CEU Professor and Head of the Medieval Studies Department, Gabor Klaniczay has been inducted as a corresponding fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Corresponding fellows are medievalists who have made notable lifelong contributions to the field through teaching, scholarship, mentoring and service, and reside outside of North America. There are currently 67 corresponding fellows of whom Klaniczay is the only Hungarian.
"To have been elected as a corresponding fellow is a recognition of the mutual and fruitful collaboration between the Medieval Studies Department at CEU and our American colleagues. It is also an expression of the recognition of our work here at CEU, and the great number of talented young scholars we - with all our colleagues - have educated. This is what I am the most proud of," comments Klaniczay. "In the future, I hope my corresponding fellow status will also be an asset to further develop these exchanges and mediate more efficiently between CEU and American medievalists."
Klaniczay's work was praised by University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Sharon Farmer at this year's conference organized by Indiana University, Bloomington. Farmer emphasized the professor's role as a key researcher in the history of religion and culture in pre-modern Central Europe, joining the insights of anthropology and history. In addition to his research and leadership, Klaniczay has contributed significantly to the pedagogy of his students and has been the supervisor of more than twenty doctoral dissertations.
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The Medieval Academy of America is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. Founded in 1925 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Medieval Academy supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.