Hungarian monthly Kreativ carried a feature interview with CEU Alumnus Bosko Spasojevic (HIST '95). Spasojevic, the CEO of one of the most successful Hungarian PR and media companies VivaKi, discusses how he fled to Budapest in protest being drafted into the war in Yugoslavia in 1994, his studies at CEU, his career, and the challenges of leading a flagship media company.
CEU alumna Monika Baar (HIST’ 95) won a consolidator grant worth €2 million for her innovative research project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective.
Baar, who won the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities offered by CEU in 2014, will use the funding to study the global impact of the UN Year of Disabled Persons in 1981.
Name: Matthias Riedl
Title/Position: Associate Professor, Head of the Department of History
Number of years at CEU: 8
Home city/town & country: Weiden, Bavaria, Germany
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In recent times imperial and national politics have made a strong return to the global scene. This meant a severe setback for postmodern hopes for a transnational and post-imperial world or a global conflict management. CEU’s Departments of History and Medieval Studies invite undergraduate students to rethink the role of empires and nations in history at the Empire and Nation Undergraduate Conference, which is slated for August 6-9, 2015.
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