Welcome! My name is Péter Szabó and I am an environmental historian and/or historical ecologist, depending on where you look at me from. I work at the Department of Vegetation Ecology of the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and at the Department of Environmental Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University, Brno. I have MA degrees in History, English and Medieval Studies, and a PhD in Medieval Studies from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Before joining the Institute of Botany, I worked for the Dept. of Medieval Studies of the Central European University and for what was then the Dept. of Medieval and Postmedieval Archaeology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

I try to understand the elusive history of Central European woodlands and landscapes from the beginning of the Holocene until the present focusing really on the past 800 years. I am also interested in the role of interdisciplinarity in bridging the divide between the humanities and the natural sciences. In 2012-2016 I led the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant LONGWOOD. Between 2017 and 2019 I was the President of the European Society for Environmental History. I also serve on the Editorial Board of the journals Environment and History and Global Environment.

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