An inter­view with

András Róna-Tas

Pos­i­tion & Affil­i­ation: Pro­fess­or emer­it­us of the Uni­ver­sity Szeged, Former Chair of the Depart­ment of Alta­ic Studies
Date: June 20–21, 2023 in …, Hungary
Ques­tions by: Anna Sehnalova
Filmed by: Bene­dek Beöthy-Molnár

Cite this archive

Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. (2021, Decem­ber 2). An inter­view with András Róna-Tas. Retrieved 17 July 2024, from https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/andras-rona-tas/.
“An inter­view with András Róna-Tas.” Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies, 2 Dec. 2021, https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/andras-rona-tas/.
Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. 2021. An inter­view with András Róna-Tas. [online], Avail­able at: https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/andras-rona-tas/ [Accessed 17 July 2024]
Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies. “An inter­view with András Róna-Tas.” 2021, Decem­ber 2. https://oralhistory.iats.info/interviews/andras-rona-tas/.

Dis­claim­er: The views and opin­ions expressed in this inter­view are those of the inter­viewee and do not neces­sar­ily rep­res­ent the offi­cial pos­i­tion of the Oral His­tory of Tibetan Stud­ies project.

Timestamps:

Additional info

See Pau­l­ik, Ágnes, and Béla Kem­pf. “Pub­lic­a­tions of András Róna-Tas”, Acta Ori­entalia Aca­demi­ae Sci­en­tiar­um Hun­gar­icae 75, 2 (2022): 191–216, doi: https://doi.org/10.1556/062.2022.00005

Cur­riculum vitae of Pro­fess­or András Róna-Tas (taken from his per­son­al web­site)

 

2009

  • Re-elec­ted Pres­id­ent of the Soci­etas Uralo-Altaica

2008

  • State Order of the Repub­lic of Tur­key (Türki­ye Cumurhi­yeti Liyakat Nişani)

2006

  • Pres­id­ent of the Board for Applic­a­tions of the Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Committee
  • Doc­tor hon­oris causa  of the Uni­ver­sity of Uppsala

2005

  • Vis­it­ing fel­low of the Swedish Col­legi­um for Advanced Stud­ies in the Social Sciences

2004

  • Vice Pres­id­ent of the Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Committee
  • Mem­ber of the Advis­ory Board of Acta Ori­entalia Hungarica
  • Hon­or­ary Mem­ber of the Suomal­ais-Ugri­lain­en Seura

2003

  • Award Pro Doctorandis
  • Officer’s Cross of the Order of the Hun­gari­an Repub­lic (Civil Branch)

2002

  • 3 Janu­ary, retire­ment from full pro­fess­or­ship, Uni­ver­sity of Szeged
  • Elec­ted as for­eign mem­ber of the Roy­al Soci­ety of Human Stud­ies (Uppsala)
  • Pro­fess­or Emer­it­us of the Uni­ver­sity of Szeged
  • Ordin­ary mem­ber of the Academy of Saint Steven (Hun­gary)

2001

  • Hon­or­ary Pres­id­ent of the Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Committee
  • Mem­ber of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the European Net­work of Qual­ity Assur­ance Agen­cies in High­er Edu­ca­tion (ENQA)
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity Prize for Alta­ic Studies
  • Kuno Klebels­berg Prize of the Szeged University

2000

  • Reelec­ted vice-pres­id­ent of the Soci­etas Uralo-Altaica

1999

  • Hun­gari­ans and Europe in the Early Middle Ages, Bud­apest, CEU Press
  • Mem­ber of the Steer­ing Com­mit­tee of the Inter­na­tion­al Net­work of Qual­ity Assur­ance Agen­cies in High­er Edu­ca­tion (INQAAHE) (until 2001).

1997

  • Reelec­ted pres­id­ent of the Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Com­mit­tee (until 2001 January)
  • Reelec­ted vice-pres­id­ent of the Soci­etas Uralo-Altaica

1996

  • Hum­boldt Forschungspreis
  • Edit­or-in-Chief of the Acta Ori­entalia Hungarica

1995

  • Mem­ber of the Hun­gari­an Academy of Sciences
  • Die Ins­ch­riften des Schatzes von Nagy-Szent­miklós, Wien, Öster­reichis­che Akademie der Wis­senschaften, (with R. Göbl)

1994

  • Pres­id­ent of the Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Committee
  • Vice-pres­id­ent of the Soci­etas Uralo-Altaica

1992

  • Chair of the Tem­por­ary Hun­gari­an Accred­it­a­tion Committee
  • Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize

1991

  • An Intro­duc­tion into Turko­logy, Szeged
  • Mem­ber of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the European Rect­ors’ Con­fer­ence (CRE) (until 1992 July)

1990

  • Cor­res­pond­ing mem­ber of the Hun­gari­an Academy of Sciences
  • Rect­or of the Attila Józ­sef Uni­ver­sity, Szeged (until July 1992)

1988

  • Eth­no­gen­ese und Staats­gründung. Die türkische Kom­pon­ente des Ungarntums, Düs­sel­dorf, Rhein­isch-West­­fäl­is­che Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Mon­gol­isches Lesebuch, Wien

1986

  • Lan­guage and his­tory. Con­tri­bu­tions to com­par­at­ive Altaist­ics, Szeged.

1985/86

  • Vis­it­ing pro­fess­or, Uni­ver­sity of Bonn, Zen­t­ralasi­at­isches Seminar

1985

  • Wien­er Vor­le­sun­gen zur Sprach- und Kul­turgeschichte Tibets, Wien
  • Csoma de Kőrös Prize

1984

  • Chair of the newly organ­ized Depart­ment of Alta­ic Stud­ies, Attila Józ­sef Uni­ver­sity, Szeged

1982/83

  • Vis­it­ing pro­fess­or, Uni­ver­sity of Vienna, Insti­tute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

1982

  • Pres­id­ent of the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­ation for Tibetan Stud­ies (until 1989)
  • Stud­ies in Chuvash ety­mo­logy, Szeged

1974

  • Full pro­fess­or, Attila Józ­sef Uni­ver­sity, Szeged

1973

  • Epi­graph­ica Bul­gar­ica, Szeged (with S. Fodor)
  • Exped­i­tion to the Volga region

1971/72

  • Vis­it­ing pro­fess­or, Uni­ver­sity of Bonn, Zen­t­ralasi­at­isches Seminar

1971

  • Doc­tor of Sciences

1968

  • Research fel­low, Attila Józ­sef Uni­ver­sity, Szeged

1967

  • Thar-pa chen-po, Bud­apest

1966

  • Tibeto-Mon­gol­ica, Leiden

1965

  • Exped­i­tion to Chuvashia and the Volga region

1964

  • Can­did­ate of Sci­ences (~PhD)

1961

  • The Dariganga Dia­lect, Bud­apest

1958

  • Doc­tor of Uni­ver­sity, Uni­ver­sity of Budapest

1957/58

  • Exped­i­tions to Mongolia

1956

  • Research fel­low of the Hun­gari­an Academy of Sciences

1959

  • MA in Tibet­o­logy, Alta­ic Stud­ies and Cul­tur­al Anthropology

 

  • Pub­lished more than 300 items
  • 1931 Born in Budapest
  • speaks Eng­lish, Ger­man and Russian
  • Mem­ber of sev­er­al learned soci­et­ies. Con­siders him­self a his­tor­i­an who works mainly with lin­guist­ic data