The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved the proposed changes of degree names at the Department of History, Department of Medieval Studies, and Department of Mathematics and its Applications.
Edited by Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History at CEU, Antonella Romano, professor at the European University Institute, Silvia Sebastiani, associate professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Socials, and Borbala Zsuzsanna Torok, research fellow at the University of Konstanz, this volume arises out of several years of collaboration of an international team in many forms, including seminar courses and a summer university course at CEU. Two CEU alumni, Zsuzsanna Torok (HIST PhD ‘04) and Gabor Almasi (HIST PhD ‘05) were among the contributors.
This book, by University Professor Alfred J. Rieber of the Department of History, explores the Eurasian borderlands as contested 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts. Analyzing the struggles of Habsburg, Russian, Ottoman, Iranian and Qing empires, Rieber surveys the period from the rise of the great multicultural, conquest empires in the late medieval/early modern period to their collapse in the early 20th century.
Fourteen CEU students and faculty had the opportunity to join representatives of five other Hungarian universities and attend an informal meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to Budapest on Feb. 5. The event was hosted by Andrassy University Budapest.
Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History was awarded the prestigious title of “egyetemi tanar.” The appointment, made by Janos Ader, the President of Hungary, is effective Febr. 10, 2015. The title, which literally means “university professor,” indicates a high ranking within Hungarian higher education. To qualify for accreditation in Hungary, doctoral schools must have a certain number of such professors. For this reason, the promotion of a CEU faculty member to this rank is an important step in increasing CEU’s integration into the Hungarian higher education system.
In this volume Constantin Iordachi, associate professor in the Department of History and co-director of Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies at CEU, and Kristof Van Assche, associate professor at the University of Alberta, take an interdisciplinary look at the history, policy, and culture of the development and politics of the Danube Delta. For more information, see https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739195154
2014 was an especially prolific year for the Department of History: as authors and (co-)editors, faculty members published altogether 12 books with leading international academic publishers.
The chronological coverage is from late antiquity to communist times, the geographic spread is truly transnational (even transcontinental and global), and the topics and approaches range from religious studies, political thought and intellectual history, through history of science and history of empires, to questions of identity, social and political history.