December 2, 2014
Hungarian news portal metropol.hu carries an interview with CEU Alumna Kristin Faurest (HIST ‘97), landscape architect and jury member of the MOL Green Belt Program Committee. The interview discusses the significance of green surfaces and community gardens. The interview was also published in the daily Metropol-Budapest (19.11.2014., pp.22-23, Kristin Faurest: A kozossegi kert jo mindenkinek) For more information, see http://www.metropol.hu/mellekletek/lakoter/cikk/1255446 in Hungarian.
November 18, 2014
This new overview of Spanish social and political history sets developments in 20th-century Spain within a broader European context. Julian Casanova, visiting professor in the Department of History at CEU, and Carlos Gil Andres, professor of history at the University of Zaragoza, chart the country's experience of democracy, dictatorship and civil war and its dramatic transformation from an agricultural and rural society to an industrial and urban society fully integrated into Europe.
November 18, 2014
In sixteenth-century Marrakesh, a young Flemish merchant converts to Judaism and takes his Catholic brother on a subversive reading of the Gospels and an exploration of the Jewish faith. Their antagonistic, yet frank and fraternal debate meanders between the themes of clerical oppression, religious imposture, education, true piety, male happiness, social honor, and the course of world history towards its predicted apocalyptic end.
October 7, 2014
As an expression of CEU's commitment to strengthen the humanities, a call was issued earlier this year inviting proposals by CEU faculty members. The aim of the Humanities Initiative is to provide incentives for 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.
October 6, 2014
CEU mourns the loss of Professor Jacek Kochanowicz, who passed away October 2. Kochanowicz was a visiting professor at CEU for 14 years, holding a parallel professorship at Warsaw University, his alma mater.
September 30, 2014
Video of Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought
September 18, 2014
CEU launched Frontiers of Democracy, an initiative that aims to promote open debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas with a diversity of views about the nature of democracy, on Sept. 18.
August 5, 2014
University of Groningen Senior Lecturer Monika Baar is the winner of the third annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area. Baar, a 1995 graduate of CEU (MA in History), earned her doctorate at the University of Oxford.
July 22, 2014
Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History at the University of Sofia, Marja Jalava, academy research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies of the University of Helsinki, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s Department of History, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe.