Alumni/ae

Some numbers and facts on Medieval Studies alumni

Since the beginning of the Medieval Studies Program and then Department, between 1992 and 2012, 389 MAs defended successfully their theses.

Between 1996 and July 2014 82 PhDs defended successfully his/her dissertations.

There is a lively interaction between the alumni community and the department:

- Alumni are regularly invited for conferences and workshops

- Alumni celebrated the 15-year departmental anniversary in Hungary (6-8 March 2009)

- They could publish in the Annual, and/or in the CEU Medievalia Series

- Possibilities to work as editors in the Text Series; to Teach and co-teach at the department; toparticipate in joint research projects and CRC workshops

Academic Year 2013/14

One-Year MA (Medieval Studies)

  • Bebes, Arpad | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Late Medieval Hungarian Maritime Influence and its Economic Effects on the Adriatic Sea Trade in the Periode of Louis I.
    Supervisor: Nagy, Balazs
  • Bena, Samuel | Slovakia
    Thesis topic: The Small War in the Late Middle Ages: A Comparison of the English and Bohemian Experiences
    Supervisor: Veszpremy, Laszlo
  • Bertovic, Kristian | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Between the Cross and the Sword: Frankapan Patronage over the Order of St. Paul the First Hermit
    Supervisor: Szende, Katalin
  • Cuculic, Marta | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Community Poblems in Late Medieval Rieka: A Study on the Liber Civilium sive Notificationum (1446-1453) 
    Supervisors: Jaritz, Gerhard and Ziemann, Daniel
  • Gal, Judit | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Hungarian horizons in the History of the Church in Dalmatia (1102-1301). The Role of the Royal Grants to Church
    Supervisor: Szende, Katalin
  • Katanec, Sara | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Wealth, Power, and Lands: Barbara of Cilli's Family Agenda
    Supervisor: Szende, Katalin
  • Kocsis, Alexandra Szilvia | Hungary
    Thesis topic:Text and Image on Reproductive Prints. A Case Study of Sixteenth-Century Prints After Raphael’s Design
    Supervisors: Szakacs, Bela Zsolt and Jaritz, Gerhard
  • Krnic, Marija | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Passion & Devotion: Passion Plays and the Performance of the Piety on the Eastern Adriatic Coast
    Supervisor: Klaniczay, Gabor
  • Mancilla, Lazaro | US
    Thesis topic: The Greek text of the Syriac Codex Climaci Rescriptus 
    Supervisors: Perczel, Istvan and Menze, Volker
  • Nagy, Szabolcs Balazs | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Architectural Prestige Representation of the Aristocrats in the First Half of the 15th Century in Hungary
    Supervisor: Laszlovszky, Jozsef
  • Ocak, Derya | Turkey
    Thesis topic: Gift and Purpose: the Political and Social Dimensions of the Gift-giving between Istvan Bathory, Vojvode of Transylvania, and the Ottoman Sultans Selim II and Murat III
    Supervisors: Krstic, Tijana and Sebok, Marcell
  • Peto, Zsuzsa Eszter | Hungary
    Thesis topic: The Medieval Landscape of the Pauline Monasteries in the Pilis Forest
    Supervisors: Laszlovszky, Jozsef and Rasson, Judith
  • Silnovic, Nirvana | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Soli deo Stellam et Fructiferam: The Art of the Mithraic Cult in Salona
    Supervisor: Menze, Volker
  • Soficaru, Iuliana | Romania
    Thesis topic: The Medical Work of Paul of Aegina: The Case of Treating Rabies
    Supervisor: Csepregi, Ildiko
  • Stark, Karen | US
    Thesis topic: Saints, Stones, and Springs: Cult Sites and the Sacralization of Landscape in Medieval Central Europe
    Supervisor: Klaniczay, Gabor
Alisik, Emir | Turkey
Thesis topic: Clash of Utopia and Reality: Urban Topography of Mistra and Plethon's Suggestions on It
Supervisors:  Gaul, Niels; Gereby, Gyorgy; Szende, Katalin
Antonic, Nikolina | Croatia
Thesis topic: Contribution to the Research of Bijelo Brdo Culture: Settlement at the Site SepkovcicaSupervisor: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Rasson, Judith; Ziemann, Daniel
Barath, Anita Karmen| Hungary
Thesis topic: Wall Paintings as Archaeological Resources
Supervisors: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Szakacs Bela Zsolt
Belucz, Monika| Hungary
Thesis topic: Eastern Monasticism and Western Church in Late Antiquity: The Case of Early Irish Church History
Supervisor: Saghy, Marianne
D'Albini, Zsuzsa| Hungary
Thesis topic: Iconographic Analysis of the Image of Byzantine Court Dancers in the Middle Byzantine Era
Supervisors: Christidou; Gaul, Niels; Szakacs, Bela Zsolt;
Gonella, Giacomo| Italy
Thesis topic: Early-Medieval Pottery from Friuli (Italy) and the Territory of Aquileia
Supervisors: Barbiera, Irene; Laszloszky, Jozsef
Gyarmati, Sandor| Hungary
Thesis topic: Economy and Economic Connections of Late Medieval Towns in the Northern Part of Hungarian Kingdom
Supervisor: Nagy, Balazs; Szende Katalin
Jambrek, Anita| Croatia
Thesis topic: Talking Pictures - Art as a Form of Communication in Medieval Ages
Supervisors: Jaritz, Gerhard; Klaniczay, Gabor; Szakacs , Bela Zsolt
Juganaru, Andra| Hungary
Thesis topic: Daily Life in Double and Mixed Monasteries between Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages
Supervisors: Saghy, Marianne; Menze, Volke

