Dr. Katalin Pataki is Associate Member of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. She received her doctoral degree at the Central European University in 2020. In her dissertation, she studied secular authorities’ capacities to monitor incomes and expenses directly connected to the individual members of religious orders in the Habsburg realms. During her doctoral studies, she held several fellowships and pursued her research at various prestigious institutions including the University of Cambridge (CEU DRSG), the Charles University (Erasmus+) and the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (Visegrad Fund), the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, and at the Collegium Hungaricum in Vienna. She taught academic writing as Global Teaching Fellow at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh in 2020, where she also developed a new research project on the management of tax-free lands in eighteenth-century Bengal. Between 2020-2023, she worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where she pursued research on early modern economic and military history in the framework of the “The European Fiscal-Military System 1530-1870” project funded by the European Research Council. Her research interests also include the history of early modern medicine, particularly the material culture and economic role of apothecary shops maintained by monasteries.
Latest publication: Monastic Prisons in the Eyes of Ecclesiastical and Secular Authorities, Storia e Regione/Geschichte und Region (2022) vol. 31 no. 1., 119-143. For a full list see: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0331-8295