People

Principal Investigator

Gabriella Erdélyi

“Exploring the history of stepfamilies in the past is exciting, since they differ as much as they are similar to the lives and relationships of women, men and children in our own days.”

Internal Staff

Adrienn Szilágyi

"Family (...) oil in the lamp of life" My main task is to coordinate family history database building in this project.

András Koltai

I examine the family relationship of the Hungarian aristocracy in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Árpád Tóth

I analyse the family relations within the Lutheran burgher communities of Pressburg and Eperjes (now: Presov in Slovakia).

Borbála Benda

My researches comprise the history of early modern aristocratic stepfamilies by reading and analyzing primarily extensive family correspondences.

Ferenc Tóth

Considering the family success stories of the Hungarians immigrated into France after the Peace of Szatmár (1711) we must rethink the theories on the social dynamism of the ancien regime.

István Németh

I study early modern burgher families and stepfamilies in Kassa (Košice) and Sopron.

Mónika Mátay

I teach and do research in the fields of social history, cultural anthropology, microhistory, and gender history in the 19th and 20th centururies.

Péter András Szabó

The social self of early modern men and women can be best approached by reading their diaries and personal narratives.

Péter Őri

“Historical demographics: sex, death and travel in history - is there anything more interesting?”

Szilvia Adamecz

"Be cautious, because what a woman is looking for, she will find it! Gábor Vaszary

Zoltán Fónagy

My researches comprise the social and cultural history of 19th century Hungary, with a special focus on family history. In the project, I am responsible for editing the Stepfamilies blog.

External Staff

Ágnes Drosztmér

Within the frames of the project, I deal with various aspects of family history in early modern literature and literary history, with an accent on representational patterns of family structures and its changes.

Andrea Fehér

I want to grab the individual narratives of the past, who are in the periphery of historical interest. I would like to populate the 18-century Transylvanian with their stories, which are insignificant in themselves, but expressively in their context.

Angelika Orgona

Trough the history of a Transylvanian elite family in early modern age, I examine the net of people living in cousinhood and emotional bond, their strategies, relationship, and the transfer of memory between generations.

Attila Tózsa Rigó

I have been dealing with families for about a decade and a half in the context of early modern social history. Actually, I do a similar job as researchers who examine contemporary society, but my interviewees' cannot be asked again.

Dániel Ballabás

My goal is to vivificate the family, social and other relationships within the duality-era Hungarian nobility like a Facebook.

Dóra Mérai

As an archaeologist and art historian, I deal with tombstones, which tell about the identity of the deceased and patrons, their social role, relationships, values, and much more as textual, visual and material sources at the same time.

Eleonóra Géra

“The two pillars of urban society are family and honesty.”

Enikő Buzási

My research field is the portrait painting of Hungary and Central Europe in the 16th and 18th centuries. I am building a database of the child portraiture in this research team.

Gábor Petneházi

In the research team, I examine the marriages and family life of Farkas Kovacsóczy (1540-1594), Transylvanian chancellor, and I edit Latin language egodocuments (diaries and correspondences) from the 16th and 17th centuries

Katalin Simon

I research the everyday life of the 18th and 19th centuries, through its former places and people.

Noémi Czeglédi

I examine family conflicts and relationships between family members by reading primarily the written documents of feudal jurisdiction.

Orsolya Bubryák

As an art historian, I want to understand how emotional ties between family members are reflected by their legacies of material objects, and whether family relationships highlight the provenance of objects.

Sándor Nagy

"Old" and "new" families - spouses, marital conflict, divorce and remarriage.

Szabolcs Varga

The interconnected family relationships of the aristocracy ensured the unity and functioning of the early modern Kingdom of Hungary.

Szilvia Maróthy

In this research team, I am working on the planning of the data model and the integration of research data into a common database.

Tamás Mészáros

I am an research-instructor at BME Department of Measurement and Information Systems. My research field is distributed intelligent systems and internet technologies, their applications in the information service.

Zsófia Kucserka

We think less of the 19th century marriage such as women's emancipation or form of national enterprise. In my research, I would like to examine some examples, in which marriage can be interpreted as a common (mostly national) undertaking.

Zsuzsanna Kolumban

My resrarches focus on the mentality changes, community expectations, family roles, conflicts and divorce, concubinage and civil marriage in Udvarhelyszék and the county in the 19th century, based on the reading of Protestant divorce records.

PHD

Dalma Bódai

“Vive Ut Vivas!” My research field is the early modern political communication, culture and court culture, the subject of my doctoral dissertation: household of György Thurzó palatine in Biccse.

Emese Gyimesi

My researches focus on use of and the representation of urban space of the citizens in 19th-century Pest-Buda. In particular, I deal with the families of Júlia Szendrey and her children from two consecutive marriages by reading their egodocuments.

Eszter Baros-Gyimóthy

"History is not a mass of dates, place-names, wars. It is about people who fill the spaces between them." Jodi Lynn Picoult

Henrietta Trádler

I study the social history of servitude and focuses on the servant-owner relationship. Their life paths are different, but there is something in common, a service as a common past and an ambivalent relationship with the master.

Petra Horváth-Bálint

Based on criminal reports, I research the everyday and family life of the peasantry, their mentality and small minds in 18-19th century.

Réka Gyimesi

My research field is historical demography, including the analysis of census data, register and other primary sources from Bonyhád in the second half of the 19th century.

Zsuzsánna Balogh

My researches aim to map the family and kinship networks of the Transylvanian elite, with particular interest in women, in the Apafi period (second half of the 17th century).