Béla Zsolt Szakács

Associate Professor

Contact information

Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
+36 1 327-3052

Bela Zsolt is one of the founding members of CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies. He was invited to take part in a research project on visual resources of medieval East-Central Europe in 1993. He participated in building up a Visual Information Center at the department and later he was involved in teaching medieval art and architecture. He contributes to the organization of the departmental field trips. He is also active at the Department of Art History of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Fellowships and research awards (selection)

  • 1990-92 Fellowship of the Hungarian Republic
  • 1991 National Scientific Student Conference, Section of Humanities, 1st prize
  • 1991 Pro Scientia Prize
  • 1994 University Study Merit Prize (ELTE)
  • 1996 two-week research grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna
  • 1997 two-week research trip in Paris, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • 2000 April - June: Mellon Research Fellowship at Villa i Tatti, Florence (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)
  • 2002 April - June: DAAD Fellowship at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
  • 2003 January: guest lecturer at the Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj
  • 2005 February - May: Junior Fellow at the Collegium Budapest
  • 2009 April: guest lecturer at the St. Kliment of Ohrid University, Sofia (CEEPUS)
  • 2013 November: guest lecturer at the Jagellonian University, Cracow (CEEPUS)
  • 2015 June: guest lecturer at the Summer Course of the Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale of the University of Poitiers
  • 2016 December: research trip in Dresden, FOVOG/Technische Universität (DAAD)
  • 2017 April:  guest lecturer at the State Pedagogical University of Yerevan (Erasmus Plus)


MA in Art History and History (Budapest, ELTE), 1992
CSc in Art History (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 1998
Dr Habil in Art History (Pázmány Péter Catholic University), 2016

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