CEU Humanities Initiative Awards Funding to Eight Projects, Calls for New Proposals

The Office of the Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and Humanities & Hungarian Affairs has announced the results of the third round of assessment of proposals submitted for funding by the CEU Humanities Initiative. The Initiative aims to encourage new cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research and teaching activities in the humanities (and to help existing ones to gain a firmer footing), and to infuse our social science programs with perspectives, approaches and accomplishments taken from the humanities. As reported in June 2015, during the second round, five projects were awarded an aggregate funding of c. 230,000 EUR between 2015-2018.

Among the proposals received by the latest deadline, September 30, 2015, eight additional ones were awarded a total of c. 120,000 EUR.

Funding was awarded to 

Laboring Lives: the Experience of Work in Eastern Europe (Susan Zimmermann and Marsha Siefert)

Histories of Gift-giving: from Religious Offering to Bribing (Davide Torsello)

CEU`s Medieval Radio (Tamas Kiss, Cristopher Mielke and colleagues)

Guest lectures in Gender and Religion course (Nadia Al-Bagdadi)

Environmental Arts and Humanities (Alan Watt and colleagues)

Contemporary History Platform (Constantin Iordachi and colleagues)

Technical support in applying phylogenetic software to undertake the postdoctoral research on Early Qur’ānic manuscripts and their relationship as studied through phylogenetic software (Aziz Al-Azmeh)

The Three Abrahamic Communities across the Arabian Sea (Istvan Perczel).

The funded projects will materially contribute to attaining the goals of CEU's Humanities Initiative.  The University's endeavour to promote the humanities aims to inspire further thinking and activity in the community, resulting in new submissions. These can be sent on an ongoing basis to Andrea Katona (katonaa@ceu.edu) or to the pro-rector@ceu.edu email account, but will be assessed together, after March 31, 2016.

For more information on all supported projects under the Humanities Initiative, see https://www.ceu.edu/humanities-initiative