March 14, 2017
Video of CEU Department of History - Research Seminar Series
January 23, 2017
Rather than a history of free thought, Al-Azmeh's book examines freethinking as an activity. He reminded the audience that sophisticated atheism is but one extreme on the continuum of freethinking with regard to religion, not identical with it. As previous scholarship tends to overlook non-explicit forms of religious dissidence and atheism, Al-Azmeh emphasizes that both can be manifested in subtle rhetoric techniques and in literary forms, social milieus and modes of conduct.
January 17, 2017
In The Monumental Nation: Magyar Nationalism and Symbolic Politics in Fin-de-siècle Hungary CEU alumus Balint Varga (HIST '07) reframes the narrative of nineteenth-century nationalism, demonstrating the complex relationship between local and national memories.
January 17, 2017
In this book CEU alumnus Istvan Pal Adam (HIST '09) traces the role of Budapest building managers or concierges during the Holocaust. He analyzes the actions of a group of ordinary citizens in a much longer timeframe than Holocaust scholars usually do. Thus, the book situates the building managers’ activity during the war against the background of the origins and development of the profession as a by-product of the development of residential buildings since the forming of Budapest.
January 17, 2017
In this new book on early modern diplomacy, Jan Hennings, assistant professor in the Department of History at CEU, explores the relationship between European powers and Russia beyond the conventional East–West divide from the Peace of Westphalia to the reign of Peter the Great.
December 13, 2016
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.
September 26, 2016
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.
September 6, 2016
Video of Faith and Power - Undergraduate Conference, August 4-7, 2016
May 18, 2016
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.
April 5, 2016
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.