György Péteri is Professor of Contemporary European History at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. A specialist of late modern and contemporary East Central Europe, particularly Hungary, he has published extensively. He is the author of works such as War Communism in Hungary (1984), Revolutionary Twenties (1995), Academia and State Socialism (1998), and Global Monetary Regime and National Cerntral Banking (2002). He has been the initiator, organizer and editor for a large number of collaborative projects yielding edited publications, including Academia in Upheaval (2000 – edited together with Michael David-Fox), Muddling Through in the Long 1960s (2005 – edited together with János M. Rainer), or Imagining the West in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (2010). In the recent years, Péteri has been working on a book project on the history of the everyday and private life of the Communist apparatus class in Cold War era Hungary as well as on the preparations for another book enterprise on the history of social science research (economics and sociology) in Communist era Hungary.
Professor of Contemporary Europen History, Norwegian University of Science and Technology