Dr Kristof Fatsar holds an MSc in Landscape Architecture (Corvinus University Budapest, 1994) and an Advanced Studies Master's in Heritage Conservation (Catholic University of Leuven, 1996). Having earned a PhD in Landscape History (2001) and subsequently finishing a rather long tenure at Corvinus University of Budapest, he left as Professor of Landscape History and Conservation in 2011. After relocating to the UK and enjoying research fellowships at various institutions there and in the US, he is now Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Architecture. His core research interest concerns the historic development of designed landscapes in the 18th and 19th centuries, with an emphasis on transnational knowledge exchange that influenced landscape design in the European peripheries. A particular focus of his recent research is the interrelation of personal connections, plant distribution and memberships in learned societies both across Europe and on a global scale.

Academic and professional qualifications

PhD Landscape History

MA Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings

MSc Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate teaching

MLA Landscape Architecture

External examiner roles

UG Landscape Architecture programmes, University of Sheffield

BSc Landscape Architecture, University of Chester (UC Reaseheath)


Book Chapters

Fatsar, K., 2023. 'Cure, Leisure, and Exercise: The Emerging Spa Landscapes in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Hungary'. In Salutogenic Urbanism Architecture and Public Health in Early Modern European Cities, Palgrave Macmillan.

Csepely-Knorr, L., Fatsar, K., 2018. 'The city of the future, or a retropolis? The utopian experiment of socialist modernist architecture in Salgótarján'. In Adventures in the Land of Modernism, The Modernist Society.

Fatsar, K., 2017. ''Enjoying country life to the full - only the english know how to do that!': Appreciation of the british country house by hungarian aristocratic travellers'. In Travel and the British country house: Cultures, critiques and consumption in the long eighteenth century, pp. 145-167.

Journal Articles

Fatsar, K., 2016. 'European travellers and the transformation of garden art in Hungary at the turn of the nineteenth century', Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, 36 (3), pp. 166-184.

Fatsar, K., Larsen, JK., 2016. 'New grounds for landscape history', Journal of Landscape Architecture, 11 (3), pp. 4-5.

Fatsar, K., Gill, K., Kampevold Larsen, J., Notteboom, B., Maria Rinaldi, B., Rekittke, J., van Dooren, N., van Hellemondt, I., 2016. 'On JoLA's 10th anniversary: An urgency for landscape architecture', Journal of Landscape Architecture, 11 (2), pp. 4-7.