Kata was born in Kolozsvár (Klausenburg), Romania, and graduated from Babes Bolyai University. She received her PhD in 2006 in contemporary Jewish studies from the department of Ethnology at Budapest's Eötvös Lóránd University. As a PhD student she studied and conducted field work in Israel, Spain, and South Africa. Her publications include the co-authored book "Dialogues on Teaching Critical Literature" (2003), and the single-authored books "Tradition, Memory, Identity. The Foundation Myth of Exodus" (2005), and "Visszatérők a tradícióhoz Return to the Tradition" (2009). The latter book describes the return of the Hungarian Jews to the Jewish tradition and the reconstruction of their Jewish identity after the fall of communism. Kata has also published several articles in medieval literature, ethnology and cultural anthropology, and urban studies. Currently she is a professor at Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest.
Enikő holds an MA in classical philology and art history from the University ELTE, Budapest, and another in medieval studies from the Central European University. She received her PhD in Neo-Latin studies from the University of Szeged with a doctoral dissertation written on the intellectual historical analysis of Galeotto Marzio’s De doctrina promiscua, a treatise about medical astrology and astronomy from the end of the fifteenth century. She is a research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in the Institute for Literary Studies. Her main field of interest is Humanism in Italy and Hungary, Neo-Latin literature, and Renaissance portraiture and physiognomy. She is also a member of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, and has worked as a scholarly guide in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Art historian Dóra Sallay studied in Grand Rapids (MI), Prague, and Budapest, and holds degrees in art history, English, and medieval studies. She worked as a curator of the Christian Museum in Esztergom between 2001 and 2008, and is now Curator of Early Italian Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. Dóra’s primary research interest is the study of early Italian panel paintings, including their reception history, collecting and conservation, and she is the author of various articles, a book and other publications in this field. She also has extensive experience as a lecturer and tour guide.