October 6, 2014
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.
October 6, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
Video of Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought
September 25, 2014
The inaugural conference of CEU's 24th academic year brought together scholars from the European Society for the History of Political Thought (ESHPT) from Sept. 17 to 19 for the “Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought” conference. As a young University that was founded when one regime fell and another was born, intellectual freedom, critical thought, dedication to the social sciences and humanities, and rigorous political analysis are cornerstones of CEU's foundation.
September 19, 2014
Gerald Knaus, founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative, delivered a wide-ranging, thoughtful, and passionate address at Central European University (CEU) on September 18th. Hosted by the School of Public Policy at CEU, the lecture inaugurated the Frontiers of Democracy initiative, a series of events that the University will be organizing over the next two years to promote open debate about the nature of constitutional democracy.
September 18, 2014
CEU launched Frontiers of Democracy, an initiative that aims to promote open debate, discussion, and exchange of ideas with a diversity of views about the nature of democracy, on Sept. 18.
August 30, 2014
Hungarian quarterly Hamu es Gyemant reported on modernity and religion, the world tendencies, and European and Hungarian processes in this field. Matthis Riedl, associate professor and head of CEU’s Department of History was also interviewed along with other renowned sociologists and experts on religion.
August 5, 2014
University of Groningen Senior Lecturer Monika Baar is the winner of the third annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, initiated by CEU Provost and Pro-Rector Liviu Matei and overseen by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) aims to promote excellence in teaching across the European Higher Education Area. Baar, a 1995 graduate of CEU (MA in History), earned her doctorate at the University of Oxford.
July 22, 2014
Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History at the University of Sofia, Marja Jalava, academy research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies of the University of Helsinki, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s Department of History, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe.
June 21, 2014
Hungarian political daily Nepszabadsag interview with Adam Mestyan, alumnus of CEU’s Department of History, on the lessons of the past 25 years of Hungarian politics. Due to copyright issues, the full article is available in the daily (pp., 24-25, Verten indul az ertelmiseg).