Department of Assyriology and Jewish Studies, Eotvos Lorand University
Contact detailsMuzeum krt. 4/F
Tel: +36 (1) 4116749
Head of Department/Director
Dr Gabor Zolyomi
Awards degrees in Jewish Studies as a sole or major component
Offers courses in Jewish Studies
Provides supervision in Jewish studies for students working towards a research degree
There is a Jewish Studies library
Main research activities
The Department was founded in 1987, as a joint department of Cuneiform (Assyriology) and Hebrew. We established Jewish Studies on an academic (university) level in Hungary, as a university major, which had not existed ever before. We offer BA, MA and PhD degrees in Jewish Studies, with options to specialise either in Biblical Studies or Jewish Studies, both based on relevant language skills and text study.
Our professors and lecturers combine university teaching with research in Jewish culture, history (with a special respect to the history of Jews in Hungary) and tradition (including Bible and rabbinics). We have published several books and monographs in the field of Jewish Studies, mainly concentrating on the history of Jews in Hungary.