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List of publications


  • The Politics of Early Language Teaching: Hungarian in the primary schools of the late Dual Monarchy. Budapest: Past, Inc., Central European University, 2014. 283 pp.

  • Empty Signs, Historical Imaginaries: The Entangled nationalization of names and naming in a late Habsburg border region. New York: Berghahn Books, forthcoming in March 2020

Working papers

  • Non-Dominant Languages in the Counties of Dualist Transylvania and the Banat. EUI Working Papers. San Domenico da Fiesole: European University Institute, 2019. 45 pp.

  • Non-Dominant Languages in Courts in Dualist Transylvania and the Banat. EUI Working Papers. San Domenico da Fiesole: European University Institute, 2019. 42 pp.

Papers, book chapters


  • The Language of Street Signs in Dualist Transylvania and the Banat’, accepted for publication in Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Ser. Philologica, vol. 11 (2019)

  • German and Romanian in Town Governments of Dualist Transylvania and the Banat.’ In Language Diversity in the Late Habsburg Empire, Carl Bethke, Markian Prokopovych and Tamara Scheer, eds, 13559. Leiden: Brill.

  • Haszonállatok hívónevének kölcsönzése román, magyar és német anyanyelvű állattartók között a 20. század második feléig’ [Borrowing of domestic animal names between Romanian-, Hungarian- and German-speaking livestock farmers until the second half of the 20th century]. Névtani Értesítő, vol. 40: 12937


  • Abstracts for 64 sources pertaining to the Hungarian Kingdom for the document cluster ‘Habsburg Empire, 1820-1918’ (responsible editor: Susan Zimmermann) of the database Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires (WASMME), eds Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin. Alexander Street Press;

  • With Susan Zimmermann, Brigitta Bader-Zaar, Jitka Gelnarová, Alexandra Ghit, and Michaela Königshofer. ‘Women and Social Movements in the Habsburg Empire.’ Ibid.


  • Gyarmati nyelvpolitikák az első globalizáció idején’ [Colonial language policies under the first globalization]. Regio, vol. 25: 253–281

  • Recepciótörténeti széljegyzet Tara Zahra tanulmányához’ [Reception-historical marginalia on Tara Zahra’s study]. Regiovol. 25: 43–50


  • Floreas into Virágs: State Regulation of First Names in Dualist Hungary.’ Austrian History Yearbook, vol. 47: 107–127


  • A családnév románsága a dualizmus kori erdélyi, illetve magyarországi román nemzeti elit önképében’ [The
    Romanianness of family names in the self-perception of the Romanian elite of Dualist Transylvania and Hungary]. 
    In Tamás Farkas and István Kozma, eds, A családnév-változtatások történetei időben, térben, társadalomban [The Histories of Family Name Changes in Time, Space and Society], 263–272. Budapest: Gondolat and Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság.


  • National Indifference and the History of Nationalism in Modern Europe. Edited by Maarten Van Ginderachter and Jon Fox. London: Routledge, 2019’, accepted for publication in Hungarian Historical Review 8 (2019)

  • A Contested Borderland: Competing Russian and Romanian Visions of Bessarabia in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century by Andrei Cusco. BudapestNew York: CEU Press, 2017’, accepted for publication in Hungarian Historical Review 8 (2019)

  • Varga, Bálint. The Monumental Nation: Magyar Nationalism and Symbolic Politics in Fin-de-siècle Hungary. New York: Berghahn Books, 2016.’ East Central Europe 45 (2018): 380–3

  • Nemes, Robert. Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2016.’ East Central Europe 45 (2018): 129–32

  • Justyna B. Walkowiak, Personal name policy. From theory to practice.’ Névtani Értesítő 39 (2017): 209–11 [in Hungarian]

  • Zayarnyuk, Andriy. Framing the Ukrainian Peasantry in Habsburg Galicia, 1846–1914. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2013.’ East Central Europe 43 (2016): 233–5

  • Exploring Transylvania: Geographies of Knowledge and Entangled Histories in a Multiethnic Province, 1790–1918. By Borbála Zsuzsanna Török. Leiden–Boston: Brill, 2016.’ Hungarian Historical Review 5 (2016): 419–22

  • The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel.’ European
    Review of History/Revue européenne d’histoire 
    22 (2015): 991–2