CEU mourns the loss of Professor Jacek Kochanowicz, who passed away October 2. Kochanowicz was a visiting professor at CEU for 14 years, holding a parallel professorship at Warsaw University, his alma mater.
CEU launched Frontiers of Democracy, an initiative that aims to promote open debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas with a diversity of views about the nature of democracy, on Sept. 18.
University of Groningen Senior Lecturer Monika Baar is the winner of the third annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area. Baar, a 1995 graduate of CEU (MA in History), earned her doctorate at the University of Oxford.
Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History at the University of Sofia, Marja Jalava, academy research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies of the University of Helsinki, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s Department of History, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe.
The latest book by Aziz Al-Azmeh, university professor in CEU’s Department of History and director of CEU’s Center for Religious Studies, is a critique of Arabic textual sources pertaining to the history of the Arabs in late antique times, during the centuries immediately preceding Muhammad and up to and including the Umayyad period.
The latest book by Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History, discusses the reception of the Scottish historian William Robertson in the 1760s to 1790s in Germany.