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Current Fellows

Academic Year 2010/11

E-mail accounts of Fellows are composed as follows:
[first character of the first name]+[last name]@colbud.hu

[see phone and e-mail list of Fellows in residence here - regularly updated]

Iván Almár
Fellow: Oct.-Nov. 2009; Sep.-Oct. 2010
Position: Doctor of Physical Sciences
Field: Astronomy, Space Research
Institute: Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Research topic: The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society
Focus group: European Space Agency Project "Astrobiology potential of Mars"
Research project: Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life: Assessment by Scales of Importance and Associated Risk
Fellow Report: 2009/10
Xavier Barral i Altet
Fellow: Dec. 2009 - Jul. 2010; Sep.-Dec. 2010
Position: Professor Emeritus; Visiting Professor
Field: History of Medieval Art, Museography
Institute: University of Rennes II-Haute Bretagne, France; University of Venice "Ca Foscari", Italy
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: The Bayeux embroidery: antique sources, function and recipient
Fellow Report: 2009/10
Szaniszló Bérczi
Fellow: 2004-2010
Position: Associate Professor
Field: Physics, Astronomy
Institute: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Research topic:
Focus group: European Space Agency Project "Astrobiology potential of Mars"
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Fellow Report: 2008/09
Anna Borgos
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Research Fellow
Field: Social history, Psychoanalysis
Institute: Research Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: The first generation of Hungarian women psychoanalysts in professional and social-historical context
Daniel Brooks
Position: Fellow: Oct. 2010 - Jul. 2011
Field: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Institute: Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Research topic:
Focus group:
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Research project: Darwinism: The First Modern Complexity Theory
Peter Brown
Fellow: Apr.- Jun. 2011
Position: Associate Professor; Head of School
Field: French studies, philosophy and linguistics
Institute: School of Language Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, Austrialia
Research topic: Postcolonial studies, in particular of the Pacific (New Caledonia)
Focus group:
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Research project: The nature of post-colonial sovereignty in European microstates -- the French Pacific territories
Marie-Elizabeth Ducreux
Fellow: Nov. 2010 - Mar. 2011
Position: Directrice de recherche
Field: History
Institute: Centre de Recherches Historiques, EHESS
Research topic: Central European History
Focus group:
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Research project: Interpretations of Sacral kingship and royal legitimacy in Early-Modern Hungary and Bohemia
Ferenc Erős
Fellow: Oct. 2010 -Jul. 2011
Position: Professor
Field: Social Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Institute: Research Institute of Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs, Hungary
Research topic: Sándor Ferenczi and The Intellectual History of Psycholanalysis in Central Europe
Focus group:
Research project: Sándor Ferenczi and The Intellectual History of Psycholanalysis in Central Europe
Marc Fehlmann
Fellow: Feb. 2011 -Jun. 2011
Position: Associate Professor
Field: Archaeology and Art History
Institute: Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
Research topic:
Focus group:
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Research project: As Greek As It Gets -- New Perspectives on the Reception of the Parthenon
Zoltán Fejős
Associate Fellow Feb-May 2005; Fellow: Oct. 2010 - May 2011
Position: Director General
Field: Ethnography
Institute: Museum of Ethnography, Budapest
Research topic: 2005: The beginnings of the collection of ethnographic objects and "folk art" in Hungary; 2010: The Ethnography of the Present: A Museological Approach
Focus group: 2005: "Muzealisation"/ Getty Grant Program
Research project: The Ethnography of the Present: A Museological Approach
Olena Fimyar
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: PhD Candidate
Field: Sociology
Institute: Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Research topic: Sociology of Post-Communist Intellectuals
Focus group:
Research project: Sociology of Post-Communist Intellectuals
Menachem Fisch
Fellow: Apr.- Aug. 2011
Position: Professor, Incumbent of The Joseph and Ceil Mazer Chair For History and Philosophy of Science
Field: History and Philosophy of Science
Institute: Tel Aviv University, Israel
Research topic: Theories of rationality, normativity, agency and argumentation; history of 19th century science, mathematics and philosophy
Focus group:
Research project: Reason, Ambivalence and Creativity: Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency
László Gulyás
Fellow: 2006/07/08/09/10
Position: Assistant Professor
Field: Simulation of Complex (Social) Systems, Agent-Based Modeling
Institute: History and Philosophy of Science, ELTE, Budapest
Research topic: Complex Systems
Focus group: Computing Real-World Phenomena with Dynamically Changing Complex Networks (DYNANETS)
Research project: Understanding Emergent Social Phenomena, Evolution of Food Webs, Quasi-Opportunistic Supercomputing for Complex Systems on the Grid
Fellow Report: 2006/07
Dóra Győrffy
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Associate Professor
Field: Political economy
Institute: Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: Expectations and the making of economic policy: experiences from the European Union
Zsuzsa Hetényi
Fellow: Mar.-July 2011
Position: Professor
Field: Literary Studies
Institute: Institute of Slavid Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Research topic: Russian Literature and Culture of the 20th Century
Focus group:
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Research project: A study on Nabokov (1899-1977) - Vladimir Nabokov's Coherent Controversies
András Horváth
Fellow: 2009-2010
Position: Director
Field: Astronomy
Institute: Budapest Planetarium of Society for Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge, Budapest
Research topic:
Focus group: Mars Astrobiology Group (MAG) II
Dorian Jano
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Researcher
