Andrea Pető, Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, Central European University
Andrea Pető, Professor at the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), received the 2018 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values.
Professor Pető was honoured with the Madame de Staël Prize on the basis of her outstanding scholarly contribution on Europe’s memory of the Second World War, the Holocaust and political extremism from a gender perspective. Professor Pető is the fifth scholar to be awarded the 20,000 EUR Prize, at the initiative of ALLEA.
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel handed over the Prize certificate during an award ceremony organised as part of the European academies’ annual meeting. Commissioner Gabriel praised Pető’s ingenuity in approaching Europe’s history and memory:
“Andrea Pető is a worthy recipient of this year’s Mme de Staël
prize for her groundbreaking intellectual contributions in her
work on women’s history in Eastern Europe. The Mme de Staël
prize is unique in highlighting the importance of the social
sciences and the vision of a common European identity. My
congratulations to Andrea Pető for this prize and to ALLEA for
choosing such an outstanding scholar”, Gabriel said.
About Andrea Pető
Andrea Pető (Budapest, 1964) is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary) and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Author of 5 monographs, editor of 31 volumes, as well as 261 articles and chapters in books published in seventeen languages. In 2005, she was awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by the President of the Hungarian Republic and the Bolyai Prize by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Her publications include Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk (2007); Women in Hungarian Politics 1945-1951 (2003); Napasszonyok és Holdkisasszonyok. A mai magyar konzervatív női politizálás alaktana (2003), Interdisciplinary Handbook Gender: War (2017), Women and Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challenges (2015), coauthored with Louise Hecht and Karolina Krasuska; Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe (2016), co-authored with Michaela Köttig and Renate Bitzan; Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence (2016), co-authored with Ayşe Gül Altınay, and Political Justice in Budapest after World War II, co-authored with Ildikó Barna (2015), among others.
The prize is kindly co-sponsored by Compagnia di San Paolo.
ALLEA Prize Award Ceremony
The 2018 ALLEA Prize Award Ceremony took place at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia on 16 May 2018, following the ALLEA scientific symposium “Science in Times of Challenged Trust and Expertise”. Former ALLEA President Günter Stock delivered the opening remarks and an introduction to the ALLEA Prize, followed by a short address on behalf of the Compagnia di San Paolo provided by Professor Alberto Quadrio-Curzio, President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. A laudatory speech was delivered by Luisa Passerini, Professor at the Department of History and Civilisation, European University Institute Florence, and recipient of the 2014 Madame de Staël Prize. The award certificate was handed over by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. Andrea Pető delivered a short lecture titled “Parallel stories in European history.”
Watch the full 2018 ALLEA Madame de Staël Prize Award Ceremony