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Laszlo Kontler

CEU Research Affiliate / CEU Professor
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László Kontler is a professor of history at Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). He held visiting positions and fellowships at Rutgers, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Wolfenbüttel, Göttingen and the European University Institute (Florence). His research and publications focus on intellectual history, the history of political thought, translation and reception, and the production and circulation of scientific knowledge in early modern Europe, mainly the Enlightenment. His books include A History of Hungary (Palgrave, 2002), Translations, Histories, Enlightenments: William Robertson in Germany, 1760-1795 (Palgrave, 2014) and (with Per Pippin Aspaas) Maximilian Hell (1720-1792) and the Ends of Jesuit Science in Enlightenment Europe (Brill, 2020). He co-edited (with Antonella Romano, Silvia Sebastiani and Zsuzsanna Borbála Török) Negotiating Knowledge in Early-Modern Empires  (Palgrave, 2014), (with Mark Somos) Trust and Happiness in the History of European Political Thought  (Brill, 2017) and (with Cesare Cuttica and Clara Maier) Crisis and Renewal in theHistory of European Political Thought (Brill, 2021).