Zeynep Olgun started her MA in Medieval Studies at Central European University in 2020. She is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of History, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, where she is focusing on Byzantine approaches to, perceptions of, and experiences with the sea.
New Department of Historical Studies to be launched in September 2024!
From next academic year, the Departments of History and Medieval Studies will join forces and launch CEU's new Department of Historical Studies. Together we will continue the proud legacy that the two departments have built over more than three decades and offer expertise that extends across geographical regions, academic disciplines, and historical periods. In the past academic year, students, staff, and faculty came together to develop a shared vision for the future department and dedicated themselves to revising our MA and PhD programs, creating a suite of exciting new graduate degrees.
Do you want to study the past from late antiquity to the present? Are you interested in earning an MA or a PhD in History with course offerings across chronological, regional, and disciplinary boundaries, or a specialized degree in Late Antique & Medieval Studies? Do you want to put yourself on the path to an academic career? Do you want to gain practical skills and experience that will prepare you for jobs in the public sphere, museums, or cultural heritage? CEU's new Department of Historical Studies will make this possible. To be launched in September 2024.
Applications for our new programs are open now.
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.
Anu Mänd received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from CEU in 1996 and 2000. