The member of the Scientific Department: Károly Ignácz

Károly Ignácz (1976)

PhD, research fellow

Historian, researcher of elections. He was graduated from the History Studies (2001) and Politology (2002) of Eötvös Loránd University (Faculty of Humanities). In 2012 he was granted his Ph.D. at the 19th and 20th Century Hungarian History Doctoral School of the same University. Since 2003 he is the Secretary of science of the Institute of Political History and the member of its Science Department, since 2013 he is research fellow. His main research field is the history of elections in Hungary, especially in Budapest since 1920 until recent times. Since 2014 he works on the OTKA supported project Electoral and political behaviour in Hungary, 1920–1947.

Between 2002 and 2016 he taught history and politology subjects at the King Sigismund College, Budapest. In 2016 he was visiting lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Since 2015 he is member of the editorial board of the historical journal Múltunk.

List of publications

Studies, papers

Studies in English

Electoral Struggles and Elections in Budapest 1920–1939. Municipality, Party System and Elections

Theses for the PhD dissertation, 2011.

Power Tools for “Correcting” the Will of the Voters. The Principles and Practice of the Municipality Election System in Budapest during the Horthy Era (1920–1944)
In: Regimes and Transformations. Hungary in the Twentieth Century. Edited by István Feitl and Balázs Sipos. Napvilág, Budapest, 2005. 45–70.

Local elections in Budapest, 1867–2010. Foreword and Content
Local Elections in Budapest, 1873–2010. Eds.: István Feitl – Károly Ignácz. Napvilág Kiadó, Budapest, 2010.