• 2021. May 10.

    On 8th of May 2021 Viktor Kanász assistant research fellow of the Fraknói Research Group held a lecture at an online conference powered and organized jointly by Vestigia Research Group (PPCU) and Archivio di Stato di Modena namely A Pótól a Dunáig. Az Este-udvar és Magyarország kapcsolatának évszázada Kanász gave insight into nuncio Girolamo Martinengo's work at Court of Vienna and Kingdom of Hungary and he analyzed his reports during the year 1552.


  • 2021. May 8.

    On 7th of May 2021 György Sági junior member of Fraknói Research Group gave a lecture entitled 'Report of a phantom archive"  at an online conference powered by DOSZ (Doktoranduszok Országos Szövetsége).
    Since 2019 György Sági has been the archivist of the Hungarian Monk's Archives where his duty is arrange documents. The participants of the conference got an inside view of an archives' everydays.

  • 2021. May 5.

    Fraknói Research Group purpose is the permanent scientifical presence in Rome. As a proof of that purpose Archivio Apostolico Vaticano's management placed Krisztina Tóth's and Péter Tusor's joint work Inventarium Vaticanum I. in Sala dei Indici.
    The volume that is a unique undertaking even on international level processes the material of the Apostolic Nunciature of Budapest from the diplomatic fonds of the Vatican between the two world wars in the form of a synoptic inventory. Its preparation connected to the strategically important Hungarian historical research in the Vatican, which has a long tradition and is characterized by the name of Vilmos Fraknói, replaces the work of the Hungarian Historical Institute in Rome that currently functionally does not exist.

  • 2021. April 22.

    Péter Tusor leader of the Fraknói Research Group participated at an online conference namely 'A Jezsuita oktatás Közép-Európában a nagyszombati egyetem és gimnázium példáján' 'Jesuit education in Central Europe example of University and High School of Nagyszombat' on 22th of April 2021. He also gave a lecture entitled  'A jezsuita gimnáziumi adatbázis és a kora újkor kutatás új távlatai (A költő Gyöngyösi példája)' 'Database of Jesuit High Schools students and the new perspectives of Early Modern Ages' research (example of the poet Gyöngyösi)

    (Latest result are here and here.)

    Here you can watch the conference.

  • 2021. March 14.


    Since 2015 under the organisation of ’HAS–PPCU Lendület Research Group’ Fraknói Summer Academy have been existing. After 2017 the organizer institution of the Summer Academy has changed to ’HAS-PPCU Vilmos Fraknói Historical Research Group’. The Summer Academy’s main goal has always been to integrate the academic projects with the professional researching.

    In order to integrate more efficiently a new sub-series has been launched in 2019 by Fraknói Research Group therefore publishing the latest results that are presented in the Summer Academy. The new subseries named ’Lectures on Fraknói Summer Academy’. In the first part Bitskey István’s lecture has been published named as 'Bishops in the border castle'.

    This publication is now being followed by new ones by István Fazekas 'Bishops of Eger at the Court of Vienna (16th-17th centuries) and by Béla Vilmos Mihalik 'Milestones and turning points in the history of diocese of Eger (1699-1761)'  (CST III/34).

    Last but not least Research Group has launched series Collectanea Vaticana Hungariae's third sub-series (CVH Classis III) with Krisztina Tóth's new research which was presented last year in Budaörs, 'Holy See and Trianon's ecclesiastical consequences'.

    Next Summer Academy going to be organize in Győr and partly in Pannonhalma.



  • 2021. March 26.

    Viktor Kanász member of the Research Group participated in MTVA broadcast namely 'Ez itt a kérdés' 'This is the question' with Mária Prokopp and Szabolcs Sajgó S.J. The educational conversation's topic were Hungarian Kingdom during the Middle Ages, medieval catholicism and Esztergom's heritage.

  • 2021. April 2.

    Péter Tusor, leader of the Vilmos Fraknói Research Group commented  József Mindszenty's life in the broadcast 'Magyar Krónika'. MTVA made a whole documentum movie about the Cardinal's reburial.

     Here you can reach the documentary.

  • 2021. March 8.

    The Università degli Studi della Tuscia and the Fraknói Research Group are initiating a call for research papers for the 2022 issue of the Eastern European History Review. The topic of the thematic issue: Central and Southern Europe between the Christian and the Ottoman world: conflicts, clashes and compromises (16th-18th centuries).

    More details are available here.

  • 2021. March 1.

    Katalin Nagy in 2019 as a graduate student of Scuola Vaticana di Paleografia, Diplomatica e Archivistica became external member of Fraknói Research Group. Within this capacity in Rome she is the researcher resident of the Fraknói Research Group. She represents our scientifical community by several scholarly events or by organizing conferences. (Like here and here) Among her tasks Katalin Nagy is also responsible to share with the Research Group’s members roman scientific events that are available on our heading

    Thanks to Katalin's residency in Rome and her permanent access to  Vatican Apostolic Archive during Covid lockdown our members could have worked on their research continously. Obviously this position is another step forward in the life of the Research Group to reach the main purpose, namely a Hungarian Historical Institute in Rome.

    Finally, we are glad to announce that Katalin Nagy finished her doctoral program at University La Sapienza and she obtained her PhD degree. Her professors, were Giancarlo Schirru (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”) and Alessandro De Angelis (Università degli Studi di Messina).

  • 2021. January 8.


    Leading conservative daily Die Presse has published a detailed article about Bischofslexikon der Habsburgermonarchie 1804–1918. The Lexicon edited by University of Vienna and Vilmos Fraknói Vatican Historical Research Group. The volume of more than 700 pages has been published by Duncker & Humblot (Berlin).

    Lexicon presentations in Rome, Vienna and Budapest are under organization. We are waiting for the end of the pandemic situation.


  • 2021. January 14.


    Michaela Valente has published a  review in the famous journal Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique about the joint work of Edizioni Sette Città and Vilmos Fraknói Vatican Historical Research Group namely Gli “angeli custodi” delle monarchie: I cardinali protettori delle nazioni. The mentioned joint book has published in Viterbo in 2018. Roman book presentation was in 2019 at Pontificia Università della Santa Crocé.

  • 2021. February 18.

    Viktor Kanász research fellow of Vilmos Fraknói Vatican Historical Research Group held an online lecture on 17th of February at the course of István Hatvani College in Debrecen. In his lecture Viktor Kanász focused on Vatican Apostolic Archives' history and myths. As well as he analyzed the opportunities for a researcher in the Apostolic Archives.
    Finally he also introduced our Research Group for those interested.

  • 2021. February 5.


    One of the best renowned historians in the topic of early modern papal diplomacy Alexander Koller has published a review about Rotraud Becker's and Péter Tusor's latest book “Negozio del S.r Card. Pasman”. Péter Pázmány’s Imperial Embassage to Rome in 1632 (With Unpublished Vatican Documents) in the journal of Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken.

     Here you can reach the review.

  • 2021. February 18.

    Hungarian Television's cultural TV program namely Magyar Krónika (Hungarian Chronicle) presented Cardinal Péter Pázmány's life and life work. In the documentary among others Péter Tusor leader of the Vilmos Fraknói Vatican Historical Research Goup gave an interview about Cardinal Pázmány's career and life. Péter Tusor mentioned also the scientifical opportunities of the researching in the Vatican Apostolical Archives.