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.
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...
The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) seeks applications to a one–day intensive workshop on Project Management at CEU on Saturday, February 28th, 10 am – 6 pm.
Description: The workshop is part of HRSI’s Capacity Building Program, aimed at providing students with practical skills needed to work in the not–for–profit sector. The goals of this project management workshop are:
- to equip course participants with tools and knowledge to lead the implementation of any project in their own organization
Every year, CEU’s Summer University (SUN) offers opportunities for short, intensive postgraduate study. This year, SUN’s19 research-intensive and policy and training courses, including highly popular courses, such as Constitution-building in Africa, Green Industry, Mediation Theory and Skills, and Strategic Human Rights Litigation, will run from June 22 through July 31 in Budapest. The general application deadline for this year’s interdisciplinary courses is Feb. 18.
The Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) initiated the “EU Frontiers Student Paper Series” as an online platform specifically geared towards students and young experts of European foreign policy. As a policy research institution, CENS is dedicated to contributing to the debate on the future of a “Wider Europe” by exploring the effects and lessons of previous EU enlargements, assessing the developments concerning enlargement policy in the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as the neighborhood policy towards the European Union’s Eastern neighborhood.
CEU has announced the winners of its Award for Advanced Doctoral Students, rewarding outstanding student research, and the Academic Achievement Award for First-Year Doctoral Students, rewarding outstanding performance in coursework and comprehensive exams. A list of the winners and their departments follows.
Winners of the Award for Advanced Doctoral Students:
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Edited by Violetta Zentai, co-director of the Center for Policy Studies (CPS), and Julia Szalai, senior research fellow at CPS, this volume presents the findings of a large-scale research project that explored the key factors perpetuating Roma marginalization at the municipal and community level. It sought to analyze the economic, political, demographic, and social forces which shape practices and consequences of social exclusion and potential pathways to inclusion. The volume was published in December 2014 in the electronic book series of the Center for Policy Studies.
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
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary Colleen Bell opened a climate change event at CEU Feb. 2, introducing Andrew Gillespie of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Gillespie said science backs up the fact that humans have adversely affected the climate and that the changes are happening at a rapid and alarming pace.
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.