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Curriculum Vitae

Particulars:
Family name: Somlai
First name:Katalin
Birth date: June 30, 1968
Nationality: Hungarian


Education:
1997-1999 - MBA course at University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
1996 - Master of Arts in Central European History at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest.
1991 - Master of Arts in History and Italian Language and Literature at Janus Pannonius University in Pécs.
1986 -Diploma of secondary studies in a class specialised in Italian language at Berzsenyi Dániel High-School in Budapest.

Languages:
English (TOEFL, TWE), Italian and French

Professional Experiences:
1993- research fellow at the Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
1994-1997 assistant lecturer of Italian history and civilisation at the Teacher Training College of Eötvös Loránd University
1993- external lecturer, ibid
1992-1993 free-lance guide and language teacher mainly for the Commercial and Catering College in Budapest. Contemporary I worked for of a Tempus project with the Faculty of Political Sciences in Florence and the CELICA (Centre of Communication and Applied Linguistics)
1991-1992 assistant lecturer at the Italian Department of Janus Pannonius University.
1990-1991 During the last session of my university studies I taught at Leöwey Klára Secondary School in Pécs and for the Language Centre of JP University and occasionally worked for travel agencies.

Social Experiences:
1992-1997 Secretary of the Budapest section of the Rome-based Societá Dante Alighieri.

Scholarships:
1993-4 researches at the Diplomatic Archive of the Italian Foreign Ministry, where I studied documents concerning the reaction of the Italian diplomacy to the events of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, researches in the state archive and in various party archives as well
1992 two months in Florence at the Faculty of Political Sciences
1988 one month in Siena at the Summer University
1987 one month in Udine at the International Course on Communication and Drama Technology

Studies:
Olasz kisokos (Italian crib). Budapest: Animus Kiadó, 1993. Co-author.

Quattro passi in Italiano. Olasz nyelvkönyv a középiskolák számára (Italian language book for secondary school students). Budapest:  Ponte Alapívány, 1994. Co-author.

Reviewed: Éva Haraszty-Taylor: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A collection of documents from the British Foreign Office. In: Évkönyv 1995 (Yearbook 1995). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 1995.

La diplomazia italiana e il 56 ungherese. In: Ungheria 1956. La cultura si interroga. Edited by Roberto Ruspanti. Soverio Manelli: Rubbettino Editore, 1996, 95-103.

Csen Csien: Peking és az 1956-os magyar válság (Zhen Jiang: Beijing and the 1956 Hungarian Crisis). In: Rubikon 10:1996.

1956 Kézikönyve. I. Kronológia (1956 Handbook. Vol. 1. Chronology). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 1996. Co-author of international chronology.

Trianon a marxista történetírásban (Trianon in Marxist historiography). Limes 2:2002, 51-63.

Békés megye az 1956-os forradalomban (Békés County in the 1956 Revolution). Bárka 4:2001, 34-47.

Békés megye. In: A vidék forradalma, 1956 (Revolution in the provinces, 1956). Edited by Attila Szakolczai and László Á. Varga. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet/Budapest Főváros Levéltára, 2003.

A vidék forradalmasodása 1956 őszén (Revolutionization in the provinces in the autumn of 1956). In: Tények és üzenetek (Facts and messages). Edited by Ádám Erdész. Gyula, 2007.

Magyarország és a nyugat. Olaszország (Hungary and the West: Italy). In: Evolúció és revolúció. Magyarország és a nemzetközi politika 1956-ban (Evolution and revolution. Hungary and international politics in 1956). Edited by Csaba Békés. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet/Gondolat, 2007.

Bulvármozaik (Boulevard mosaic). Review of Adrian Bingham: Gender, Modernity, and the Popular Press in Inter-War Britain. Múltunk 2:2008.

A román posztsztáliniszta szocializmus a legújabb történetírásban (Romanian post-Stalinist socialism in the latest historiography). In: Évkönyv XV (Yearbook 15). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2008.

Az elszántság gyümölcsei. Ronald Reagan: Reagan Diaries (Fruits of commitment. Review). Múltunk 4:2008.

„It was a constant game”: Consequences of dismissals among political dissidents. In. XVI International Oral History Conference. Conference Papers. CD. Edited by Pavel Mucke. Prague, 2010.
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Editing:
The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Soviet Bloc Countries: Reactions and Repercussions. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet/ÁBTL, 2007.

Az 1956-os forradalom visszhangja a szovjet tömb országaiban (The reaction to the 1956 Revolution in the Soviet-bloc countries). Évkönyv XIV (Yearbook 14). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2007.

A per. Nagy Imre és társai 1958, 1989 (The trial. Imre Nagy and associates, 1958, 1989). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet/Nagy Imre Alapítvány, 2008.


Translations:
Csaba Békés, ed.: Az 1956-os forradalom a világpolitikában. Tanulmányok és válogatott dokumentumok. 2. rész: Dokumentumok (The 1956 Revolution in world politics. Studies and selected documents. Part 2: Documents). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet.

Federigo Argentieri: A revizionizmus fáziskülönbségei (The phase differences of revisionism). In: Világosság 10:1996.

Budapestről jelentjük... Az 1956-os forradalom az egykorú nemzetközi sajtóban (Reporting from Budapest... The 1956 Revolution in the international press of the time). Edited by János Tischler. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2006.

Az 1956-os forradalom visszhangja a szovjet tömb országaiban (The reaction to the 1956 Revolution in the Soviet-bloc countries). Évkönyv XIV (Yearbook 14). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2007.

A Nagy Imre-per nemzetközi visszhangja (The international reaction to the Imre Nagy trial). In A per. Nagy Imre és társai 1958, 1989 (The trial. Imre Nagy and associates, 1958, 1989). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet/Nagy Imre Alapítvány, 2008.
Pocket Guide. Olasz városkalauz (Italian city guide). Budapest: iPoint, 2008.


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