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.