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Curriculum Vitae
 
 

Personal Information

Name: István Monok

Place of Birth: Zalamerenye, Hungary

Date of Birth: July 10, 1956

Marital Status: married with four children

 
 

Education

University professor, 2012

Doctor of Academy of Sience, 2011

Habilitation, University of Szeged, 2011

CSc. in Literary Sciences, 1992 (promotion) - Hungarian Academy of Science

University Doctorate, 1983 - József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary

M.A. in Library and Information Science, 1987 - Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

M.A. in Hungarian Literature, Language, Latin Language and History, 1982 - József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary

 
 

Work Experience

2016: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erasmus professor

2014: Professeur invité, Paris, École Nationale des Chartres

2013-present: Director General, Library and Informations Centre of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2005-2014: Professor, Chief of the School of Cultural Heritage, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger

2010-present: Professor, Chief of the at School of Library and Information Science (since 2014: School of Cultural Heritage and Human Information Science), University of Szeged

1999-2009: Director General, National Széchényi Library, Hungary

2009: Senior Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä, Institute of Hungarian Studies

2008: Professore invitato, Alma Mater Studiorum, Universita di Bologna, Sede di Ravenna, Facolta di Conservazione dei Beni Culturali

2000-2001, 2006-2007: Professeur invité, Paris, École Pratiques des Hautes Études

2000-2005: Scientific Supervisor at School of Library and Information Science, University of Szeged, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Teachers Training College. Responsible for supervising academic work.

1999: Project Manager and Course Leader, József Attila University, Centre for European Studies. Responsible for managing PHARE application procedure of the Szeged Higher Education Association that aims at establishing integrated European studies. Also founded new course of study entitled Europe's Erudition.

1996-1999: Director, Institute of European Civilisation at Juhász Gyula Teachers Training College, Szeged. Responsible for establishing the Institute (which coordinates the operation of five different schools) and its domestic and international relations. Coordinated training programs and research projects for the Institute.

1995-1999: Scientific Supervisor at School of Library and Information Science, József Attila University, Faculty of Arts. Responsible for establishing the school and for supervising academic work.

1989-1995: Director, School of Library Science, Juhász Gyula Teachers Training College. Established the school, organized training programs and supervised operations.

1993-1999: Academic Counsellor, Central Library of József Attila University, Department of Old Books and Manuscripts

1992: Secretary General, József Attila University

1982-1991: Librarian, Chief Librarian at Central Library of József Attila University, Department of Old Books and Manuscripts. Responsible for organizing rare book collection, compiling publication plans and managing publications.

 
 

Courses Taught

1983-1989: Old Hungarian Literary History, József Attila University, Faculty of Arts, Szeged

1987-2005: Cultural History of Hungary in the 16-17th century, József Attila University, Faculty of Arts, Szeged

1989-2005: The History of Book and Erudition from 3rd through 17th century, Juhász Gyula Teachers Training College, Szeged

1995-2005: The History of Book and Erudition from 3rd through 17th century, József Attila University, Faculty of Arts, Szeged

1998-2001: Methodics of Book History Research; The Changing of Communication Systems Throughout Centuries, doctorial programs at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Szeged

2000-2001: Book History of Hungary in the 16-17th century, École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris)

2002-present: The History of Book and Erudition from 3rd through 17th century, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger

2010-present: The History of Cultural Heritage from 15th through 18th century, Eszterházy Károly College, Eger

2010-present: The History of Book and Erudition from 3rd through 17th century, University of Szeged

 
 

Publications

1981-present: Editor, Könyvtártörténeti Füzetek (Brochures on Library History)

1990-1999: Co-editor, Lymbus

1991-2003: Editor, Olvasmánytörténeti Dolgozatok (Studies on History Erudition)

1996-present: Editor, A Kárpát-medence kora újkori könyvtárai (The Carpathian Basin's Libraries in the Early Modern Era)

1997-1999: Editor, Lectura

2000-2009: Co-editor, Libri de libris

2000-2006: Co-editor, Nemzeti Téka

2002-2009: Editor, Margaritae Bibliothecae Nationalis Hungariae

2002-present: Co-editor, Die Hungarica-Sammlung der Bibliothek der Franckesche Stiftungen, Halle an der Saale

2003-present: Editor, Amor Librorum

2004-2005: Editor, Magyar Helikon

2005-present: Co-editor, L'Europe en réseaux. Contributions a l'histoire de la culture écrite 1650-1918 - Vernetztes Europa. Beiträge des Kulturgeschichte des Buches 1650-1918, Leipzig, Budapest

2005-present: Editor, A Kárpát-medence magyar könyvtárainak régi könyvei (Old Book in the Carpathian Basin's Hungarian-Libraries. Catalogues)

2006-present: Co-Editor, Res Libraria

2006-present: Co-Editor, Bavarica et Hungarica

2008-present: Editor, Supplementum Corvinianum

2009-present: Editor, Értékörző könyvtár

2011-present: A helyi érték. Kulturális örökség tanulmányok. Sectio Iuvenum (Eger, Eszterházy Károly Főiskola)

2011-present: Armenian Cultural Heritage in the Carpathian Basin, Leipzig-Eger

2012-present: Kulturális örökség (Kossuth Kiadó, EKF)

