The Habilitation Committee and the Department of History at CEU held its first-ever habilitation procedure at the University on June 8. Ulrich L.
CEU alumnus and journalist Sebastian Garthoff (HIST ’08) recently published a German-language guidebook to the Hungarian capital. Entitled “Budapest - Zeit fur das Beste" (Time for the Best), the book is a collaboration between Garthoff and Hungarian photographer Daniel Kaldori.
Focusing on Budapest’s iconic sites, the book was described by Garthoff as a lighter counterpoint to the duo’s journalistic work regarding Hungarian society in the Orban era.
CEU earned the best rankings in its history in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) subject ranking, published April 29. CEU's programs related to politics and international studies jumped to 29th in the world, and 7th in Europe.
Hungarian monthly Kreativ carried a feature interview with CEU Alumnus Bosko Spasojevic (HIST '95). Spasojevic, the CEO of one of the most successful Hungarian PR and media companies VivaKi, discusses how he fled to Budapest in protest being drafted into the war in Yugoslavia in 1994, his studies at CEU, his career, and the challenges of leading a flagship media company.
CEU alumna Monika Baar (HIST’ 95) won a consolidator grant worth €2 million for her innovative research project Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective.
Baar, who won the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities offered by CEU in 2014, will use the funding to study the global impact of the UN Year of Disabled Persons in 1981.
Name: Matthias Riedl
Title/Position: Associate Professor, Head of the Department of History
Number of years at CEU: 8
Home city/town & country: Weiden, Bavaria, Germany
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In recent times imperial and national politics have made a strong return to the global scene. This meant a severe setback for postmodern hopes for a transnational and post-imperial world or a global conflict management. CEU’s Departments of History and Medieval Studies invite undergraduate students to rethink the role of empires and nations in history at the Empire and Nation Undergraduate Conference, which is slated for August 6-9, 2015.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has approved the proposed changes of degree names at the Department of History, Department of Medieval Studies, and Department of Mathematics and its Applications.
Edited by Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History at CEU, Antonella Romano, professor at the European University Institute, Silvia Sebastiani, associate professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Socials, and Borbala Zsuzsanna Torok, research fellow at the University of Konstanz, this volume arises out of several years of collaboration of an international team in many forms, including seminar courses and a summer university course at CEU. Two CEU alumni, Zsuzsanna Torok (HIST PhD ‘04) and Gabor Almasi (HIST PhD ‘05) were among the contributors.