"One of the great things about Cultural Heritage Studies," explains first-year student Camilo Montoya, "is that its scope is so large you get to look at everything." That is exactly what Montoya is doing as he explores how best to rebuild the Aleppo Souk, Al-Madina. Although his background is in art history, Montoya has always been interested in contemporary issues.
Jeremy Braverman joined CEU as Media and Visual Education Specialist on February 15. In this newly created position Braverman’s primary role is be to support media production, including documentary filmmaking, across CEU’s programs through the establishment of a new, donor-funded Media Lab in the new library, and to collaborate with members of the CEU community to create innovative educational opportunities in media production to support teaching and research.
“With thirty-five contributions, the present volume gathers an unusually high number of texts. Most of them are case studies on a single artist, image, exhibition, meeting, etc. From the outset, the project was conceived as a kaleidoscopic research work… It reflects the diversity of the academic community writing on art history across present-day Europe.
Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller professor of sociology and international affairs at Princeton University, reviewed of the book by Balazs Majtenyi, associate professor at Eotvos Lorand University and Gyorgy Majtenyi, professor of social and cultural history at Eszterhazy Karoly College, saying “this important book byexamines the history of the Roma in Hungary after WWII.
This book by Evaldas Nekrasas, professor of philosophy at Vilnius University, Lithuania, is an intellectual adventure story, a history of ideas, and a rigorous reappraisal of a major movement in philosophy, science, and culture that many have been pronounced irrelevant, passé, even dead. Yet upon closer consideration, we may find that what we have come to call positivism has profoundly influenced our thought and practice in numerous ways.
In this study Averil Cameron, chair of the Oxford Centre of Byzantine Research, focuses on the prose dialogues in twelfth century Greek and on what they can tell us about the society and culture of an era when western Europe was itself developing a new culture of schools, universities, and scholars. Yet it was also the period in which Byzantium felt the fateful impact of the Crusades, which ended with the momentous sack of Constantinople in 1204.
Julia Szalai, senior research fellow at CEU's Center for Policy Studies and visiting professor in the Department of Political Science and National Studies Program, has been awarded a research fellowship at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for academic year 2016-17. Szalai will conduct research in the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the Graduate Center's 'Inequalities' research priority.
Electoral democracies with increasingly authoritarian regimes exploit elections, religion, the media, business, and foreign policy in different ways to cement power and ensure their appeal to the majority, panelists said at the “Illiberal Governance” conference at CEU Feb. 19-20, the third of four international conferences this academic year held as part of CEU’s Frontiers of Democracy Initiative.
CEU’s Summer University (SUN) offer courses that cater for the various needs of academic and professional development in the social sciences and humanities across a wide spectrum of disciplines. These include anthropology, cognitive science, comparative religion, environmental sciences, gender studies, history, history and philosophy of science, international relations, cultural, legal, media and medieval studies, philosophy, political science, public policy, sociology, etc. The program encourages topics in newly emerging fields.