Maria Vargha

PhD, Ass.-Prof., MA MA PhD

20152024

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Mária Vargha has graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University as a historian (BA) and an archaeologist (BA, MA), specialised on Medieval and Early Medieval Archaeology. She continued her studies in the Medieval Studies Department of the Central European University, where she obtained an MA and after a PhD. In 2015 spent a 10 month research fellowship at the University of Göttingen as a DAAD Forschungsstipendien.  In 2016, I took the position of Praedoc-Assistentin for Digital Humanities at the Department of History at the University of Vienna, where she worked until 2020. In 2020, she received from the András Kubinyi Foundation for Medieval Studies a Certificate of Merit for the Doctoral Dissertation ‘The Archaeology of Christianisation of the Rural Countryside of Medieval Hungary’. In 2021, she received a grant from the PRIMUS Research Programme, Charles University Prague, serving as the Principal Investigator. In 2023, she obtained the Lead Agency WEAVE grant: ‘REPLICO’ as lead PI. Cooperation partners: Natural History Museum Vienna (Stefan Eichert), Slovenian Academy of Sciences (Benjamin Štular). In 2023, she was awarded an ERC StG. She started the project ‘RELIC’ in 2024 at the University of Vienna, where she also became Assistant Professor for Spatial Approaches to Medieval Studies. Since 2022, she has been a committee member of the Medieval Europe Research Community (MERC) and a founding member of the European Medieval Finds Network. Her publication and research activity mainly concentrate on social and religious history, social, landscape and burial archaeology, and the material culture of the High Middle Ages. A particular interest of hers is discovering new possibilities to investigate the social and religious history and archaeology of the everyday people using diverse Digital Humanities methods, principally with GIS and network analysis, integrating various archaeological and historical data, particularly the use of archival archaeological data.

Education/Academic qualification

Medieval Studies, MA, Dress Accessories from the Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Hungary. Typochronology and Social-Economic Interpretation based on finds from Kána village., Central European University Budapest

Award Date: 30 Jun 2013

Archaeology, MA, Kána falu templom körüli temetője. [The Churchyard Cemetery of Kána Village], Eötvös Loránd University Budapest

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Medieval Studies, Phd, The Archaeology of Christianisation of the Rural Countryside of Medieval Hungary with the Context of East Central Europe (11th-13th centuries).

1 Sep 201318 Dec 2019

External positions

Postdoctoral researcher, Charles University Prague

1 Jan 202031 Dec 2023

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