I am a historian specialising in contemporary history. I completed my secondary school in Bratislava, and graduated from the Comenius University Bratislava in 1993.
For six years, I used to be a teacher at a private school in Galanta city. I spent the academic year 1999 to 2000 as a teacher of history at Ashville College Harrogate (North Yorkshire) an independent day and boarding school run by the Methodist Church. When I returned home, I spent six years as a teacher in my previous secondary school in Bratislava. I gained my PhD. title in 2004 at my alma mater in Bratislava, and became an Associate Professor of History (Docent) at the History Department of the Pécsi Tudományegyetem, Hungary, in April 2015. On November 9, 2015 I was appointed a Vice-Dean for Science at the Faculty of Education of the University of J. Selye. Since April 2016, I am a member of the international Advisory Board at Professor Csaba Békés's Cold War History Research Center at the Corvinus University Budapest.
Since 2005, I have been researching & teaching at the Departmet of History at the University of J. Selye, Komarno, Slovakia. I have been focusing on two main fields of interest: the history of the Cold War (incl. international relations, media propaganda and urban developement in communist towns), and History Didactics (incl. methodology and research of history textbooks).
To date, I have published 14 books, including:
Sigmund Freud, as author (2005);
Famous Political Speeches of the 20th Century, as editor (2006);
Famous Hungarian Political Speeches, as editor (2007);
Introduction to History Didactics and Methodology of History Teaching, as author (2009);
Komárom/Komárno International Research Project, as author and editor (2008);
Radio Free Europe [in Hungarian], as author (2011);
Radio Free Europe [in Slovak], as author (2013);
Hidegháború es európai integráció [Cold War and European Integration] as author (2015);
Vajda Barnabás–Gaucsík István (eds.): Várostörténeti fejezetek a csehszlovák szocializmus korából. Az urbanizáció formái Dél-Szlovákiában. Kapitoly z dejín miest za československého socializmu. Formy urbanizácie na juhu Slovenska. Chapters of urban studies from the communist Czechoslovakia. Forms of urbanization in Southern Slovakia [a tri-lingual book] as author and editor (2015).
Vajda, Barnabas et al.: Forms of Political and Media Propaganda in Central Europe, Czecho-Slovakia and Hungary (1938-1968). as editor, author and co-author. This volume inludes co-authors suh as: David Schriffl (Austria), Milan Olejník (Slovakia), Simon Attila (Slovakia), Tatsuya Nakazawa (Japan), Popély Árpád (Slovakia), Peter Jašek (Slovakia), Karl P. Benziger (USA), Marína Zavacká (Slovakia), Révész Béla (Hungary).
Vajda, Barnabás: A csehszlovákiai ideológiai harc természetéről (1948–1989) O charaktere ideologického ťaženia v Československu (1948–1989)(2017)
Vajda, Barnabás as Assistant Editor: Bibliography of New Cold War History (international online publication by the Cold War History Research Center Budapest (2017)
Vajda, Barnabás: Bevezetés a történelemdidaktikába és a történelemmetodikába (2nd Edition, 2018)
Privately: I am a native Hungarian, with fluent Slovak and English language skills. I am a Calvinist Protestant as far as my religion is concerned. With my wife and two children we live in Dunaszerdahely / Dunajská Streda, Slovakia.