CEU’s international student body represents 107 countries across five continents. Such diversity is integral to the University’s mission to foster democracy and open society throughout the world. To ensure that all students, especially those from developing countries or regions in turmoil, have equitable access to a world-class graduate education, CEU has developed a robust scholarship program, with around 85% of students receiving financial assistance.
In Defining Heresy, CEU alumna Irene Bueno (MEDS Phd ‘03) investigates the theories and practices of anti-heretical repression in the first half of the fourteenth century, focusing on the figure of Jacques Fournier/Benedict XII (c.1284-1342). Throughout his career as a bishop-inquisitor in Languedoc, theologian, and, eventually, pope at Avignon, Fournier made a multi-faceted contribution to the fight against religious dissent.
Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century, a volume co-edited by Marianne Saghy, associate professor in CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies, Michele Renee Salzman, professor of ancient history at the University of California and Rita Lizzi Testa, professor of Roman history at the University of Perugia, recounts the findings of the first of two conferences organized by Saghy on the impact of religions and religious change in the ancient world.
Tijana Krstic, associate professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, won a European Research Council Consolidator Grant. The Ottoconfession project will explore how and why the Ottoman Empire evolved from a fourteenth-century polity where “confessional ambiguity” between Sunnism and Shiism prevailed, into an Islamic state concerned with defining and enforcing a “Sunni orthodoxy” by the early sixteenth century.
Exceptional master's and doctoral students were recognized in June for their academic achievements with awards presented on June 18. Scroll down for the slide show of photos of the ceremony.
The Department of Medieval Studies is hosting an event on June 18 to celebrate the works published by the Department’s faculty and alumni in academic year 2014-15. The following volumes, published with leading international academic publishers, will be presented at the event.
In “Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan,” CEU alumnus Fabrizio Conti (MEDS Phd ‘11) offers a new and innovative approach to the study of magic and witchcraft in Italy between the late Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Teaching is an essential element of a career in academia and so acquiring teaching experience is a very important part of the training for such a career. Launched in March 2015, Global Learning Fellowship is a CEU initiative administered by the Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) aimed at helping CEU PhD students and recently graduated alumni improve their teaching skills.
Carved red marble blocks, fragments of tile, stained pieces of wrought iron – these are a few of the “archaeological finds” at the construction site of the new CEU building at Nador utca 15. Students in CEU’s Cultural Heritage Studies Program visited the site in March, uncovering these gems from another era in the history of downtown Budapest.