Faculty and doctoral students from the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU participated in a conference on Social control and the issues of scale hosted by Beijing Normal University on October 22-23. The conference was the latest result of the nearly five-year-long cooperation between the Department and the BNU School of History. Representatives of the Department agreed with BNU faculty to host the next conference in Budapest in 2018.
The Hungarian Institute in Paris commemorated the 1700th anniversary of the birth of Saint Marin with the book launch of La Vie de saint Martin by Sulpice Severe at the distinguished Les Editions du Cerf, prefaced by Marianne Saghy, associate professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, and postfaced by Gilles Berceville O.P. of the Institut Catholique de Paris on October 18.
Architecture and design magazine Octogon has published a 68-page special edition about CEU’s new buildings at Nador 13 and 15. The bilingual (Hungarian-English) publication includes stunning professional photos of the building as it was being built and of the completed spaces, as well as portraits of the workers by photographer Daniel Vegel.
The Hungarian Academy in Rome hosted a presentation of Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century, a volume edited by Michele Renee Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, Marianne Saghy, associate professor at Central European University, and Rita Lizzi Testa, professor of Roman history at the Universita degli Studi di...
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.
CEU opened its doors to visitors during the European Heritage Days September 17-18. CEU students, alumni, the Cultural Heritage Studies Program, the Civic Engagement Office and the External Relations Office worked together to plan and conduct the activities celebrating the heritage that CEU safeguards and opens to the public in downtown Budapest. CEU offered thematic guided tours on campus in English and Hungarian. Registered tour participants over the two days numbered 329, and more than 1OO casual visitors also dropped in for a chat or a quick look around CEU’s new campus buildings.
Gabor Klaniczay, University Professor at the Department of Medieval Studies, has been awarded the International Prize for History CISH for the excellence of his work. With the insights of historical anthropology, Klaniczay researches the historical uses of heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft. The award will be delivered during the General Assembly of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (CISH) in September 2017 in Moscow.
Dispersed in two continents, four countries and six collections; many of its pages were cropped, cut into four, or lost forever; its history, origin, commissioner and audience are obscure; still, in its fragmented state it presents fifty-eight legends in abundant series of images, on folios fully covered by miniatures, richly gilded, using only one side of the fine parchment; a luxurious codex worthy of a ruler; a unique iconographic treasury of medieval legends; one of the most significant manuscripts of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom – these are all what we call the Hungarian Angevi