Notes on the Authors

Anita Berecz

Anita Berecz is a Research Fellow at the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Eger. Her research interests include urban and social history with a particular focus on local councils and elections in the nineteenth century. She is currently working on her first book on the history of local representatives of Eger.

Ana Cergol Paradiž

Ana Cergol Paradiž studied History and Sociology of Culture at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. In 2014 she completed her PhD with the thesis “Public discourses and private reproductive strategies of Slovenians in the first Yugoslavia.” In 2016 she was elected Assistant Professor for History at the Department of History, where she teaches General History of the Nineteenth Century. She has published various articles about the history of reproductive rights and a monograph entitled Eugenics in the Slovene Lands. She is a member of the ERC research Project EIRENE: Post-war transitions in gendered perspective: the case of the North-Eastern Adriatic Region. Her fields of interest are social history, gender history and the history of medicine.

Szilárd Ferenczi

Szilárd Ferenczi has a PhD in history and is an Associate Lecturer at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. He is the author of several articles on the urban politics of Cluj prior to World War One, and also has a research interest in the history of Transylvanian film. He is currently leading a digitization project of nineteenth and twentieth century Hungarian press in Transylvania.

Klára Hulíková Tesárková

Klára Hulíková Tesárková is a member of the Department of Demography and Geodemography at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where she also received her Ph.D. In her research, she focuses mainly on demographic analysis and methodology, among others, its application in historical demography. She has participated in the research of social mobility of elites and demographic reproduction in selected Czech localities from the eighteenth century. She is a co-author of detailed data reconstruction for the mortality analysis before the onset of demographic transition in Czech lands and of the cohort life tables for generations 1870–1920.

Sabine Jesner

Sabine Jesner is a senior Postdoc and Hertha-Firnberg Fellow at the Department of Southeast European History, University of Graz. Her research interests encompass Habsburg administrations in Southeast Europe during the long eighteenth century. She is the author of several articles on the functioning of military and civil societies, including their organizational structure, from a medical-historical and historical-anthropological approach. Recently she edited together with Harald Heppner Die Personalfrage in neuen Provinzen. Das Banat im regionalen Vergleich (2020), and together with Siegfried Gruber, Dominik Gutmeyr, Elife Krasniqi, Robert Pichler, Christian Promitzer From the Highlands to Hollywood. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Southeastern Europe. Festschrift for Karl Kaser and SEEHA (2020).

Martin Klečacký

Martin Klečacký is Research Fellow at the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He focuses on the history of Bohemian Lands in the Habsburg Monarchy, the history of public administration and the social history of civil servants. Currently, he is working as a research associate of the Czech Science Foundation project Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861–1926).

Jonathan Kwan

Jonathan Kwan is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Nottingham. His research interests include Austro-German liberalism, Transylvanian Saxons, Viennese Jews, regional history and Napoleon II. He is the author of Liberalism and the Habsburg Monarchy (2013) and a number of articles. Currently he is editing a book on the 1867 Austro-Hungarian Compromise.

Judit Pál

Judit Pál is Professor at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and research associate at Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences (within the framework of the project Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861−1926) and transition of imperial experience and structures in nation states). Her research is focused on political and social history in the long nineteenth century in Hungary and Transylvania, recently mainly on the history of elites in nineteenth and twentieth-century Transylvania. Among her recent published works: Lukáš Fasora, Ewald Hiebl, Judit Pál, Petr Popelka (eds.): Elitenforschung in der Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Erfahrungen und methodisch-theoretische Inspirationen (2019); Judit Pál et alii (eds), Parliamentary Elections in Eastern Hungary and Transylvania 1865–1918 (2018).

Oliver Panichi

Oliver Panichi received his PhD from University of Teramo (Italy) in 2019 and is an independent scholar residing in Italy. He has worked on the development of nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia during the nineteenth century and in particular in the city of Dubrovnik, conducting research in Croatian, Italian and Vatican archives. He has also studied the documentation of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (de Propaganda Fide), with a particular focus on Ottoman Albania in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Further research interests and publications have dealt (separately) with the topic of Marian apparitions seen from a historical perspective, and the history of the Adriatic port of Ancona.

Dobrinka Parusheva

Dobrinka Parusheva is Associate Professor in Theory and History of Culture at the University of Plovdiv Paisii Hilendarski and Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the Institute of Balkan Studies and Center of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia. She is the author of a book on the social history of governmental elite in Romania and Bulgaria during the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century and of numerous articles on the history of elites, political culture, and political caricature in the Balkans.

Vlad Popovici

Vlad Popovici is Lecturer at Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca and research associate at Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences (within the framework of the project Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861−1926) and transition of imperial experience and structures in nation states). His areas of scientific interest are the history of political elites, press history and History and Computing, with special focus on Transylvania and Hungary. Over the last years he was mainly involved in building prosopographies and databases meant for Social Science History approaches focusing on Transylvania, from late eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.

Irena Selišnik

Irena Selišnik is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Ljubljana. Her areas of research are the social and political history of Central Europe, as well as gender history. She is the author of one book and numerous articles on Carniola, social movements, identity politics and gender history.

Oana Sorescu-Iudean

Oana Sorescu-Iudean is Assistant Researcher at the Centre for Population Studies, at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. She defended her PhD on probate and testamentary behavior in eighteenth-century Hermannstadt at the University of Regensburg in 2021. Her research interests lie at the intersection of family and social science history of East-Central Europe, with a particular focus on the study of long-term historical inequalities and their manifestations. She has co-authored a study entitled “Beyond the Visible Pattern: Historical Particularities, Development, and Age at First Marriage in Transylvania, 1850–1914” (History of the Family, 2018) and a paper on civil society and the Romanian women’s movement in the same area.

Svetlana Suveica

Svetlana Suveica is a Private Lecturer (Privatdozent) at the University of Regensburg, where she has obtained her habilitation degree, and a Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg, Germany. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Romanian Studies, the bi-annual journal of the Society for Romanian Studies. She has authored two monographs, numerous articles and book chapters on the post-imperial transition and nation-state building in Eastern Europe after World War I, World War II and the Holocaust, and current political and social transformations in Bessarabia, Moldova, and Transnistria.

Alice Velková

Alice Velková is Associate Professor at Department of Demography and Geodemography of Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. Her research interests concern social mobility between the seventeenth and the early twentieth century, the transformation of elites, the making of the modern family, and historical demography. She has authored two monographs and is currently the principal investigator of the Czech Science Foundation project entitled Social mobility of elites in the Central European regions (1861−1926) and transition of imperial experience and structures in nation states.

Aleksandra Vuletić

Aleksandra Vuletić is Senior Research Associate at the Institute of History, Belgrade. Her research interests include social history of Serbia in the nineteenth century, historical demography and the history of private life. She is the author and co-author of four monographs and numerous articles on family, marriage, population characteristics and everyday life in nineteenth-century Serbia.

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