Three CEU professors and an alumnus presented recently published books dealing with various aspects of Jewish history at a book launch December 6 hosted by the Jewish Studies Program at CEU.
At CEU’s 26th Academic Year Opening Ceremony on September 16, 2016, Provost/Pro-Rector Liviu Matei presented the 2016 CEU Award for Outstanding Research to Professor Gergely Harcos of the Department of Mathematics and its Applications for a co-authored paper that solves a fundamental problem on hyperbolic manifolds whose roots are in quantum mechanics and number theory.
The Last Days of Stalin, the latest book by Joshua Rubenstein, associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, demystified a very unique period of Soviet history at a book launch at CEU on May 3.
Beyond his scholarship, Joshua Rubenstein is a long-time human rights leader, CEU President and Rector John Shattuck said in his introduction. Current Russian leadership is trying to copy some of Stalin’s methods, and his views on nationality and control over borderlands are shaping Russian approach today, Shattuck added.
The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) hosted colleagues from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) March 17-18 in Budapest for a workshop entitled “The Violence of Memory and the Memory of Violence in European History.” The workshop is the second between the two institutions, part of a partnership that includes fellowships and faculty exchanges.
Marsha Siefert, associate professor in the Department of History, is currently the inaugural fellow in the study of Russia and Ballet, co-sponsored by the Center for Ballet & the Arts and the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, both at New York University.
The Departments of History and Medieval Studies at CEU invite applications for an Undergraduate Conference under the theme “Faith and Power.” Paper proposals are welcome from undergraduate students from all around the world, who are interested in any aspect of religion and politics from a historical perspective.
With her research project on ‘Women and Trade Unions in Europe and internationally, 1920s to 1980s’ Susan Zimmermann, university professor in the Departments of History and Gender Studies at CEU, has won a fellowship at re:work, the International Research Center on Work and Human Life Cycle, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, for academic year 2016-17.
Yulia Karpova, alumna and visiting faculty of the Department of History, has been awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. During the 24-months fellowship Karpova plans to do research on "biographies" of late Soviet objects through the areas of design, production, and consumption, as well as the influence of Scandinavian design in the Soviet Union in the 1950s-1980s. The research results will be used for expanding her dissertation into a book and for organizing exhibitions and other events in collaboration with museums.