Gabor Klaniczay is University Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Private University. He is also titulary professor at the Department of Medieval History of the Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest. He is corresponding fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris. He also served as Rector of Collegium Budapest – Institute for Advanced Study, between 1997 and 2002. In 1989 he founded the review Budapesti Konyvszemle – BUKSZ, where he still serves on the editorial board; this review also had an Englis version Budapest Review of Books between 1990 and 2003.
His principal field as a historian is the historical anthropology of medieval Christianity (sainthood, miracle beliefs, stigmata, visions, healing, magic, witchcraft). He also deals with the modern uses and abuses of the Middle Ages, with phenomena of medievalism and politically biased memory politics.