October 6, 2015
Tijana Krstic, associate professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, won a European Research Council Consolidator Grant. The Ottoconfession project will explore how and why the Ottoman Empire evolved from a fourteenth-century polity where “confessional ambiguity” between Sunnism and Shiism prevailed, into an Islamic state concerned with defining and enforcing a “Sunni orthodoxy” by the early sixteenth century.
March 10, 2015
Professors Gabor Klaniczay and Jozsef Laszlovszky from the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU won a DAAD- (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdiens) and MOB- (Hungarian Scholarship Board) funded academic cooperation grant of €13,000 and HUF783,000, respectively, for student and faculty mobility with the Research Center on Comparative History of Religious Orders at the Technical University of Dresden. The grant will allow for a two-week scholarship in Dresden for 12 PhD students from the department, with CEU hosting a similar scholarship for students from Dresden.