February 1, 2018
Piruza Hayrapetyan, currently a PhD candidate at CEU's Department of Medieval Studies after receiving her MA at the department in 2015, received the best conference paper award from the Society of Armenian Studies. Hayrapetyan’s paper addressed the literary context of Ganjs, Armenian hymns dedicated to church feasts and saints that were recited and sung in the Armenian Divine Office. Hayrapetyan is also an exchange fellow at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna.
November 21, 2017
CEU alumnae Csilla Zatykó (MEDS MA '95) and Magdolna Szilágyi
October 24, 2017
CEU alumni, students and faculty were among the speakers and organizers of the conference entitled “Towns as Living Places: Static and Dynamic Aspects of Medieval and Early Modern Urban Communities” held in Vienna October 4-6.
September 26, 2017
Even though the study of the Middle Ages seems to have little in common with environmental policies, the interdisciplinary nature of the Medieval Studies Department enables alumni to get involved in the study of long-term ecological processes and thus contribute to understanding of present climatic fluctuations.
September 26, 2017
CEU alumnus Peter Szabo (MEDS MA’98, PhD‘03) has been elected president of the European Association of Environmental History, an association which promotes dialogue between humanistic scholarship, environmental science and other disciplines. After graduating from CEU, Szabo has worked as a historical ecologist and environmental historian in the Institute of Botany at the Czech Academy of Sciences.
September 26, 2017
Emilia Jamroziak (MA'97) has been elected as director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. She graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and Central European University in Budapest, received her PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001, and has worked as professor of religious history at Leeds since 2014.
February 9, 2016
CEU Alumna Kyra Lyublyanovics’s (MEDS MA ‘08, PhD ‘15) dissertation, entitled 'The Socio-Economic Integrations of Cumans in Medieval Hungary - An Archaeozoological Approach' earned an Honorable Mention at the Andras Kubinyi Foundation for Medieval Studies award ceremony. The paper deals with animal bone remains recovered from archaeological sites from the Cuman habitation area, in the 13th-16th centuries.
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.