2015-present: Schriftmedien. Kommunikations- und buchwissenschaftliche Perspektiven / Written Media. Perspectives in Communication and Book Studies (De Gruyter Kiadó, Berlin)

2016-present: Lichniae ex Bibliotheca Academiae Scientirarum Hungarica (JAFFA Kiadóval)

 
 

Editorial Boards for Periodicals

1990-present: Magyar Könyvszemle (Journal for Book History in Hungary), Budapest (Senior Editor since 2000)

1990-1993: Új Magyar Múzeum (New Hungarian Museum), Budapest

1999-2001: Hungarológia (Hungarian Studies), Budapest

1999-2007: Századok (Centuries), Budapest

1997-2001: Senior Editor, Hungarológiai Értesítő (Reports on Hungarian Studies. Internet version.), Budapest

2000-present: Hungarian Studies Review (Toronto)

2002-present: Lymbus. Magyarságtudományi forrásközlemények (Sources of Hungarian Studies), Budapest

2003-present: Acta Comeniana, Praha

2004-present: Ungarn Jahrbuch, München

2004-2005: Annuario. Studi e documenti italo-ungheresi. Roma-Szeged

2007-present: Erdélyi Múzeum, Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca)

2010-present: Kaleidoscope - Integrált Művelődés- Tudomány- és Orvostörténeti Lap. Kaleidoscope - Integrated Magazine of History of Science, Culture and Medicine

2011-present: Revista Romănă de istorie a Cărţii. Bucureşti, Biblioteca Natională a Romaniei, 2011-

2011-present: WEB-FU - Elektronische Beiträge des Instituts für Finno-Ugristik, Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, 2011-

2011-present: Livro, Revista do Núcleo de Estudos do Livro e da Ediçao, Sao Paolo, Brasilia

2012-present: Histoire et civilisation du livre. Revue internationale, Genève, Droz

2013-present: Per aspera ad Astra, Pécs

 
 

Research Programs Directed

1992-present: Computerized Database of Hungary's Erudition in the Early Modern Era. (Sponsored by the National Scientific Research Found)

1992-1993: The European Book Culture and Hungary. Compilation and publication of an anthology on special literature. (Sponsored by Pro cultura renovanda Hungariae)

1988-1993: Erudition of Hungary in the 16-17th Century. (Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Education)

1991-1993: Civilization of the Carpathian basin in the Early Modern Era. Education and Research. (Sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and SOROS Foundation)

1994-1998: Manuscript Repertories of the Early Modern Era. (Sponsored by the National Scientific Research Found)

1997-1999: Humanists of the Carpathian basin. (Sponsored by the National Scientific Research Found)

1999-present: Virtual Library of Old Hungarian Readings. (Sponsored by the National Information Infrastructure Program)

2012-2014: Cultural Heritage in the Digital World (EU supported program)

2012-2014: Super-Computer, a Virtual Laboratory (EU supported program)

2015-2018: The Court Culture of Pál Esterházy, 17th Century (Sponsored by the National Scientific Research Found)

 
 

Honors

1988: Credited by the Ministry

1997-2000: Széchenyi Professorial Fellowship

2001: Tudással Magyarországért emlékplakett (With Knowledge for Hungary)

2002: Bolyai-díj (Bolyai Társaság) (Award of Association Bolyai)

2004: Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la République Française

2004: Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della Reppublica Italiana

2005: Gróf Mikó Imre Emléklap (Honour of Transilvanian Museum Association)

2006: Universitatea Alba Iulia, emlékplakett (Honour of the University of Alba Iulia /Romania/)

2009: Magyar Köztársasági Érdemrend Tisztikeresztje (Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross)

2009: Gróf Mikó Imre Emlékérem (Award of Transylvanian Museum Association)

2010: Kálvin Emlékérem (Award of Hungarian Reformed Church)

2011-03-25: Széchenyi-díj (Award Széchenyi)

2014: Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science

2015: Award of the HUNGARNET Association

2016: Award for the Scientific publication's activity (Eszterházy University of Eger)

 
 

Professional Memberships

1982-2005: Association of Hungarian Librarians

1983-present: International Association of Hungarian Studies

1984-present: Hungarian Literary History Association

1990-present: Gesellschaft für die Erforschung der Früheren Neuzeit, Wien

1996-2003: Hungarian Reading Association

1999-2004: Österreichische Gesellschaft für sie Erforschung des 18 Jahrhundert

1999-present: Gesellschaft für Buchforschung in Österreich, Wien - Heidelberg

1999-present: Hungarian Historical Society

 
 

Offices Held

2013-2016: Member of the Presidium of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2009-present: President, Memory of the World Hungarian National Committee of UNESCO

2005-2017: President, Committee of History of European Civilisation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2000-2005: Secretary, Committee of History of European Civilisation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1991-2000: Secretary, Committee on Library History and Bibliographies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1995-2006: UNESCO FILLM Bureau, International Association of Hungarian Studies

2006-present: General Secretary, International Association of Hungarian Studies

1993-2006: Deputy General Secretary, International Association of Hungarian Studies

1991-present: Executive Committee, International Association of Hungarian Studies

1987-present: Committee on Library History and Bibliographies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences