Research and Publications

Research Areas

 

Archaeology, Archaeozoology
Faculty: Jozsef Laszlovszky, Alice Choyke
Art History
Faculty: Bela Zsolt Szakacs
Byzantine Studies
political, cultural, intellectual and religious history of the Byzantine empire from the seventh through the fifteenth centuries especially in relation to the Balkans, the Romanian Principalities and in the Caucasus.
Faculty: Volker Menze, Marianne Saghy
Everyday Life and Visual Culture
Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Gabor Klaniczay, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Marcell Sebok, Bela Zsolt Szakacs
Jewish History and Culture
Faculty: Carsten Wilke
Late Antique Studies
the interplay of politics and religion in the fourth- through seventh-century Mediterranean, the formative periods of Christianity and Islam with ramifications far beyond the borders of the Roman Empire and the caliphate. A particular strength of faculty teaching at CEU are the so-called ‘peripheries’ of the late antique empire, especially Syrian Christianity and the Caucasus.
Faculty: Gyorgy Gereby, Niels Gaul,  Volker Menze, Istvan Perczel
- Syriac Studies and Eastern Christianity: Istvan Perczel, Volker Menze
- Late Antique and Medieval Philosophy: Gyorgy Gereby, Istvan Perczel
Medieval Mentalities - Magic, Witchcraft and the Supernatural
Faculty: Gabor Klaniczay, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi
Ottoman Studies
at CEU are explored in the larger context of South-East and Central European as well as Mediterranean history. A variety of courses examine aspects of the Ottoman presence and legacy in Europe (Rumeli) from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries, while being mindful of the regional peculiarities and role of the vast Ottoman territories in Asia and Africa in the overall imperial system. By setting up a dialogue between the regional and central imperial perspectives, Ottoman Studies at CEU offers an innovative framework to study social and cultural history of an empire which left a lasting imprint on the region.
Faculty members: Tijana Krstic
Political History and History of Political Thought
Faculty: Niels Gaul, Gabor Klaniczay, Tijana Krstic, Volker Menze,  Balazs Nagy, Marianne Saghy, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi, Daniel Ziemann
Religion - Ecclesiastical history, Saints and their Cult, Monastic Orders
Faculty: Gabor Klaniczay,Tijana Krstic,  Jozsef Laszlovszky, Volker Menze, Istvan Perczel,Marianne Saghy,Bela Zsolt Szakacs, Daniel Ziemann
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Gabor Klaniczay, Marcell Sebok, Béla Zsolt Szakacs, Katalin Szende, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi 
Urban History and Economic History
Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Balazs Nagy, Katalin Szende
  • Archaeology, Archaeozoology
    Faculty: Alice Choyke, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Judith Rasson 
  • Art History and Visual Culture
    Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Anna Somfai, Bela Zsolt Szakacs, Endre Gyorgy Szonyi
  • Byzantine Studies
    political, cultural, intellectual and religious history of the Byzantine empire from the seventh through the fifteenth centuries especially in relation to the Balkans, the Romanian Principalities and in the Caucasus.
    Faculty: Niels Gaul, Volker Menze
  • Cultural Heritage
    Faculty: Alice Choyke, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Judith Rasson, Marcell Sebok, Katalin Szende
  • Material Culture and Everyday Life
    Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Gabor Klaniczay, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Judith Rasson, Marcell Sebok, Bela Zsolt Szakacs
  • Jewish History and Culture
    Faculty: Carsten Wilke
  • Late Antique Studies
    the interplay of politics and religion in the fourth- through seventh-century Mediterranean, the formative periods of Christianity and Islam with ramifications far beyond the borders of the Roman Empire and the caliphate. A particular strength of faculty teaching at CEU are the so-called ‘peripheries’ of the late antique empire, especially Syrian Christianity and the Caucasus.
    Faculty: Cristian Gaspar, Gyorgy Gereby, Niels Gaul, Volker Menze, Istvan Perczel, Marianne Saghy, Anna Somfai
  • Late Antique and Medieval Philosophy
    Faculty: Gyorgy Gereby, Istvan Perczel
  • Late Antique and Medieval Science
    Anna Somfai
  • Medieval Manuscript Studies
    Anna Somfai, Katalin Szende
  • Medieval Mentalities - Magic, Witchcraft and the Supernatural
    Faculty: Gabor Klaniczay, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi
  • Ottoman Studies
    at CEU are explored in the larger context of South-East and Central European as well as Mediterranean history. A variety of courses examine aspects of the Ottoman presence and legacy in Europe (Rumeli) from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries, while being mindful of the regional peculiarities and role of the vast Ottoman territories in Asia and Africa in the overall imperial system. By setting up a dialogue between the regional and central imperial perspectives, Ottoman Studies at CEU offers an innovative framework to study social and cultural history of an empire which left a lasting imprint on the region.
    Faculty members: Tijana Krstic
  • Palaeography (Latin, Greek)
    Niels Gaul, Anna Somfai, Katalin Szende
  • Political History and History of Political Thought
    Faculty: Janos M. Bak, Niels Gaul, Gabor Klaniczay, Tijana Krstic, Volker Menze,  Balazs Nagy, Marianne Saghy, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi, Daniel Ziemann
  • Religion - Ecclesiastical history, Saints and their Cult, Monastic Orders
    Faculty: Cristian Gaspar, Gabor Klaniczay,Tijana Krstic, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Volker Menze, Istvan Perczel, Marianne Saghy, Bela Zsolt Szakacs, Daniel Ziemann
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
    Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Gabor Klaniczay, Tijana Krstic, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Marcell Sebok, Béla Zsolt Szakacs, Katalin Szende, Gyorgy Endre Szonyi 
  • Syriac Studies and Eastern Christianity
    Faculty: Istvan Perczel, Volker Menze
  • Urban History and Economic History
    Faculty: Gerhard Jaritz, Jozsef Laszlovszky, Balazs Nagy, Katalin Szende

 

Research projects

 

Publications

CEU's Department of Medieval Studies is proud of its strong publishing activity – from the renowned CEU Mediaevalia series, designed to promote Central European history of the Middle Ages among western academiae, via our Annual of Medieval Studies, offering a platform to the work of our distinguished alumni/ae, to the Medieval News, regularly informing the (medieval) world about 'what's on' at the Department.