History. He was also a teacher of History at Cistercian St. Emeric School, Budapest (2016–2018).

His PhD topic is the regulation of Rába river in the Belle Époque. His main interest is the alteration of the relationship between environment and society, especially good practices and forms of cooperations. Eariler he was engaged in the topic of armorial bearings in the Medieval Hungary, and also with contemporary history. His interests also include the subject pedagogy of teaching and learning. In the Mika Sándor Association, he organizes conferences, and edits books.

Birth

1992, Budapest

Education

Patrona Hungariae Kindergarten, Gymnasium, Student dorm and Elementary School of Art, Budapest (1998–2002)
St. Emery Cistercian Secondary School, Budapest (2002–2010)
Weiner Leó Music School, Budapest (2002–2012, primary education)
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, History BA (2010–2013)
ELTE Eötvös College (2010–2013)
ELTE Teacher for History and Geography, MA (2013–2016)
ELTE Doctoral School of History, Economic and Social History Doctoral Programme (2016–)

Workplace

St. Emery Cistercian Secondary School, Budapest (2016–2018)
MTA–SZTE–ELTE History of Globalization Research Group, assistant research fellow (2019–)

Language skills

Latin (B2 exam)
Német (B2 exam)
Angol (basic level)

2012–2013

Participation in publishing sources of medieval armorial bearings in Hungary (ELTE Eötvös College – ELTE Faculty of Humanities, Department of Auxiliary Sciences of History, leader: Tamás Körmendi)

2013–2014

Collecting written sources and writing a paper to a book published within the Water use, regulation projects and society in 13th–20th century Hungary Research Project (OTKA K 84276., leader: Gergely Krisztián Horváth)

2019

Participation as assistant research fellow in the History of the Globalization Research Group (leader: Béla Tomka)

Selected publications

2014

Csorbuló önrendelkezés vagy állami siker? Érdekek és vélemények a Rába-szabályozás kapcsán (1886–1893). In: Víz és társadalom a középkortól a XX. század végéig. Szerk.: Horváth Gergely Krisztián. Balassi Kiadó, Budapest. 343–376. http://www.balassikiado.hu/BB/netre/Viz.pdf

2014

Források a Rábaszabályozó Társulat ügyviteli rendjéhez. In: Víz és társadalom a középkortól a XX. század végéig. Szerk.: Horváth Gergely Krisztián. Balassi Kiadó, Budapest. 614–632. http://www.balassikiado.hu/BB/netre/Viz.pdf

2017

Levéltár-pedagógia ma és holnap. Levéltári Szemle 67 (2017: 4.) 50–65.

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