Studied geophysics, philosophy, Hungarian philology and classics at ELTE, Budapest. Visiting graduate student at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 1986-7; Osteuropastipendiat in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1990-1, and British Council Research Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford (1993). Regular positions at the Janus Pannonius University at Pécs, Hungary 1983-1991, then at ELTE, 1991-2007. Associate professor at CEU from August 2007. The former head of the Medieval Studies Department (2007-10). Taught two terms at the University of Liverpool. Fulbright Teaching Scholar at Rutgers University, 2003. Guest lecturer at ELTE since 2007. Keeley Visiting Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford 2013/4. Isaiah Berlin visiting fellow Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 2018. Titulary professor, ELTE, 2020.