 

Two-year MA (2012/2013–2013/2014)

  • Alisik, Emir | Turkey
    Thesis topic: Three Letters from Georgios Gemistos Plethon: Attempts to Change Fifteenth Century Morea and its Broader Political Context
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Demirtiken, Elif | Turkey
    Thesis topic: Mapping the Meaning: Monastic Topography of Constantinople, 1081-1204 and 1261-1328 
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Guni, Bukurije  | Albania
    Thesis topic: Marriage Payments in the Venetian Adriatic: a Comperativ Approach to  the Statues of Shkodra and Budva
    Supervisor: Gerhard, Jaritz
  • Horvat, Franka  | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Artistic Transfers from across the Adriatic: the 13th Century Frescoes of St. Chrysogonus in Zadar
    Supervisor: Szakacs, Bela Zsolt, Gerhard, Jaritz
  • Jambrek, Anita | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Case Study of Royal Piety in the Fourteenth Century - The Story of the Shrine of Saint Simeon
    Supervisor: Klaniczay, Gabor; Szakacs, Bela Zsolt; Gerhard, Jaritz |
  • Khan, Aamir Shahzada | Pakistan  
    Thesis topic: Multaqā al-Abḥur of Ibrāhīm al-Ḥalabī (d. 1549): A Ḥanafī Legal Text in Its Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Context
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana
  • Kis-Jakab, Dora  | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Thomas Aquinas on Mixed Government and the Government of the Dominican Order
    Supervisor: Gereby, Gyorgy
  • Kovaleva, Daria  | Russia
    Thesis topic: The Trope of Kyra as a Jewish Female Intermediary in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Imperial Harem: Theory and Practice, Fiction and History
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana, Wilke, Carsten
  • Mustata, Radu | Romania
    Thesis topic: Codex Syriacus Mannanam 46 and a homily by Francisco Roz on Saint Thomas
    Supervisor: Perczel, Istvan
  • Razum, Igor  | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Tradition and Reform: The Impact of the Fourth Lateran Council in Central Europe
    Supervisors: Klaniczay, Gabor; Saghy, Marianne

 

ERASMUS

Fall term:

  • Malinowski, Rajmund | Poland
    Catholic University of Lublin, Jana Pawla II
  • Marzec, Dawid | Poland
    Catholic University of Lublin, Jana Pawla II
  • Milcic, Ana-Maria | Croatia
    University of Rijeka
  • Kloet, Lars | The Netherlands
    University of Utrecht
Winter term:
  • Bruggermann, Simon | Germany
    University of Hamburg

Bard Program

  • Butler, Caelie | US

Academic Year 2012/13

One-Year MA (Medieval Studies)

