About Us

Krisztina Kelbert

Krisztina Kelbert (Hungary, 1981) Historian, Museologist. She is Head of the Department of History at the Savaria City Museum of Szombathely, PhD candidate at the Economic and Social History Programme of the History Doctoral School of Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Kőszeg. Her areas of expertise are: 19–20th century social history, the history of women’s organizations, the history of photography and the history of the Jewish community of Szombathely. Her book publications: Szemtől szemben. Képek a szombathelyi zsidóság történetéből/Eye to Eye With the History of Szombathely’s Jewish Community (Szombathely, Yellow Design, 2016). Between 2013 and 2018 she published seven volumes in the series called “Women of Fame from Szombathely”.

For her PhD dissertation she is working on the women’s associations of Szombathely and their social history between 1870 and 1947. She has published 14 papers on the subject in Hungarian and German language. The most important exhibitions she curated: Eye to Eye With the History of Szombathely’s Jewish Community; Light-Sensitive –Personal.


MúzeumCafé Prize, 2017

Raoul Wallenberg Prize, 2018

For the Community of Acsád Prize, 2019

Recent publications:

Changing Permanence. Charity and social work of the female members of the Erdődys of Vép in the first half of the 20th century. In: Vasi Szemle 2020/1. 74–97.

Symbiotic relationship between painting and photography in the works of Riza Knebel. In: Female photographers. Bp., Hungarian Society for the History of Photography, 2020. 43–80.