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 has been in the last three years 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 Central European civic self-governments (with Judit Majorossy) and leading elites, urban topographies (with Katalin Szende, Ferenc Dávid et al.) and secular & religious processions.

His current postdoctoral research (habilitation project) focuses on the comparative cultural and social aspects of solemn processions & festive entries in Central Europe, esp. in the late medieval and early modern capital and residential city of Vienna.

Recent Publications

  • Forthcoming: Prostor síly a moci. Městské obce, náboženská uskupení a urbánní teritoria ve středověké a raněnovověké středovýchodní Evropě / Spaces of Power and Authority: Civic Communities, Religious Bodies & Urban Territories in Medieval and Early Modern East-Central Europe, Časopis Matice moravské, 134, 2015.

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

  • The Medieval Cult & Processional Veneration of the Eucharist in Central Europe: The Royal Cities of Cracow and Buda in a Comparative Perspective, 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, Történelmi Szemle / Historical Review, 2015/2, 1-36.

  • Metamorphoses of Corpus Christi: Eucharistic Processions & Clashes in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Vienna, Theatrum Historiae, 15, 2014, 1-42.

  • 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.



Last Update: 01.08.17