Dr. Borbala Zsuzsanna Török

Lise Meitner Fellow (FWF)

Project supervisor: Prof. Peter Becker

Room:

O1.82

Phone:

+43 1 4277 27292

E-Mail:

borbala.zsuzsanna.toeroek@univie.ac.at

Tel: +43-1-4277-27292

 

Research Interests

  • the sciences of the state and statistics 
  • state building in the Habsburg Monarchy 
  • circulation of knowledge 
  • intellectual milieus 
  • nationalism and entangled histories in (East-) Central Europe over the ‘long’ nineteenth century 

Full  CV and publication list 

Research projects with third-party funding

  •  2017  "Describe and Govern. Statistics and State Building in the Composite Habsburg States, ca. 1770-1867," Lise Meitner Fellowship. FWF, Institute of Austrian Historical Research, University of Vienna (07.2017-06.2019)
  • 2010  "Academic Reforms and Knowledge Transfer. Statistics in Hungary, late 18th - early 19th century," Principal Investigator.  DFG, Zukunftskolleg and Department of History and Sociology, University of Konstanz, Germany (10.2010-04.2015)      
  •  2007  "Between Home and Host Cultures: Twentieth-Century East European Writers in Exile," Co-director with Prof. John Neubauer (University of Amsterdam). Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Collegium Budapest, IAS, Hungary, (01.-12.2007)

Education

  • 2004 PhD, History Department, Central European University, Budapest
  • 1998 MA with distinction, History Department, Central European University, Budapest, 
  • 1997 Liz. Phil, English and Hungarian Philology, University Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj, Romania

 

Publications

Monograph

Exploring Transylvania. Geographies of Knowledge and Entangled Histories of a Multiethnic Province, 1790 – 1914. National Cultivations of Culture, Brill Publishers, Leiden, 2015.

Edited Books

with Gunhild Berg and Marcus Twellmann eds. Berechnen/Beschreiben. Praktiken statistischen (Nicht-)Wissens 1750-1850. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2015.

with László Kontler, Antonella Romano and Silvia Sebastiani eds. Negotiating Knowledge in Early-Modern Empires: a Decentered View. Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, New York: Palgrave Publishers, 2014.

 With Dietmar Müller and Balázs Trencsényi: Reframing the European Pasts: National Discourses and Regional Comparisons. Special issue of the journal East Central Europe Vol. 36, 1-2 (2009). Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2009.

With John Neubauer eds. The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009.

With Viktor Karády eds. Cultural Dimensions of Elite Formation in Modern Transylvania (1770-1950). Cluj: Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Centre, 2008.

Articles and Chapters

“Managing the past in urban portraitures in fin-de-sécle Saxon Transylvania.” Special Issue of Journal for Urban History (May 2017): 651-660.

“The Intellectual Resources of Modern Governance.” In: György Kurucz ed. Protestantism and the World of Science, 1600-2000. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2017.

with Gunhild Berg and Marcus Twellmann. „Einleitung.“ In: I.d. eds. Berechnen/Beschreiben. Praktiken statistischen (Nicht-)Wissens 1750-1850. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2015, 7-20.

with Mária Hídvegi: „Grundlage des modernen Regierens. Wissensaggregierung und Wissenslücken der ökonomischen statistischen Werke in Ungarn, 1770-1848.“ In: Gunhild Berg, Marcus Twellmann and Borbala Zsuzsanna Török Eds., Berechnen/Beschreiben. Praktiken statistischen (Nicht-)Wissens 1750-1850. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2015, 97-120.

“Memory, History, Forgetting, and the Chances of an Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Human Consciousness.” In: Giovanni Galizia and David Schulmann eds., Forgetting: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2015, 314-322.

with László Kontler, Antonella Romano and Silvia Sebastiani, “Introduction,” in: László Kontler, Antonella Romano, Silvia Sebastiani and Borbala Zsuzsanna Török eds. Negotiating Knowledge in Early-Modern Empires: a Decentered View. Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, New York: Palgrave Publishers, 2014, 1-22.