Field: Political Science
Institute: Graduate School in Social, Economic & Political Sciences, University of Milano, Italy
Research topic: Eastern Europeanization: A Comparative Analysis on
Focus group:
Research project: Adoption and Implementation of Acquis in CEE and SEE Countries
György Kampis
Fellow: 2010-11
Position: Professor
Field: History of Science
Institute: Dept. of Philosophy of Science, Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary.
Research topic:
Focus group: Computing Real-World Phenomena with Dynamically Changing Complex Networks (DYNANETS)
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Research project: DYNANETS
György Karsai
Associate Fellow April-July 2005; Fellow: Jan.-Dec. 2010
Position: Professor
Field: Classical Philology, Theater Theory
Institute: University of Film and Theatre, Budapest; Head of Department of Classical Philology, University, of Pécs, Hungary
Research topic: "The heritage of the classical (Greek and Roman) theatre in Hungary in the 19th century" in 2005
Focus group: "Multiple Antiquities-Multiple Modernities" in 2005; "GNÔTHI SEAUTON! - CLASSICS AND COMMUNISM" in 2010
Fellow Report: 2009/10
Ákos Kereszturi
Junior Resident Scholar: 2004 - 2010
Position:
Field: Geology
Institute:
Research topic: Comparison of images, temperature, pressure, and composition data with modelled Martian parameters and tolerance limits of Earthly extremophiles
Focus group: Mars Astrobiology Group (MAG) II
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Research project: 2004-2007: European Space Agency Project "Life on Mars"
Fellow Report: 2007/08
Susan Khor
Fellow: Mar.- Nov. 2010
Position: Researcher
Field: Computer Science
Institute:
Research topic: Application of Network Science
Focus group: Computing Real-World Phenomena with Dynamically Changing Complex Networks (DYNANETS)
Research project: Computing Real-World Phenomena with Dynamically Changing Complex Networks (DYNANETS)
Gábor Klaniczay
Permanent Fellow as of 2002; Rector: 1997-2002, May-November 2008.
Position: Professor of Medieval Studies
Field: Medieval Studies
Institute: Central European University, Budapest/ Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary
Research topic: Sainthood and witchcraft. A structural comparison.
Focus group: Medievalism, archaic origins and regimes of historicity alternatives to Antique tradition in the nineteenth century in East-Central, Southeast and Northern Europe in 2009, "GNÔTHI SEAUTON! - CLASSICS AND COMMUNISM" in 2010
Fellow Report: 2009/10
János Kornai
Permanent Fellow Emeritus 2002- (Permanent Fellow 1992-2002)
Position: Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University
Field: Economics
Institute: Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Research topic:
Focus group:
Fellow Report: 2009/10
Mihály Laki
Fellow: Dec. 2010 - Jul. 2011
Position: Research Advisor
Field: Economics
Institute: Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Research topic: firm behaviour, privatisation, enterpreneurship and market structures in transitional countries
Focus group:
Research project: Direction of the Junior Fellowship Programme 'NewDem'
Piroska Nagy
Fellow: Apr. -Jun. 2011
Position: Professor
Field: Medieval History
Institute: University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Research topic:
Focus group:
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Research project: Reasonable Emotions. Thinking and practicing emotions in the Middle Ages
Grzegorz Piotrowski
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Researcher
Field: Social Anthropology, Political and Social Sciences
Institute: Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute, San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: The future of civil society and grassroots mobilization in Hungary
Tamás Pócs
Fellow: 2004/06/07/08/09/10
Position: Professor Emeritus
Field: Theoretical Biology
Institute: Esterházy College, Eger
Research topic:
Focus group: Mars Astrobiology Group (MAG) II
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Fellow Report: 2008/09
Bogdan Mihai Radu
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Lecturer
Field: Political Science
Institute: Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Department of Political Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: Support for Democracy and International Development in Post-Communist Contexts. A Quest for Belief Consistency
András Sik
Fellow: 2004-2010
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Field: geomorphology, planetology, remote sensing, geoinformatics
Institute: Department of Physical Geography, Eötvös Loránd University,
Research topic: Integration and interpretation of Martian satellite images, temporal datasets and digital elevation models
Focus group: Mars Astrobiology Group (MAG) II
Eörs Szathmáry
Permanent Fellow as of 1995
Position: Professor of Biology; Corresponding Member
Field: Biology
Institute: Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Research topic: Theories for the Origin and Evolution of Genetical Systems
Focus group:
Fellow Report: 2008/09
Gábor Vattay
Resident Scholar: 2002-2010
Position: Professor of Physics, Chair
Field: Physics
Institute: Department of the Physics of Complex Systems, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Research topic: Computer network modelling and Complex Systems
Focus group: 2003: EVERGROW PROJECT - ETOMIC (http://www.etomic.org/); 2005-09: NAP Programme; 2010: Teller Ede Programme
Research project: EVERGROW PROJECT
Fellow Report: Coordination of Thematic Institute "Networks and Risks" of 'Exystence' (Complex Systems Network of Excellence), June 2004
Curie Virág
Fellow: Sep. 2010 -Jul. 2011
Position: Assistant Professor
Field: Cultural and Intellectual History
Institute: Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Research topic: Self and the Ethics of Feeling in Pre-modern China
Focus group:
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Research project: Self and the Ethics of Feeling in Pre-modern China -- a book project
Jana Vobecká
Junior Fellow: Spring 2011
Position: Junior Researcher
Field: Demography, sociology
Institute: Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic
Research topic:
Focus group:
Research project: Human capital potential of Prague: Stairway to global cities heaven, or just Central European cul-de-sac?

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