CEU Humanities Initiative

As part of CEU's commitment to both the humanities and interdisciplinary teaching and research, the University launched a Humanities Initiative in spring 2014. The Initiative provides incentives for new cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research and teaching activities in the humanities, and to infuse CEU social science programs with perspectives, approaches and accomplishments taken from the humanities.

Recent News

Young children take context into account and incorporate knowledge of past events and other people’s beliefs when making decisions, according to a new study by researchers Ildiko Kiraly and Katalin Olah of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in collaboration with researchers Gergely Csibra and Agnes Melinda Kovacs of Central European University (CEU) published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences.

Striking from the Margins: Religion, State, and Disintegration in the Middle East, a research project founded by Central European University’s Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Visiting Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh, seeks a nuanced and dynamic understanding of the transformations of religion in relation of state and social structures in Syria and Iraq over the past three decades.

Four research laboratories working on infant cognition and development gathered at CEU to present their work at the "Little Scientists' Afternoon" on Feb. 24. Budapest seems to be a center for infant research, with four world-class laboratories, the presenters said.

In a new monograph published by Routledge, Andras Laszlo Pap, recurrent visiting professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at CEU, shows the rise and morphology of a self-identified `illiberal democracy’, the first 221st-centuryilliberal political regime arising in the European Union. Since 2010, Viktor Orban’s governments in Hungary have convincingly offered an anti-modernist and anti-cosmopolitan/anti-European Unionist rhetoric, discourse and constitutional identity to challenge neo-liberal democracy.