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.
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.
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.
CEU Visiting Professor Julian Casanova writes in Spain's El Pais about the legacy of anarchism, focusing on the Spanish Civil War.
Hungarian weekly Vasarnapi Hirek interviewed Gabor Gyani, visiting professor at CEU’s Department of History about how current Hungarian politics twist the messages of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.Due to copyright regulations the article is available in the weekly (10.22.2016. pp.15-16. 1956 a politika markaban)
At CEU’s 26th Academic Year Opening Ceremony on September 16, 2016, Provost/Pro-Rector Liviu Matei presented the 2016 CEU Award for Outstanding Research to Professor Gergely Harcos of the Department of Mathematics and its Applications for a co-authored paper that solves a fundamental problem on hyperbolic manifolds whose roots are in quantum mechanics and number theory.
The Last Days of Stalin, the latest book by Joshua Rubenstein, associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, demystified a very unique period of Soviet history at a book launch at CEU on May 3.
Beyond his scholarship, Joshua Rubenstein is a long-time human rights leader, CEU President and Rector John Shattuck said in his introduction. Current Russian leadership is trying to copy some of Stalin’s methods, and his views on nationality and control over borderlands are shaping Russian approach today, Shattuck added.
http://nol.hu/kulfold/tipor-a-vonalzon-az-iszlam-allam-1615625 - Hungarian news portal nol.hu reports: Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh from CEU’s Department of History gave expert commentary on the 100th anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Pact. Al-Azmeh, who is also director of CEU’s Center for Religious Studies discussed the effect the pact has on the everyday lives of people living in the area it covers.
The article was also published in Nepszabadsag (5.14.2016. p.7. Tipor a vonalzon az Iszlam Allam)