Eszter Babarczy PhD habil.
associate professor, supervisor
Art and Design Theory BA
associate professor
Doctoral School

Eszter Barbaczy has been a lecturer at MOME since 2005. She used to teach media history subjects and recent history, and she also led project work courses with a focus on research and creation. Now a habilitated associate professor, she mainly teaches philosophy. Alongside her educational duties, she is the head of the MOME trade union.

Fields of education
contemporary cultural studies
Fields of research
history of ideas
art theory
philosophy of mind


Historian of ideas, writer, critic. She has degrees in art history, philosophy, history, and communications from Eötvös Loránd University (BA), New York University (MA), and the University of Pécs (PhD). She has been publishing essays, critiques, and studies since 1989. She edited the periodicals Nappali Ház (Daytime House), Beszélő (Speaker), Magyar Narancs (Hungarian Orange), JAK-füzetek (JAK Notebooks, a series on poet Attila József), and the Szemeszter (Semester) series of Osiris Publishing (Hungary). Her first book, entitled A ház, a kert, az utca (The House, the Garden, the Street) was published in 1996. She has been publishing literary works since 2005. Her first volume of short stories, A mérgezett nő (The Poisoned Woman), was awarded a Déry Prize and a Margó Special Prize in 2020. Her latest volume, Néhány szabály a boldogsághoz (A Few Rules for Happiness) was published by Jelenkor Publishers (Hungary) in 2023.

Professional works

Awards, recognition

Attila Gérecz Prize 1997

Margó Special Prize 2020

Tibor Déry Award 2020


Publication title
A ​ház, a kert, az utca (Hungarian)
A ​mérgezett nő (Hungarian)
Gábor Elek, Eszter Babarczy - Taming vagueness: the philosophy of network science
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