„Measuring the Strength of a State: Staatenkunde in Hungary around 1800.“ In: László Kontler, Antonella Romano, Silvia Sebastiani and Borbala Zsuzsanna Török  eds. Negotiating Knowledge in Early-Modern Empires: a Decentered View. Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History, New York: Palgrave Publishers, 2014, 235-261.

“Ethnizität in der Statistik der ungarischen Spätaufklärung: Die Staatenkunde von Martin Schwartner.” In: Josef Wolf ed. Beschreiben und Vermessen. Raumwissen in der östlichen Habsburgermonarchie im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. (Berlin: Frank & Timme), forthcoming.

„Az országismerettől a modern statisztikáig: módszertani vázlat a felvilágosodáskori tudástranszfer vizsgálatához“ (From state description to modern statistics: a methodological outline for the study of knowledge transfer during the Enlightenment). In: István Berszán, A változás kultúrája -- régiók és mozgásterek (The culture of change – regions and spaces of operation). (Cluj: Egyetemi Műhely Kiadó, Bolyai Társaság, 2013), 215-231.

“Die Kunst Provinzler zu Sein. Siebenbürgische Landeskunde als Wissenschaft und Fiktion, vom 18. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert.” In: Ute Raßloff ed., Wellenschläge. Kulturelle Interferenzen im östlichen Mitteleuropa des langen 20. Jahrhunderts Forschungen zur Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Mitteleuropa, (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 2013), 145-181.

“Locating Transylvanians: Real and Fictional Ethno-Histories.” In: Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz, Billie Melman eds. Consuming the Nation: Popular National Histories in Modern Europe. New York-Oxford: Routledge, 2012. 196-217. 

“Táj és történelem Bodor Ádám Sinistra körzetében” (Landscape and history in the novel Sinistra Zone by Ádám Bodor). In:  F. András Balogh, István Berszán and Csilla Gábor eds. Újrateremtett világok. Írások Cs. Gyimesi Éva emlékére és életművének bibliográfiája (Recreated worlds. Studies to the memory of Éva Cs. Gyimesi and the bibliography of her works), Cluj and Budapest: Argumentum, 2011. 387-397.

“The Ethnicity of Knowledge: Statistics and Landeskunde in late eighteenth-century Hungary and Transylvania.” In: Guido Abbattista ed. Encountering Otherness. Diversities and Transcultural Experiences in Early Modern European Culture, Trieste: EUT-Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2011. 147-162.

“Patriotic Scholarship: The Adaptation of State Sciences in late 18th Century Transylvania.” In: Márton Zászkaliczky and Balázs Trencsényi eds. The Intellectual History of Patriotism and the Legacy of Composite States in East-Central Europe. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 663-688.

“Learned Societies and Academic Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Transylvania.” In: Dietmar Müller, Balázs Trencsényi and Zsuzsanna Török eds., Reframing the European Pasts: National Discourses and Regional Comparisons. Special issue of the journal East Central Europe 36, 2 (Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2009). 200-224.

“Instead of Conclusion: East Central Literary Exile and its Representation.” In: John Neubauer und Borbála Zsuzsanna Török eds. The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009. 579-593.

“The Ethnic Design of Scholarship: Learned Societies and State Support in 19th century Transylvania.” In: Viktor Karády and Zsuzsanna Török eds. Ethnic Dimensions of Elite Formation in Modern Transylvania (1850-1950). Budapest: CEU Press, 2008, 115-137.

“Ambiguous Space: Adam Bodor’s Sinistra District,” Hungarian Studies vol. 22, 1-2 (2008), 167-179.

“The Friends of Progress: Learned Societies and the Public Sphere in the Transylvanian Reform Era.” Austrian History Yearbook 36 (2005): 94-120.

“Transylvanism: a Politics of Wise Balance?” In: Regionale Bewegungen und Regionalismen in europäischen Zwischenräumen seit der Mitte 19. Jahrhunderts (Tagungen zur Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung, Band 18), 2003, 127-144.