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Éva Bóka, PhD, Dr. Habil, is an independent researcher and lecturer. She graduated at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) in 1978 (Historical Sciences and Russian Language, Literature, and Slavistic). She has received her Ph.D. degree in history from the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest in 1997. She attained the degree of Doctor Habilitata (Dr. Habil) by the University of Pécs in 2007. She was then awarded the title of a honorary associate professor (“címzetes egyetemi docens”) by the Senate of the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2011. She was also an invited lecturer at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), Faculty of Law, Institute of Political Sciences.

She worked as editorial secretary of a quarterly survey of the Institute of Historical Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (called Világtörténet, i.e., Universal History) in the early 80’s. She regularly reviewed books for the the official journal of the Südost-Institut (called Südost-Forschungen) in Germany. She published over 30 papers in various journals in Hungary, Germany, and elsewhere. She is the author of the following books: “Az európai egységgondolat fejlődéstörténete” (The History of the Idea of European Unity), Napvilág, Budapest, 2001; “Európa és az Oszmán Birodalom a 16-17. században” (Europe and the Ottoman Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries), L'Harmattan, Budapest-Paris, 2004; “Az európai integráció. Elméletek történelmi perspektívában” (The European Integration. Theories in a Historical Perspective), Corvina, Budapest, 2008;“Modernizáció és értékrend: a nyugati világ, Törökország és Kelet-Ázsia” (Modernization and Value System: the Western World, Turkey, and East-Asia), L’Harmattan Publisher, Budapest, 2016. See publication list on this site for a more complete, and up-to-date publication list.

She cooperated with the Oost-Europa Instituut in Amsterdam and was also part of the EU PHARE Project within the framework of the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. From 2005 until 2017 she was an guest lecturer at the Corvinus University of Budapest. From 2010 to 2017 she was the reseach coordinator of the “Rethinking Europe” Research Group at the Doctoral School of International Relations of the Corvinus University of Budapest. As part of her teaching activities she was instrumental in elaborating study materials for the European-studies for universities.

Her research interests include history of early-modern European diplomacy; history of European idea; the theory and practice of European integration; Europe and the international system; Europe and other civilizations.

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