December 1, 2015
In Defining Heresy, CEU alumna Irene Bueno (MEDS Phd ‘03) investigates the theories and practices of anti-heretical repression in the first half of the fourteenth century, focusing on the figure of Jacques Fournier/Benedict XII (c.1284-1342). Throughout his career as a bishop-inquisitor in Languedoc, theologian, and, eventually, pope at Avignon, Fournier made a multi-faceted contribution to the fight against religious dissent.
June 2, 2015
In “Witchcraft, Superstition, and Observant Franciscan Preachers: Pastoral Approach and Intellectual Debate in Renaissance Milan,” CEU alumnus Fabrizio Conti (MEDS Phd ‘11) offers a new and innovative approach to the study of magic and witchcraft in Italy between the late Middle Ages and the early modern period.
March 10, 2015
Peter Bokody’s (MEDS MA'06 PhD'09) book on The Images-within-Images in Italian Painting (1250-1350), offers the first comprehensive study of Italian meta-painting in the age of Giotto and sheds new light on the early modern and modern history of the phenomenon. By combining visual hermeneutics and iconography, it traces reflexivity in Italian mural and panel painting at the dawn of the Renaissance, and presents novel interpretations of several key works of Giotto di Bondone and the Lorenzetti brothers.
February 10, 2015
Stanislava Kuzmova (MEDS'03) received the 2014 Kuczynski Book Award in Poland for “Preaching Saint Stanislaus: Medieval Sermons on St. Stanislaus of Cracow, His Image and Cult .” The book was published in the framework of the OTKA Saints Project based at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU. The Stefan Krzysztof Kuczynski Award honors publications related to historical sources and auxiliary historical sciences in Poland. The prize is awarded by the editorial board of scholarly journal Studia Zrodloznawcze.
January 27, 2015
Emilia Jamroziak (MA'97) has been promoted to the rank of Professor of Medieval Religious History at Leeds University. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Central European University in Budapest and received her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001. She’s also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. See more: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20046/392/emilia_jamroziak
January 3, 2015
Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet – Hetvege Magazin carries an interview with CEU PhD alumnus Benedek Lang (MED ‘03) about his research and upcoming new book on cryptography. Due to copyright regulations the interview is available in the daily (Magyar Nemzet Melleklet - Hetvegi magazin, 03.01.2015., p.22, Slendrian Rakoczi-kod). Other item of Hungarian coverage: Demokrata, 21.01.2015. (pp.46-47, Kodok nyomaban)