Matej Hanula (PhD) is a junior research fellow at the Institute of History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. In 1997 – 2002 he studied history and political science at the Comenius University in Bratislava. His specialization is Slovak history in the 1st half of the 20th century with the accent on Slovak politics during the period of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic, the history of the agrarian political movement in Slovakia and football as a social phenomenon during the period of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic. In 2011 he published monograph Za roľníka, pôdu a republiku : slovenskí agrárnici v 1. polčase 1. ČSR [For the Peasant, Land and the Republic: Slovak Agrarians in the 1st Half of the 1st Czechoslovak Republic].