There are eight bookable, collaboration rooms in the new CEU Library for group work (four on the 3rd floor and four on the 5th floor). Book online, where there's information available on the number of seats per room, or use the QR code on the computer display outside each door (picture attached) to see what is available on that day. In addition, the Co–Lab link is prominently displayed on the Library homepage. Each room is equipped with the following:
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.
CEU is launching a President's Seminar series that will examine the ideals of open society in the face of many challenges. CEU was founded in 1991 as democratic change swept across the region, with the mission to promote the ideals of open society, democracy and the rule of law. The following is the text of an announcement of the initiative, sent by President and Rector Michael Ignatieff to the CEU community Nov. 14.
A man with no memory wakes up on the deserted staircase of a gigantic building. Gradually he learns about his identity and mission: he is Petr Brok, a detective sent to rescue Tamara, the princess kidnapped by the ruler of the monstrous Mullerdom, the house of a thousand floors. Ohisver Muller is a ruthless tyrant with many faces, eyes and ears in the most remote corners of his empire and untold wealth at his disposal. But a revolution is spreading through the floors, a revolt of dispossessed slaves who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Based on published primary and secondary materials and oral interviews with some eighty communal and organizational leaders, experts and scholars, this book provides a comparative account of the reconstruction of Jewish communal life in both Germany and in Austria (where 98% live in the capital, Vienna) after 1945. Susanne Cohen-Weisz, researcher of Jewish communal developments in Europe, explains the process of reconstruction over the next six decades, and its results in each country.
The ever-growing library on the history of eugenics and fascism focuses largely on nation-states, while Tudor Georgescu, associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, asks why an ethnic minority, the German-speaking Transylvanian Saxons, turned to eugenics as a means of self-empowerment in inter-war Romania. The Eugenic Fortress examines the eugenic movement that emerged in the early twentieth century, and focuses on its conceptual and methodological evolution during this turbulent period.
Those Who Count by Mihai Surdu, former Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study at CEU, scrutinizes the scientific and expert practices of Roma classification and counting, and the politics of Roma-related knowledge production. The book takes a historical perspective on Roma group construction, both as an epistemic object and a policy target, with a focus on the expert discourse of the last two decades.