Dr Batonyi Gabor

PositionLecturer in History
LocationPemberton P2.04
Department or DivisionPeace Studies and International Development
Telephone+44 (0)1274 23 3807
Emailgbatonyi@bradford.ac.uk
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Research Interests (key words only)

Modern Central European history, especially Hungarian affairs from 1918 to 1989; British foreign policy in Central Europe, including interwar diplomatic history, British intelligence and special operations during the Second World War, and Anglo-Hungarian relations during the Cold War.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Main Teaching Areas:

  • Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century
  • British foreign policy and Anglo-German relations between the two world wars
  • Diplomatic history from 1870 to 1989
  • Democracy and authoritarian regimes in contemporary history

Completed Research Students

  • Nicholas Alforde, PhD (2013) – The White International: Anatomy of a Transnational Radical Revisionist Plot in Central Europe after World War I
  • Sarah Dietz, PhD (2013) – Bradford Mills at Marki, Warsaw: A Case Study of British Entrepreneurship in Russian Poland 1883–1914
  • Anthony Murphy, MPhil (2013) – The Rise of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) under Jörg Haider and Right Wing Populism in Austria, 1986–2000: Historical Roots, Political Context and a Cultural Perspective
  • Adil Khan, MPhil (2010) – Hesitant Engagement: Britain, Locarno and Central and Eastern Europe
  • Claire Gorman, MPhil (2009) – Britain and the Atomic Bomb: Maud to Nagasaki
  • Doreen Kotroczó, PhD (2007) – The Hungarian Question in British Foreign Policy 1848–1867

Study History

DPhil, Oxford, 1996

Professional History

Foreign Affairs Editor, Hungarian Television Company (MTV), 1989–92

Professional Activities

Co-editor of the Central and Eastern European Review

Research Areas

Anglo-Hungarian relations since 1918; British intelligence operations during the Second World War and the Cold War

Current Projects

Show trials during the early Cold War in Hungary, notably the case of Edgar Sanders

Networks/Roles

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Publications

  • Diplomacy by Show Trial: The Espionage Case of Edgar Sanders and British-Hungarian Relations, 1949-53, Slavonic and East European Review, 93/4 (2015)
  • ‘Mission to survive: Hungarian historian Gyula Szekfu as agent and diplomat’, Slavonic and East European Review,90/4 (2012), 705–34.
  • ‘Hungarian opposition and resistance to Stalinism in the early 1950s’, in L. Péter and M. Rady (eds), Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution in Hungary and Central Europe: Commemorating 1956 (UCL, London, 2009), 159–70.
  • ‘Anglo-Austrian relations between the wars’, in K. Koch and A. Suppan (eds), Von Saint Germain zum Belvedere: Österreich und Europa 1919–1955,Außenpolitische Dokumente der Republik Österreich 1918–1938 (ADÖ), Special Issue (Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, Munich and Vienna, 2007), 115–28.
  • ‘Magyarország világháborús részvétele brit szemszögbol’, in Gy. Markó (ed.), Háború, Hadsereg, Összeomlás: Magyarpolitika, katonapolitika a második világháborúban (Zrínyi Kiadó, Budapest, 2005), 61–9.
  • ‘British foreign policy and the problem of Hungarian revisionism in the 1930s’, in L. Péter and M. Rady (eds), British-Hungarian Relations since 1848 (UCL, London, 2004), 205–16.
  • Britain and Central Europe, 1918–1932 (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999).

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Conference Presentations (selected)

  • ‘British diplomacy and the “lingering trace” of Anglophilia in post-war Hungary’, Anglophilia and the British Constitution in Central Europe 1700–2000, University of Notre Dame, London, October 2013.
  • ‘Egy elkésett brit kísérlet a magyar kommunisták megfékezésére és a megtorlás’,International Symposium on the Crimes of Communism, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Budapest, November 2011.
  • ‘Hungarian opposition and resistance to Stalinism’, Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution in Central Europe: Commemorating 1956, UCL, London, September 2006.
  • ‘Magyarország világháborús részvétele az angolszász hatalmak szemszögéb¿l’, International Conference on Hungary’s Participation in the Second World War, Institute of Military History, Budapest, May 2005.
  • ‘British foreign policy and the problem of Hungarian revisionism in the 1930s’, British–Hungarian Relations since 1848, UCL, London, May 2004.
  • ‘The myth of disinterest: Britain and ethnic conflict in interwar Central Europe’, Forum of British, Czech and Slovak Historians, University of Dundee, March 2002.
  • ‘Nationalism and communism in Hungary in the early 1950s’, German History Society Annual Regional Conference, University of Swansea, June 2001.
  • ‘British intelligence and Horthy’s peace initiatives’, Albion Conference, University of Debrecen, May 2001.

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