Barbara Káli-Rozmis, Researcher of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
“Authentic paintings have never been made of Mama. (…) And it will happen to everything that is said or written about her” – wrote Marie Valerie, Elisabeth’s daughter in her diary on 31 December 1898.
I have graduated from the faculty of arts specialised in Hungarian and English literature and grammar. I have been interested in the past and present of the royal families, and research the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Queen of Hungary) and her family. I have been involved in several projects relating to Elisabeth. For more than five years, I have been publishing articles in Hungarian and English. I also have presentations about the Empress (in Hungarian and English). Besides, I take part in publishing books about her (I am the lector-editor of some books on her). I also have a YouTube channel (about Elisabeth) – the latest videos are subtitled. As regards my personal life, I am married, and I feel lucky because my hobby is “my job”, besides studying the life of the aristocracy, in my free time I love crafting, especially silk painting.
I. Why Elisabeth?
As the researcher of Elisabeth, I am often asked how I started to be interested in Empress Elisabeth of Austria. People are usually surprised that for me it was not the Sissi-trilogy that arose my attention but an article about her in a newspaper, which stated that the next year there would be the 100th anniversary of Elisabeth’s death, and then some interesting things were written about her beauty cult. This article and a posthumous portrait of her (by Gyula Benczúr, 1899) made such an impact on me that I wanted to know everything about her. More than twenty years have passed since then. On 10th September 2018, it was the 120th anniversary, which is highly important to me. That is why and on that occasion, I founded the TEMPT – The Empress Memory Team, which aim is to keep the memory of Elisabeth alive and make an attempt to present her as trustworthy as it is possible.
10 September 2018, Barbara Káli-Rozmis
II. Curriculum Vitae
From 2005 teaching English and Hungarian language
From 2008 Researcher of Empress Elisabeth of Austria
From 2012-től Teaching literary style at a Journalist School
In 2012 “The relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn” – Research and Thesis
From 2016-tól a TUMAG – Magazine for Conscious People – www.tumag.hu
III. My Education
2009–2012 – Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences: English and American Studies – Business English and Translation
2006–2008: Eszterházy Károly College, Faculty of Humanities – Teacher of Hungarian Language and Literature
2003–2005 – University of Szeged – Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College – Hungarian and English language and literature
2012– 2015 Krúdy Gyula Journalists School – Journalists – Editor – Press Secretary (Accredited Training)
Table of Contents
- TEMPT – The Empress Memory Team
- Introduction – Barbara Káli-Rozmis
- Articles written by Barbara Káli-Rozmis
- Imperial exhibitions relating to Empress Elisabeth
- The Royal Palace of Gödöllő
- Mónika Czédly fashion designer
- Empress Elisabeth on Facebook
- Interviews with me (Hungarian)
Subtitled in English: The Buda Hills Summer Villa of Sisi and her Children during Cholera