Anna Adorjáni studied economic and social history, international relations and cultural heritage at Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) and at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). She continued her studies and conducted research in Tübingen, Vienna and Berlin.
As an undergraduate student, she focused on the history of political ideas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Her BA thesis analysed the Hungarian concept of nation in the Transylvanian press of the reform period. In her MA thesis, she reconstructed the life and career of the nineteenth-century Hungarian intellectual, Ferenc Szilágyi. The study underlined the role of intellectuals in the adaptation of Western ideas. She joined the ERC project ‘NTAutonomy' in April 2018.
Period: end of the 18th century; 19th century.
Area: Habsburg Monarchy, especially Romania, Hungary and Transylvania
Topics: history of ideas, history of concepts, nationalism research, biography, press history, social and cultural history
Nemzetfogalom az erdélyi magyar reformkori sajtóban (1). Magyar Kisebbség XII. (2007/3−4), 244−266.
Nemzetfogalom az erdélyi magyar reformkori sajtóban (2). Magyar Kisebbség XIII. (2008/1−2), 254−275.