The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) hosted colleagues from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) March 17-18 in Budapest for a workshop entitled “The Violence of Memory and the Memory of Violence in European History.” The workshop is the second between the two institutions, part of a partnership that includes fellowships and faculty exchanges.
One of the most important developments or events in the unit's history:
Undergraduate Conference: In August 2014, the departments of History and Medieval Studies co-hosted a large scale Undergraduate Conference under the title "Empire and Nation." 140 students from 41 countries applied to the conference, 70 eventually presented papers at the conference.
The most important development in 2014-15:
Marsha Siefert, associate professor in the Department of History, is currently the inaugural fellow in the study of Russia and Ballet, co-sponsored by the Center for Ballet & the Arts and the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, both at New York University.
The Departments of History and Medieval Studies at CEU invite applications for an Undergraduate Conference under the theme “Faith and Power.” Paper proposals are welcome from undergraduate students from all around the world, who are interested in any aspect of religion and politics from a historical perspective.
With her research project on ‘Women and Trade Unions in Europe and internationally, 1920s to 1980s’ Susan Zimmermann, university professor in the Departments of History and Gender Studies at CEU, has won a fellowship at re:work, the International Research Center on Work and Human Life Cycle, Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin, for academic year 2016-17.
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.
Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs interviewed Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor at CEU’s Department of History and Gabor Almasi, historian at ELTE about the role language plays in the formation of modern nationalism, in connection with their recently published book “Latin at the Crossroads of Identity. The Evolution of Linguistic Nationalism in the Kingdom of Hungary.”
Due to copyright regulations, the interview is available in the weekly (1.28.2016. pp.25-27. Magyarorszag tortenete nem a magyar nep tortenete).
CEU Alumna Kateryna Smagliy (MA: HIST'97 / PhD: HIST'05) highlights the role of George Soros in the development of a democratic Ukraine in this Atlantic Council blog.
CEU’s Department of History, in cooperation with the European University Institute and the University of Vienna, will host the 10th Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH) in Budapest April 21-23, 2016. The theme of the conference is Resilience, Restoration, Revival: The Endurance of Structures from Early Modern Times to the Present.
University Professor in the Department of history at CEU Alfred J. Rieber's two recent publications, Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia and The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands, explore the Eurasian borderlands as contested 'shatter zones' which have generated some of the world's most significant conflicts.