http://www.szekesfehervar.hu/index.php?pg=news_141517 - Hungarian news portal szekesfehervar.hu reports: At a conference organized on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, recurrent Visiting Professor in the Department of History at CEU Viktor Karady talked about the situation of Hungarian Jewish intellectuals and elite groups in light of the data of the Hungarian Jewish Lexicon (1929).
http://epiteszforum.hu/varos-es-folyo-szentpetervartol-szentpetervarig - Hungarian architecture news portal reports: PhD student in the Department of History at CEU Anna Mazanik participated in a conference entitled “Cities and river environments – a versatile relationship” on November 20 in Marburg, Germany.
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.
This new overview of Spanish social and political history sets developments in 20th-century Spain within a broader European context. Julian Casanova, visiting professor in the Department of History at CEU, and Carlos Gil Andres, professor of history at the University of Zaragoza, chart the country's experience of democracy, dictatorship and civil war and its dramatic transformation from an agricultural and rural society to an industrial and urban society fully integrated into Europe.
In sixteenth-century Marrakesh, a young Flemish merchant converts to Judaism and takes his Catholic brother on a subversive reading of the Gospels and an exploration of the Jewish faith. Their antagonistic, yet frank and fraternal debate meanders between the themes of clerical oppression, religious imposture, education, true piety, male happiness, social honor, and the course of world history towards its predicted apocalyptic end.
CEU hosted the “In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe” (ISTME) conference in early October, bringing together Europe's major scholars in the field as well as PhD students for a training school on “Mobilising Memory for Change.” ISTME, part of the COST network*, focuses on the tension between attempts to create a common European memory on the one hand, and numerous memory conflicts stemming from Europe’s fragmentation into countless memory communities on the other.
As an expression of CEU's commitment to strengthen the humanities, a call was issued earlier this year inviting proposals by CEU faculty members. The aim of the Humanities Initiative is to provide incentives for new cross-departmental and interdisciplinary research and teaching activities in the humanities (and to help existing ones to gain a firmer footing), and to infuse our social science programs with perspectives, approaches and accomplishments taken from the humanities.
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.
http://www.sonline.hu/somogy/kozelet/kaposvari-oktober-hatodikak-emlekezete-575544 - Hungarian news portal sonline.hu published an article about what had happened to the people of Kaposvar on October 6. The article mentions Peter Hanak, historian and academician born in Kaposvar, probably the greatest expert on the dualist era, who passed away on October 6, 1997.