Alisik, Emir | Turkey
Thesis topic: Clash of Utopia and Reality: Urban Topography of Mistra and Plethon's Suggestions on It
Supervisors:  Gaul, Niels; Gereby, Gyorgy; Szende, Katalin
Antonic, Nikolina | Croatia
Thesis topic: Contribution to the Research of Bijelo Brdo Culture: Settlement at the Site SepkovcicaSupervisor: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Rasson, Judith; Ziemann, Daniel
Barath, Anita Karmen| Hungary
Thesis topic: Wall Paintings as Archaeological Resources
Supervisors: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Szakacs Bela Zsolt
Belucz, Monika| Hungary
Thesis topic: Eastern Monasticism and Western Church in Late Antiquity: The Case of Early Irish Church History
Supervisor: Saghy, Marianne
D'Albini, Zsuzsa| Hungary
Thesis topic: Iconographic Analysis of the Image of Byzantine Court Dancers in the Middle Byzantine Era
Supervisors: Christidou; Gaul, Niels; Szakacs, Bela Zsolt;
Gonella, Giacomo| Italy
Thesis topic: Early-Medieval Pottery from Friuli (Italy) and the Territory of Aquileia
Supervisors: Barbiera, Irene; Laszloszky, Jozsef
Gyarmati, Sandor| Hungary
Thesis topic: Economy and Economic Connections of Late Medieval Towns in the Northern Part of Hungarian Kingdom
Supervisor: Nagy, Balazs; Szende Katalin
Jambrek, Anita| Croatia
Thesis topic: Talking Pictures - Art as a Form of Communication in Medieval Ages
Supervisors: Jaritz, Gerhard; Klaniczay, Gabor; Szakacs , Bela Zsolt
Juganaru, Andra| Hungary
Thesis topic: Daily Life in Double and Mixed Monasteries between Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages
Supervisors: Saghy, Marianne; Menze, Volke
  • Alisik, Emir | Turkey
    Thesis topic: The Social Disintegration on the Late Byzantine Peloponnesos and Pletho's Philosophy
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Antonic, Nikolina | Croatia
    Thesis topic: Contribution to the Research of Bijelo Brdo Culture: Settlement at the Site Sepkovcica
    Supervisors: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Rasson, Judith
  • Barath, Anita Karmen| Hungary
    Thesis topic: Dress Accessories: Wall Paintings as Archaeological Resources
    Supervisors: Laszlovszky, Jozsef; Szakacs Bela Zsolt
  • Belucz, Monika| Hungary
    Thesis topic: Saint Patrick and Monasticism. The Figure of the Monk-bishop
    Supervisor: Saghy, Marianne; Menze, Volker
  • D'Albini, Zsuzsa| Hungary
    Thesis topic: Texts and Images of Byzantine Dancers: Contextualizing the Dancing Scene on the Monomachos Crown
    Supervisors: Gaul, Niels; Szakacs, Bela Zsolt; Christidou, Anna
  • Gonella, Giacomo| Italy
    Thesis topic: Early Medieval Coarseware Ceramics in the Local Economy of Broili: A case study
    Supervisors: Barbiera, Irene; Laszlovszky, Jozsef
  • Gyarmati, Sandor| Hungary
    Thesis topic: The Linen Industry of Bardejov in the 15th century
    Supervisors: Nagy, Balazs; Szende, Katalin
  • Hespen, Holger| Germany
    Thesis topic: The Afterlife in the Works of Gregory the Great: Comparing the Moralia and the Dialogues
    Supervisor: Gereby, Gyorgy
  • Jambrek, Anita| Croatia
    Thesis topic: Talking Pictures - Art as a Form of Communication in the Middle Ages. The story of the Chest of St. Simeon
    Supervisors: Jaritz, Gerhard; Klaniczay, Gabor; Szakacs , Bela Zsolt
  • Juganaru, Andra| Romania
