Study the medieval world from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, Byzantium, or the Ottoman empire from various angles in a multidisciplinary department with a highly spirited and international student body! Learn Greek, Latin, Syriac or Ottoman Turkish on a stipend. The Department of Medieval Studies provides intellectually challenging comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period from c.300 to c.1600. Our growing international prestige and wide network of alumni/ae testify to our successful work past and present.

Alumni Spotlights

Ana Maria Gruia

Ana Maria Gruia is a museographer at the National History Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca; and post-doctoral project leader at the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca (2011-2013).

András Németh

András Németh received his PhD in Medieval Studies from CEU in 2010, and is now a permanent curator of Greek manuscripts in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

Antonín Kalous

Antonín Kalous is a CEU graduate with an MA in Medieval Studies (2000) who received his PhD in History from Palacký University in Olomouc (2005).

Anu Mänd

Anu Mänd received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from CEU in 1996 and 2000. Since 2003 she works as senior researcher at the Institute of History of Tallinn University. In 2005, she was a founding member of the Centre for Medieval Studies there.

Benedek Láng

Benedek Láng is a historian (MA, Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, 1998) and a medievalist (PhD, Central European University, Medieval Studies Department, 2003). At present, he works as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. In 2012-13, he was a fellow in the Collegium de Lyon.

Damir Karbić

Damir Karbić graduated in history and archaeology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb (1988) and continued his education at the Department of Medieval Studies of the CEU (1993-2000), where he defended his PhD Thesis on the history of Croatian noble kindred of the Šubići in 2000.

Dóra Sallay

Dóra Sallay received her Ph.D. degree at CEU in 2008. At that time she was the curator of Italian paintings at the Christian Museum (Keresztény Múzeum) in Esztergom (1998–2008).

Előd Nemerkényi

Előd Nemerkényi is a graduate of Classics, Medieval Studies, and History. Specializing in Medieval Latin and the classical tradition in the Middle Ages, he received his PhD in Medieval Studies in 2004.

Emese Sarkadi Nagy

Emese Sarkadi Nagy studied history and art history at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj (Kolozsvár, Romania), then received an MA in Medieval Studies at CEU in 2000. She defended her PhD at CEU Medieval Studies in 2008. Her main field of interest is medieval art with special reference to altarpieces in Transylvania.

Emilia Jamroziak

Emilia Jamroziak received her M.A. in Medieval Studies from CEU in 1997 and went on to gain PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001.

Etleva Lala

Etleva Lala is adjuct lecturer of the Albanian Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Fabrizio Conti

Fabrizio Conti, teaches Medieval Christianity and Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe in the Department of History at the Ohio State University - Columbus (US) in Spring 2015.

Giedrė Mickūnaitė

Giedrė Mickūnaitė holds MA (1997) and PhD (2002) in Medieval Studies from the Central European University in Budapest. She is an associate professor at the Department of Art History and Theory of the Vilnius Academy of Arts.

Irene Barbiera

Irene Barbiera received her PhD in Medieval Studies from CEU in 2004. She is currently CEU 20th anniversary research fellow at the Department of Medieval Studies.

István Bugár

István Bugár was awarded a PhD in History of Philosophy (HAS, 1999), subsequently a PhD in Medieval Studies (CEU, 2003) under the supervision of István Perczel, finally a dr.habil in History of Philosophy (University of Debrecen, 2007).

Iulia Caproş

Iulia Caproş has received her first degree in Philology at the State University in Chișnău, Moldova and worked as a lecturer at the Department of Classical Philology of the same institution. She defended her Doctoral Thesis at CEU in 2010.

Kateřina Horníčková

Kateřina Horníčková studied art history, classical archaeology (Mgr., Charles University, Prague) and Medieval Studies (M.A., Ph.D., Central European University, Budapest). In 2000, she was awarded the FCO/OSI Scholarship to study art history at the Oxford University.

Levan Gigineishvili

Levan Gigineishvili graduated in the Medieval Studies PhD program in 2000, then returned to Tbilisi where he started to give lectures in Byzantine literature at the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Neo-Greek Studies (Javakishvili Tbilisi State University). He held this position till 2005.

Lovro Kunčević

Lovro Kunčević - Institute for Historical Science, Dubrovnik

Lucie Doležalová

Lucie Doležalová received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from CEU in 2001 and 2005, and her habilitation from the Charles University in Prague in 2012.

Nada Zečević

Nada Zečević received her PhD degree at the Medieval Studies Department in 2004, with a focus on the Italian Tocco family in Latin Greece.

Ottó Gecser

Ottó Gecser holds an MA in Sociology from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and an MA in Medieval Studies from CEU, where he has also earned his PhD (Medieval Studies, 2007).

Péter Bokody

Péter Bokody is assistant professor of Art History at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest) and recurrent visiting professor at McDaniel College (Budapest).

Réka Forrai

Réka Forrai has a degree in Classical Philology from Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, and an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from CEU. She defended her PhD dissertation entitled The Interpreter of the Popes: the Translation Project of Anastasius Bibliothecarius in 2008.

Rozana Vojvoda

Rozana Vojvoda received her PhD degree at CEU in 2011 with a topic on Dalmatian illuminated manuscripts written in Beneventan script. From 2005 she is employed as a curator in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Dubrovnik.

Stanislava Kuzmová

Stanislava Kuzmová graduated from History and English language and literature at Comenius University in Bratislava (MA) before studying at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU (MA, PhD).

Vasco La Salvia

Soon after having gained his PhD from the Medieval Studies Department Vasco La Salvia became Lecturer in Archeology at the University of Chieti, Italy. His main fields of interest are the economy and the technology in transition between Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

Victor Alexandrov

Victor Alexandrov received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from CEU in 2004. In the Fall Semester of academic year 2005–2006 he was a Fellow at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington DC, an institute administered by the Trustees for Harvard University.

Vladimir Baranov

Vladimir Baranov is a part-time lecturer of art history at Novosibirsk State University (Department of the History of Culture); his research focuses on problems related to the Byzantine Iconoclasm. He also works as art-therapist at the pediatric unit of the Hospital at the Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine.

Zara Pogossian

Since her graduation at CEU (PhD in 2011) Zara Pogossian has been teaching at the American University of Rome and the John Cabot University, Rome. Her dissertation was published as The Letter of Love and Concord: A Revised Diplomatic Edition with Historical and Textual Comments and English Translation (Brill: 2011).

Zoran Ladić

Zoran Ladić graduated in the Medieval Studies PhD program in 2002. From 1989 he is employed as assistant-research fellow at the Department for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb, where his current position is research coordinator.

Zrinka Nikolić Jakus

Zrinka Nikolić Jakus (ex Zrinka Nikolić) defended her PhD on formation of Dalmatian urban nobility in 2004. Her current position is Associate Professor at Department of History (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) at University of Zagreb where she teaches courses on Croatian medieval history, family, women, and nobility.