Mónika Horváth

Mónika Horváth

Mónika Horváth, PhD Candidate at the Doctoral School of Historical Sciences at the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University


I studied History at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. In 2017, I graduated with a master’s degree in History and Pedagogy from the same University. 

Now, I am a PhD candidate in History at the Doctoral School of Historical Sciences at the Eszterházy Károly Catholic University. Subject of my doctoral thesis is work with Economic History from the 16–17th century. I am focussing on the Account Book of a Hungarian Protestant noble called Ladislaus Fáy, whose properties were scattered across different parts of a fragmented country subject to varying rule (Ottoman and Habsburg). We could not speak about the Fáys’ economic activity without examining the family’s history. The interesting careers of the family members are also important elements in my work and are based on the family’s correspondence and other letters. As part of my research, I also try to emphasize the most important religious issues in the early modern period. Because of the Counter-Reformation, life was not easy for a Protestant family in the Hungarian Kingdom. In my thesis I examine the topic in many ways for example Economic, Church and Political History and Genealogy. 

In addition to this activity, I have been a member of a Hungarian research group for 3 years. This research group is publishing eighteenth-century dramas from Hungarian Catholic Schools. This is an important research field because before Maria Theresa’s Education Reform of 1777, these dramas represented the historical education in Hungary.  




E-mail: mhorvath@ualberta.ca
Telephone: 780-492-6390
University of Alberta
Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
Arts & Convocation Hall
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2E6