Lajos Rácz

Lajos Rácz (1963) is environmental historian, professor of the Szeged University, his research area are the climate and environmental history. He graduated as teacher of geography and history at the Szeged University in 1998, and obtained CSc (PhD) title in 1995, and the title of doctorat of Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. He pursued studies at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris, where his researches was directed by Bernard Lepetit and Jean-Yves Grenier. In the 1990 years Lajos Rácz received more times scholarship to the Historical Institute of Bern University where worked under direction of Christian Pfister. Rácz performed climate history researches at the Masaryk University (Brno) together with Rudolf Brázdil and Petr Dobrovolny. In 2003 and 2004 he received scholarship to the Netherland Institute for Advenced Studies with support of Petra van Dam. In 2010 and 2011 Rácz was researching in Munich at the Rachel Carson Center, with Christof Mauch support. Rácz was the founding member of the European Society for Environmental History (2001) and the International Society for Historical Climatology (2012). He is the president of the Csongrád county’s organisation of the Hungarian Historical Society since 2009.