Dóra Mérai

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Budapest, Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
+36-1 327-2748
Dóra Mérai is art historian and archaeologist, postdoctoral fellow at Central European University. She defended her PhD there in Medieval Studies, and now she teaches and does research in the Cultural Heritage Studies Program. She published a book and several papers on various aspects of visual and material culture and commemoration, Renaissance art, as well as the historiography of art history and archaeology. Her current research in various projects addresses the adaptive reuse of heritage (OpenHeritage – H2020), with special emphasis on industrial sites (CONSIDER – H2020; From Burden to Resource: Industrial Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe – Visegrad), the problems of periodization in art history, and the role of material and visual culture in the history of emotions. She teaches courses for the Cultural Heritage Studies Program in the field of memory studies, visual studies, heritage policy, adaptive heritage reuse, and the historiography of cultural heritage.


PhD in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest (2017)
MA in Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest (2007)
MA in Archaeology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2006)
MA in Art History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2005)

Projects with involvement of Dóra Mérai