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.
CEU’s campus redevelopment project, now underway on Nador utca in downtown Budapest, provides fertile ground for the study of historic buildings and the challenge of renovating them for modern use in an urban environment. Students in CEU’s Cultural Heritage Studies Program donned hard hats and reflective vests for a tour of the Nador utca 13 and 15 buildings to explore the history and plans.
Stanislava Kuzmova (MEDS'03) received the 2014 Kuczynski Book Award in Poland for “Preaching Saint Stanislaus: Medieval Sermons on St. Stanislaus of Cracow, His Image and Cult .” The book was published in the framework of the OTKA Saints Project based at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU. The Stefan Krzysztof Kuczynski Award honors publications related to historical sources and auxiliary historical sciences in Poland. The prize is awarded by the editorial board of scholarly journal Studia Zrodloznawcze.
Zsuzsa Peto, doctoral student in the Department of Medieval Studies, has been awarded the junior prize of the Andras Kubinyi Foundation for the Study of the Middle Ages. She received this award for her MA thesis “The Medieval Landscape of the Pauline Monasteries in the Pilis Forest,” which she defended at CEU last year. For more information, see http://medievalstudies.ceu.hu/news/2015-02-02/zsuzsa-peto-has-been-award...
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.