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.
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.
February 9, 2016
Yulia Karpova, alumna and visiting faculty of the Department of History, has been awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. During the 24-months fellowship Karpova plans to do research on "biographies" of late Soviet objects through the areas of design, production, and consumption, as well as the influence of Scandinavian design in the Soviet Union in the 1950s-1980s. The research results will be used for expanding her dissertation into a book and for organizing exhibitions and other events in collaboration with museums.
June 16, 2015
CEU alumnus and journalist Sebastian Garthoff (HIST ’08) recently published a German-language guidebook to the Hungarian capital. Entitled “Budapest - Zeit fur das Beste" (Time for the Best), the book is a collaboration between Garthoff and Hungarian photographer Daniel Kaldori. Focusing on Budapest’s iconic sites, the book was described by Garthoff as a lighter counterpoint to the duo’s journalistic work regarding Hungarian society in the Orban era.
April 21, 2015
Hungarian monthly Kreativ carried a feature interview with CEU Alumnus Bosko Spasojevic (HIST '95). Spasojevic, the CEO of one of the most successful Hungarian PR and media companies VivaKi, discusses how he fled to Budapest in protest being drafted into the war in Yugoslavia in 1994, his studies at CEU, his career, and the challenges of leading a flagship media company.
March 24, 2015
CEU alumna Monika Baar (HIST’ 95) won a consolidator grant worth €2 million for her innovative research project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective. Baar, who won the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities offered by CEU in 2014, will use the funding to study the global impact of the UN Year of Disabled Persons in 1981.
December 2, 2014
Hungarian news portal metropol.hu carries an interview with CEU Alumna Kristin Faurest (HIST ‘97), landscape architect and jury member of the MOL Green Belt Program Committee. The interview discusses the significance of green surfaces and community gardens. The interview was also published in the daily Metropol-Budapest (19.11.2014., pp.22-23, Kristin Faurest: A kozossegi kert jo mindenkinek) For more information, see http://www.metropol.hu/mellekletek/lakoter/cikk/1255446 in Hungarian.