    Thesis topic: Daily Life in Double and Mixed Monasteries in the Late Antique Near East
    Supervisors: Saghy, Marianne; Menze, Volker
  • Maric, Ivan| Serbia
    Thesis topic: Romanos I Lekapenos: Legitimizing Usurpation
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Nestorov, Marijana| Serbia
    Thesis topic: Killing and Being Killed: The Two Faces of the Crocodile
    Supervisor: Jaritz, Gerhard
  • Neu, Matthew| US
    Thesis topic: Access Analysis of Castles: Comparative Case Studies
    Supervisor: Laszlovszky, Jozsef
  • Russo, Eugen| Romania
    Thesis topic: Perspective, Paradox and a Scientific Mode of Thought in Nicolaus Cusanus' Radical Thought and Its Background
    Supervisor: Gereby, Gyorgy
  • Vargha, Maria| Hungary
    Thesis topic: Typochronology of Dress Accessories from the 12-13th centuries, Based on the Finds from Kána Village
    Supervisor: Laszlovszky, Jozsef
Two-year MA (2011/12–2012/13)
  • Bara, Péter Tamás  | Hungary
    Thesis topic: The Hagiographical Oeuvre of Eustathios of Thessalonike
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Bujor, Cristian | Romania
    Thesis topic: Quod Deus Non Potest. The Limits of the Power of God in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas and Their Relation with the 1277 Condemntion
    Supervisor: Geréby, György
  • Debna, Magdalena | Poland
    Thesis topic: Our Lady of Częstochowa: A comparative study of miracle-working Marian icons and images in regard to their function in the Latin West in the Middle Ages
    Supervisor: Szakács, Béla Zsolt
  • Fernández Aceves, Hervin | Mexico
    Thesis topic: Fall in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily: the Dynamics of the Royal Court of palermo as seen by Hugo Falcandus
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Gevorgyan, Narine | Armenia
    Thesis topic: On Theological Aspects of Shah Ismail Khatai’s Poetry
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana
  • Konya, Anna | Romania
    Thesis topic: The Wall Paintings of the Parish Church in Altana (Alzen)
    Supervisor: Szakács, Béla Zsolt
  • Köroglu, Murat | Turkey 
    Thesis topic: The Late Byzantine Oikeioi as a Social Group: Prosopographical and Quantitative Analysis
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • May, Tiffany Aurora | US
    Thesis topic: Glass Production in the Medieval Monastic Industrial Complex in Pomaz-Nagykovacsi
    Supervisors: Laszlovszky, József; Rasson, Judith
  • Misevic, Marijana | Serbia
    Thesis topic: 
    Supervisors: Krstic, Tijana; Ziemann, Daniel
  • Mustata, Radu | Romania [on leave]
    Thesis topic: Chrysostom's Exegetical Method on the Genesis
    Supervisor: Perczel, István 
  • Nechita, Andrea | Canada
    Thesis topic: Female Seducers in Visual Representation
    Supervisors: Jaritz, Gerhard; Szakács, Béla Zsolt
  • Olney, Sarah | US
    Thesis topic: The Reception of Charlemagne
    Supervisors: Nagy, Balazs; Ziemann, Daniel
  • Sunnetcioglu, Halil Evren | Turkey
    Thesis topic: Ottoman Perceptions of the Battle of Lepanto
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana
  • Tóth, Johanna | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Spanish Captives in the Ottoman Empire
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana

