Petr Maťa studied history and historical auxiliary sciences at Charles University in Prague where he received his PhD. He was a visiting scholar and project researcher at the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) in Leipzig, and from 2002 to 2005 coordinator of a Czech-German post-graduate programme (Prague–Saarbrücken). He has been based in Vienna since 2006, firstly as a Lise Meitner fellow; from 2008 to 2018 he was employed as a non-tenured assistant professor (Universitätsassistent) at the Institute of History and the Institute of Austrian Historical Research at the University of Vienna. He was a EURIAS fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the Central European University in Budapest (from 2012 to 2013) as well as visiting professor at the CEU (winter trimester 2017). In March 2018, he joined the Institute of Habsburg and Balkan Studies and is co-editor of the compendium project ‘Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit’. In January 2021, he obtained the Venia Legendi for the field of modern history. In spring term 2022 he lectured as a visiting professor at the University of Klagenfurt.
Period: early modern period
Area: Habsburg Monarchy
Topics: regional grounding of Habsburg rule, provincial Estates and diets, cultural, social and religious history of the aristocracy, history of administration, fiscal-military state, multilingualism, Catholic notions of the afterlife in the era of confessionalism, autograph letters of Leopold I.
(Hg. gem. mit W. Godsey), The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State
(Hg. gem. mit M. Hochedlinger und Th. Winkelbauer), Verwaltungsgeschichte der Habsburgermonarchie in der Frühen Neuzeit
The Care of Thrones: The Plethora of Investitures in the Habsburg Composite Monarchy and Beyond from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, pp. 29–66