The title of Doctor Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (DSc) may be awarded to those researchers with academic degrees who have conducted widely acknowledged and outstanding scientific activity, and thus have made major contributions to their discipline.
The present Doctor Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae title, conferred since 1995, had as its direct predecessor the “doctor of sciences” degree created in the early 1950s.
Let us recall the names of some distinguished scholars who started their careers in the national library and later continued it in other institutions György Kókay worked here between 1951 and 1963, Elemér Hankiss between 1953 and 1962, István Fried between 1973 and 1984, all three of them doctors of sciences in literature. The renowned musicologist Zoltán Falvy worked for the library from 1952 to 1961, whereas now a regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, András Róna-Tas was the head of the Central Catalogue between 1961 and 1968.
Special mention is to be made of the colleagues who devoted almost their entire lives to the service of the national library.
Jenő Berlász (1911), a historian, librarian, archivist and a doctor of sciences in history (1984), was from 1957 to 1976 a chief staff member of the National Széchényi Library, which awarded him with the distinction Bibliothecarius Emeritus in 2000. His main works include:
Gedeon Borsa (1923) literary historian, bibliographer and a doctor of sciences in literature (1989). His main research interest is keeping international records of 16th century prints and early prints. He has been employed by the National Széchényi Library since 1951. He was the leader of the Old Hungarian Prints Bibliography Editorial Office from 1961. Despite his retirement in 1983, he has been an active worker of the Library ever since. In 1980 he was awarded the Ervin Szabó Medal of Honour, in 1983 the Golden Degree of Labour, in 1993 the Order of Merit - Member Cross, in 2003 the Ferenc Széchényi Award, and in 2004 the Hungarian Heritage Award.
His main works include:
Zoltán Fallenbüchl (19242006) archontologist, cultural and cartography historian. He was awarded the Doctor Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae title in 1996. He had his first job in the Map Collection of the National Széchényi Library as early as 1947. He then worked for the Manuscript Collection from 1969, and retired as chief research consultant in 1984. His main works include:
József Vekerdi (1927) linguist and a doctor of sciences in linguistics (1979). Research areas: Gypsy ethnographic and linguistic collections, Sanskrit literary translations. He worked for the National Széchényi Library from 1963 to 1995, being the head of the International Exchange Department from 1973 to 1995. In 2001, the Library awarded him with the title Bibliothecarius Emeritus. His main works include:
Judit P. Vásárhelyi (1950) doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2005). She has been working in the Old Hungarian Prints Bibliography Editorial Office since 1973, and has been its leader since 1988. She holds the Ferenc Széchényi Medal of Honour. Her main works include:
János Heltai (1950) doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004). He has been working for the National Széchényi Library since 1975. Between 1998 and 2005, he only had a part-time job here, as he was the head of the Department of Old Hungarian Literature at Miskolc University. Since earlier in 2005, he has resumed his full-time job with the national library. His main works include:
The Fragmenta Codicum research team, which is supported jointly by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the National Széchényi Library, and carries out the processing of Hungarian codices and fragments of codices as a major national research project, is housed in the Library. Two of its consultants are doctors of the Academy.
András Vizkelety (1931) is a member of the Academy of Sciences (2005). From 1957 to 1984, he was responsible for medieval manuscripts in the National Széchényi Library. Between 1984 and 2002, he led the Fragmenta Codicum research team. His main works include:
Edit Madas (1949) a literary historian and Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2002). Her research areas include medieval literacy, codices, fragments of codices, and medieval Latin and Hungarian literature. She worked as an assistant to the Fragmenta Codicum research team between 1976 and 1993, as its chief consultant from 1993 to 2002, and as its leader since 2002. Her main works include:
Johannes Amos Comenius: Orbis sensualium pictus trilinguis. The visible world in three languages.
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