On October 27, 2023 Napvilág publishing house and the Democracy in History workgroup of the CEU Democracy Institute launched a biography of the late Hungarian historian Péter Hanák by Péter Csunderlik: Egy különleges közép-európai történész (A special historian from Central Europe). Not only historians but many intellectuals who remember Péter Hanák as a public intellectual of the state socialist era and the 1990s showed interest in the event as well as the book which they could buy on the spot and have it signed by the author. The book was launched with a roundtable discussion between the author Péter Csunderlik, social historians Mónika Mátay and Gábor Gyáni, intellectual historian and CEU pro-rector László Kontler and Gergely Romsics historian of foreign policy. Mátay and Gyáni also told personal memories of Hanák as a professor, and Kontler recalled memories of Hanák as a colleague. Hanák is especially important for CEU as the founding head of the History Department.
A video recording of the book launch can be seen at the YouTube channel of the Institute of Political History: