• Professor Emeritus

    History of ideas and institutions, medieval rulership, social history of nobility

  • Associate Professor
    PhD Program Director

    Socio-cultural aspects of past human-animal interactions.
    Material Culture Studies
    Environmentt and bio-archaeology (archaeozoology)
    MAD (Medieval Animal Data-networks) : an international project dedicated to the idea of integrating data from textual, visual and archaeozoological sources on animals in medieval life.

  • Instructor
    Year of enrollment: 1998/1999

    Ancient and Postclassical Greek
    Classical and Medieval Latin
    Late Antiquity
    Septuagint Studies
    History of Ancient Sexualities
    Late Antique and Medieval Hagiography
    Central-European History

  • Associate Professor

    Historian of philosophy: Late antique and medieval philosophy & theology; political theology;

  • Professor

    History of everyday life in the Middle Ages;
    history of visual culture;
    gender history

  • University Professor

    historical anthropology of medieval and early modern European popular religion (sainthood, miracle beliefs, visions, healing, magic, witchcraft)

  • Associate Professor
    Director, Source Language Teaching Group

    Early modern Ottoman history; history of the early modern Mediterranean

  • Professor

    Archaeology of the Middle Ages;
    medieval monastic culture

  • Associate Professor
    Director, Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

    Late antiquity

  • Associate Professor
    Library Curator

    Medieval economic history

  • Professor

    István Perczel earned his C.Sc. (=Ph.D.) degree in 1995 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in Religious Studies. He has no other academic degree. He studied Greek with Prof. Judit Horváth in Budapest and, later, Syriac with Abouna Mushe Cicek in Jerusalem. He taught at CEU from 1994 but interrupted his teaching between 2004 and 2010, when he was, first conducting field work in India, collecting, digitising, cataloguing and assessing the manuscripts of the St Thomas Christians and, then, was doing research in Jerusalem, in the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University.

    His research interests are: Patristics, Neoplatonist philosophy, Byzantine and Eastern Christian studies, Syriac manuscripts, history of Christianity in India.

  • Associate Professor

    I studied history, Latin philology, French literature and linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where I started to teach in 1985 with a grant from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I was working on late medieval French projects concerning the recovery of the Holy Land. Following a year at Oxford University, I received a Ph.D. scholarship at Princeton. The four years spent there saw my conversion to Late Antiquity (1989-93). I came home with great enthusiasm to teach at the newly established Medieval Studies Department at CEU, and I continued teaching at ELTE too. 

  • Assistant Professor

    cultural historian of Renaissance and Reformation; research and teaching on the history of collections and science; research and courses on Central European historical myths and traumas
    (sometimes) cultural analyst and developer of cultural policies

  • Visiting Professor

    My research interest includes ancient, late antique and medieval science and philosophy, medieval manuscript studies and cognitive science. My current research project explores visual thinking and diagrammatic reasoning. After having received my PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1998, I have held research positions for eight years at the University of Cambridge, the Warburg Institute (University of London), and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), then for a year at the Collegium Budapest and for three years at CEU. I have taught courses in medieval science, philosophy, intellectual history, manuscript studies, palaeography and cognitive science in Cambridge, London, and Budapest. My current courses at CEU include medieval science, codicology and palaeography.

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor
    1YMA Director

    Urban history, literacy, material culture

  • Professor
    egyetemi tanár

    GY. E. SZÖNYI is professor of English (Szeged) and intellectual history (CEU, Budapest). His interests include the Renaissance, the Western Esoteric traditions, and cultural theory and symbolization. – Recent monographs: Pictura & Scriptura. 20th-Century Theories of Cultural Representations (in Hungarian, Szeged, 2004); John Dee's Occultism (Albany: SUNY Press, 2004). – He has edited among others: European Iconography East & West (Leiden, 1996); The Iconography of Power (with Rowland Wymer, Szeged, 2000); "The Voices of the English Renaissance," Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 11.1 (2005); The Iconology of Gender (with Attila Kiss, Szeged, 2008).

  • Associate Professor
    2YMA Program Director

    Carsten Wilke's academic background combines a training in Jewish Studies, obtained at the University of Cologne and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a diploma in comparative Religious Studies from the École Pratique des Hautes Études of Paris. Before coming to CEU in 2009, he taught at the Universities of Heidelberg, Düsseldorf, and Brussels, and held research positions in France, Germany, Mexico, and the USA. Most of his publications are contributions to the intellectual and cultural history of European Jewry, with focus areas in medieval Jewish exegesis and mysticism, Jewish-Christian relations, early modern Iberian crypto-Judaism, and nineteenth century religious modernization. CEU has recently granted him its 2016 Outstanding Research Award.

  • Associate Professor
    Head of Department

    Political, institutional and legal history of the Middle Ages, with a focus on Germany, Central, and South-Eastern Europe