February 9, 2015
2014 was an especially prolific year for the Department of History: as authors and (co-)editors, faculty members published altogether 12 books with leading international academic publishers. The chronological coverage is from late antiquity to communist times, the geographic spread is truly transnational (even transcontinental and global), and the topics and approaches range from religious studies, political thought and intellectual history, through history of science and history of empires, to questions of identity, social and political history.
February 8, 2015
http://hvg.hu/kultura/20150208_nem_Jaltaban_dolt_el_Kelet_Europa_sorsa - Hungarian news portal hvg.hu reports: Jaroslaw Suchoples, assistant professor at the Institute of History and International Relations of the University of Szczecin, Poland, delivered a public lecture entitled ”Finnish-Soviet Relations After the Second World War, 1944-1992” on January 19 at CEU. The event was organized by the Department of History.
December 3, 2014
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).
December 3, 2014
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.
December 2, 2014
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.
November 18, 2014
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.
November 18, 2014
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.
October 21, 2014
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.
October 7, 2014
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.