Research Fellows

  • Research Fellow
    Year of enrollment: 1999/2000

    She obtained her Ph.D. at the Central European University, Department of Medieval Studies in 2004.
    Since 2003 she has been research fellow at the University of Padova. Here she worked upon three main research topics: 1) The study of cemeteries from a gender perspective deals with problems as social construction, examining with particular attention its relation to both ethnicity and migration in late antiquity and Early Middle Ages. 2) Demography, mortality and life styles of the Early Middle Ages. 3) History of barbarian archaeology, with particular attention to the 19th and 20th centuries.
    Between 2003 and 2006 she regularly taught at the school of archaeology of the University of Padova.
    In 2008 she was research fellow at the Academy of Sciences of Vienna, in the frame of the Wittgenstein project, coordinated by W. Pohl.
    Since 1990, she worked on different archaeological excavations in Italy and abroad.

  • Research Fellow
    PhD degree awarded
    Year of enrollment: 2001/2002

    Ildikó Csepregi (1975) studied Classics and medieval studies, earned her doctorate from the Central European University and the European Doctorate title from the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice. In the past ten years she has been working on the transformation of the practice of temple sleep (incubation) and published on various aspects of non-medical healing. Her research fields include: illness interpretations, illness narratives, ritual healing, miracle accounts, the hagiography of doctor saints, dreams and the formation of healing cults. Before joining the ESF/Otka project, she has been a research fellow at Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks), where she prepared her book for publication by CUP (Temple Sleep in Byzantium).

  • Research Fellow
    Year of enrollment: 2000/2001
  • Research Fellow
    PhD degree awarded
    Year of enrollment: 2003/2004

    Stanislava Kuzmová graduated from History and English language and literature at Comenius University in Bratislava before studying at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU (MA, PhD). She defended her PhD dissertation in 2010 and currently works as a postdoctoral researcher on the project "Communicating Sainthood" (OTKA at CEU) associated to the ESF project "Symbols that Bind and Break Communities."

  • Research Fellow
    PhD degree awarded
    Year of enrollment: 1996/1997

    Judit Majorossy graduated from History and English language and literature at Janus Pannonius University in Pécs (Fünfkirchen) before studying at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU (MA, PhD). She defended her PhD dissertation in 2006. Afterwards, she obtained several post-doctoral scholarships in Hungary (Magyary Zoltán Fellowship, OTKA) and was affiliated to the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, but she also had extensive research periods abroad, in Edinburgh at the Advanced Studies Institute with nominated fellowship and in Münster (Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte) with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. As a returning Humboldt-fellow she continues her postdoctoral researcher on the project " Urban Space and Urban Society: Comparative Investigation of the Usage of Space, Social Topography and Social Networks in Western Hungary (1400–1550)" as an alumna at the Department of Medieval Studies.

  • Research Fellow
    PhD degree awarded
    Year of enrollment: 2000/2001

    She obtained her Ph.D. at the Central European University, Department of Medieval Studies in 2009. Her post-doctoral research, supported by OTKA, “Processes of Integration, Identity Construction and the Role of Religion: The Case of the Iraqi Yezidis,” studies the role Yezidi religion in the Kurdish national movement, as well as the impact of modernity and Kurdish nationalism on the construction of Yezidi identity, and the transformation of Yezidi oral tradition and religious institutions in Northern Iraq.