Catherine Horel is Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), she teaches Contemporary History of Central Europe at the University of Paris. She is a specialist of 19th century Central European history: social and political history of the Habsburg Monarchy, urban and Jewish studies. Her latest book, “Cette Europe qu'on dit centrale. Des Habsbourg à l'intégration européenne 1815–2004” (Paris, Beauchesne, 2009), has been translated into Hungarian and published this year in Hungary. It was introduced in our History Institute on 21st March, 2012.