Bela Santa

Postgraduate Research Student


Bela was awarded with an MA in Ancient History from the University of Liverpool. 

Outside of her academic life, Bela works as an ESOL teacher, helping to provide support for people whose first language is not English.

Research Interests 

Thesis Title

"C19th Hungarian scholarship and the Roman Empire."

Bela's research examines how 19th century Hungarian scholars interpreted cultural change in the Roman Empire. The aim of the dissertation is to explore how western (German, British) scholarship influenced Hungarian study of the Roman Empire regarding research agendas and the concepts of ‘imperialism’ and ‘Romanization’ as well as to examine whether Hungary’s particular historical situation had any influence on the way the Roman Empire was interpreted; and how, if at all, Hungarian ideas about identity were conditioned by Hungarian interpretations of the Roman past.

Research Funding