I am a 40-year-old automotive industry analyst and motoring historian. I have written a few books, dozens of articles and I am maintaining two websites at the moment. I have been a lecturer at a Hungarian university for three years now - my topic is international and Hungarian motoring history. Now my next challenge is in front of you - a PhD on motoring museums. Let the journey begin.
If everything goes according to plans, on 30 November I will start my first field trip. I will conduct research at the Technisches Museum in Vienna. I am already excited and I try to get prepared. In addition to reading various museology-related articles, I spend around 20 minutes each day looking at texts written in […]
This was my closing sentence during the last supervision. We were talking about field visits and how to plan those and how to execute those and what we can learn from those. I believe that during my forthcoming visits to museums I will able to find a lot of nice archive materials, which can be […]
So I passed my probation review and then got permission to spend the Summer without thinking about my phD. Easier said, than done – ideas were floating in my head, but as July and August were really hectic, I did not have time to sit down and work. At the beginning of September I had […]
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“You will only be expected to visit the Leicester campus for your Advanced Postgraduate (APG) status review; which must be completed after 24 months of registration,” says the Uni website. And I complied. To sum it up: I passed. And I did not pass out! The Probation Review was nothing like I ever expected. Two […]
I am just a few days away from my Probation Review. All of my paperwork is in order, everything has been submitted on time. I am still working on the literary review. Though I have now curated an exhibition, I still feel that my non-museology background proves to be a disadvantage. But I read, I […]
On 3 June my first ever museum exhibition was opened. It features the history of motor car trade in Hungary and it is on until 27 September at the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism. This Museum has just been elected the 2014 Hungarian Museum of the Year. The translation of the title is: from […]
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If anyone from the University of Leicester is in Budapest on 3 June and interested in the history of cars, I’d be happy if (s)he could join us at the Museum of Trade and Hospitality. My first ever exhibition will be opened there.
Every day we commute 40 minutes on the way to the nursery and 40 minutes on the way back. Driving is very monotonous, so my mind wanders into different directions. When I am alert, I switch on the sound recorder on my phone and make notes. So this morning, I was thinking about the latest […]
Between 20-22 March there was a car show in Budapest. The main theme was modified cars. However due to several factors one hall was devoted entirely to classic cars. And this is where yours truly came into the picture. In my last blog entry, I mentioned the sponsor to my forthcoming exhibition. Well, this organisation […]
This may sound repetitive, but in light of recent events, I would like to share again some key points on why I am doing my PhD. Plus I give a thumbs up to the library. So, I’m 42. I have a safe job, a beautiful wife, two naughty kids. We live in a nice house […]