Principal investigator

Ovidiu Iudean is a researcher at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. He obtained his PhD in 2013 with a thesis focusing on the moderate governmental representatives from the Hungarian Parliament between 1881 and 1918. His main areas of interest are the political history of Dualist Hungary, the social history of elites in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, parliamentarianism and electoral behavior, and nation-building strategies.

He is the author of the monograph The Romanian Governmental Representatives in the Budapest Parliament (1881-1918) (Cluj-Napoca: Mega Publishing House, 2016) and co-editor of Parliamentary Elections in Eastern Hungary and Transylvania (1865-1918), with Judith Pál Vlad Popovici, and Andrea Fehér (eds.) (Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang Verlag, 2018).

Selected publications relevant to the project topic:

Ovidiu Emil Iudean, “Elite strategies of minority nation-building in dualist Hungary: law graduates supported by the Nasaud Border Regiment scholarship funds,” Banatica 27 (2017): 517-533.

Ovidiu Emil Iudean, „The Romanian Parliamentary Elite from Banat on the Eve of the First World War,” The Romanian Journal of Modern History 1-2, vol. VI (December, 2015): 41-58.

Ovidiul Emil Iudean, Alexandru Onojescu, “Politics, Nationalism, and Parliamentarianism: Romanian Representatives in the Budapest Parliament (1861–1918),” Transylvanian Review issue 22, no. 4 (2013): 3-16.


Judit Pál is Professor at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy. Her area of interest are social history and parliamentary history of 19th century Transylvania.