Károly Goda


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Department of History • University of Vienna


Károly Goda (Mag. & Mag. ELTE: History and Archival Studies; M.A. CEU: Medieval Studies; Ph.D. ELTE: Social and Economic History) has been lecturing several semesters in comparative regional and urban history of medieval and early modern Western and Central Europe at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE, Budapest, Hungary) and the Westphalian Wilhelms-University (Münster, Germany) and he worked for three years as a postdoctoral visiting research fellow at the Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic). He wrote his PhD-dissertation at the Eötvös Loránd University on urban political elites of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Hungary in a comparative perspective. Besides urban and regional research his academic agenda includes cultural & social history and archival & heritage studies. In addition to source editing (with Károly Mollay) he has intensively published in English and German on Western & Central European civic self-governments (with Judit Majorossy), leading elites, urban topographies (with Katalin Szende, Ferenc Dávid et al.) and medieval and early modern secular & religious processions.

His current postdoctoral research at the university of Vienna focuses on the comparative cultural and social aspects of solemn processions & festive entries in Western & Central Europe.


Recent Publications

  • Staging the Mighty. Solemn Processions and Festive Entries in Central European Residential Capital Cities. Cambridge, 2020, CUP (in preparation).

  • Source of Love & Weapon of God: Staging the Eucharist & the Monarch in Late Medieval Buda & Cracow. In: Thematic Volume “Acts of Remembering in Central European Towns & Cities (1200─1550)”, Journal of Medieval History, 2019/2020 (in preparation).

  • Merely Praising the Mighty? Solemn Entries in Late Medieval Buda & Vienna. In: Thematic Volume “Unity in Diversity: Performing Otherness in Medieval Central European Festive Entries”, Urban History, 2019/2020 (in preparation).

  • Binding the Bonds: Metropolitan Modes of Eucharistic Confraternal and Processional Life in Late Medieval East-Central Europe. In: E. Hovden, F. Kümmeler, J. Majorossy (eds.): Practicing Communities. Urban-Rural Relations in Asia and Europe (1000–1600), Brill, 2018.

  • Processional Cultures of the Eucharist: Vienna and her Central European Counterparts (ca. 1300─1550), Olomouc, 2015, OUP.

  • The Medieval Cult & Processional Veneration of the Eucharist in Central Europe: The Royal Cities of Cracow and Buda in a Comparative Perspective. In: Mediaevalia Historica Bohemica, 18/1, 2015, 101–184.

  • Ecce panis angelorum: A középkori bécsi és budai úrnapok és körmenetek közép-európai kitekintésben [Ecce panis angelorum: Corpus Christi in Medieval Vienna and Buda in a Central European Perspective].* In: Történelmi Szemle / Historical Review, 2015/2, 1–36.

  • Metamorphoses of Corpus Christi: Eucharistic Processions & Clashes in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Vienna. In: Theatrum Historiae, 15, 2014, 9–50.

  • Divided Spaces of Authority: Civic Power and Urban Property in Pre-Modern Western Pannonia. In: Irena Benyovsky Latin – Zrinka Pešorda Vardić (eds.): Towns and Cities of the Croatian Middle Ages. Authority and Property. Zagreb, 2014, Croatian Institute of History, 237–260.

  • Kultúra milosrdenstva mestských elít v Šoprone 15.–16. storočia: jednota v rozmanitosti? [The Culture of Charity in the Political Elite of 15th and 16th Centuries in Sopron: Unity in Diversity?]* In: Forum Historiae, 2/2012, 6, Etnické stereotypy v historickom výskume.

  • Buda Festiva: Urban Society and Processional Culture in a Medieval Capital City. In: Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities, Historica, 2/2011, 58–79.



Last Update: 17.07.19