ERASMUS

  • Pagoudis, Themistoklis| National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
  • Gravier, Jeremy |University of Rennes II, France
  • Guedon, Anais| University of Rennes II, France
  • Thalarowski, Rhett| Georg August University Gottingen, Germany
  • Wedig, Marco| University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Baumann, Jessica|Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Academic Year 2011/12

One-Year MA (Medieval Studies)

  • Bailey, Ryan | US
    Thesis topic: Arethas and the Scholia on Philostratus's Vita Appollonii and Eusebius's Contra Hieroclem
    Supervisor: Gaul, Niels
  • Becskereki, Ida | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Foreknowledge and Semantics – Logical Presuppositions in Ockham's and Holcot's Solution to Divina Praescientia
    Supervisor: Geréby, György
  • Bradács, Gábor | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Hagiographical Approach to the Ottonian and Salian Imperial Church
    Supervisor: Ziemann, Daniel
  • Incze, János | Romania
    Thesis topic: Pledged Towns
    Supervisors: Nagy, Balázs; Szende, Katalin
  • Korondi, Ágnes | Romania
    Thesis topic: Prayers on the Passion in Late Medieval Hungarian-Language Codices: Functions and Context
    Supervisor: Szőnyi, György
  • Losonczi, Eszter | Hungary
    Thesis topic: The Problems of the Pictorial Definition of the Wandering Jew
    Supervisors: Wilke, Carsten; Szakacs, Bela Zsolt
  • Oliveira, Rose | US
    Thesis topic: Labor, Locality and Landscape in Fifteenth Century Books of Hours
    Supervisor: Jaritz, Gerhard
  • Orbán, Áron | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Contribution to the Astral Aspects in the Poetry of Janus Pannonius
    Supervisors: Geréby, György; Szőnyi, György
  • Trajkovic Filipovic, Stefan | Serbia
    Thesis topic: Comperative Analysis of the Life of St. Jovan Vladimir
    Supervisors: Sághy, Marianne; Gaspar, Cristian

ERASMUS

  • Chakarov, Kalin | Bulgaria
  • Silnovic, Nirvana | Croatia
  • Varsou, Maria-Vasiliki | Greece

Bard Program

  • n/a
Two-Year MA (Historical Studies: Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies)
Graduating (2010/11–2011/12)
  • Mariana Bodnaruk | Ukraine
    Thesis topic: The Politics of Memory and Visual Politics: Comparing Constantine and Augustus
    Supervisor: Menze, Volker
  • Dakić, Uroš | Serbia
    Thesis topic: The Sokollu Family Clan and the Politics of Vizierial Households in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century
    Supervisor: Krstic, Tijana
  • Davtyan, Ashkhen | Armenia
    Thesis topic: The Transformation of Damascus from a Byzantine city to the Capital of the Islamic World
    Supervisor: in 2010/11: Krstic, Tijana; in 2011/12: Al-Azmeh, Aziz
  • Durmaz, Reyhan | Turkey
    Thesis topic: The Making of Christian Hierotopy in Tur 'Abdin
    Supervisor: Menze, Volker
  • Ivanova, Ljupka | Macedonia
    Thesis topic: Zoo-osteological Material from Late Antique and Early Medieval City of Stobi
    Supervisor: Choyke, Alice

Academic Year 2009/10

One-Year MA (Medieval Studies)

  • Jana Bacova | Slovakia
    Provisional thesis topic: Hungarian-Polish-Rus' relations during the last three decades of the thirteenth century
    Supervisor: B. Nagy
  • Dora Ivanišević | Croatia
    Provisional thesis topic: Fourth-century inscriptions from Salona: construction of identities
    Supervisors: V. Menze, M. Sághy
  • Tatiana Krapivina | Russian Federation
    Provisional thesis topic: Dialectic in Eriugena's treatise on predestination
    Supervisor: Gy. Geréby
  • James Plumtree | United Kingdom
    Provisional thesis topic: Representation of Hungary in Crusader historiography
    Supervisor: J. Laszlovszky
  • Uroš Rajčević | Serbia
    Provisional thesis topic: St Augustine’s school: secular and religious education in late antiquity
    Supervisor: M. Sághy, V. Menze
  • Katalin Tolnai | Hungary
    Provisional thesis topic: Re-use of the Roman castle of Visegrad in the early Arpad period
    Supervisor: J. Laszlovszky, K. Szende
  • Zita Tóth | Hungary
    Provisional thesis topic: The role of experiment in John Buridan’s writings and fourteenth-century natural philosophy
    Supervisor: Gy. Geréby
  • András Vadas | Hungary
    Provisional thesis topic: The influence of short and long-term climatic events on human population in the Great Hungarian Plain during the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries
    Supervisors: A. Choyke, L. Rácz
  • Camille Vedrier | France – ERASMUS

Two-Year MA (Historical Studies: Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies)

  • Teodora Artimon | Romania
    Thesis topic: Petru Rares and his Publics: a medieval PR strategy?
    Supervisors: B. Zs. Szakács, M. Sebők
  • Vedran Bileta | Croatia
    Thesis topic: The militarization of late antique Histria
    Supervisor: V. Menze
  • Lilla Földy | Hungary
    Thesis topic: Matthew 24 in Augustine’s The City of God
    Supervisor: Gy. Geréby