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.
It’s been 7 weeks since my last blog entry. My guilty conscience bugs me all the time – tells me that I should write something useful, inspiring and moving. Unfortunately I can’t do any of these. I can tell you that my pilot field study went smoothly. Research went well, results are encouraging. My next […]
Hey, ladies and gentlemen, it’s 2016! Already. Let me wish you all a Happy New Year! It’s been more than two years since I started my PhD journey. The same time span can also be mentioned about me blogging here. Writing blog entries was at times challenging, at other times fun, but it’s never been […]
In August, 2011 I arrived to the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, Washington DC. Sure, I had some discussions with an archivist beforehand, but it was still a long shot. I was looking for a bunch of statistics published by the Department of Commerce in the 1930s. He said: “We just a have few”. […]
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.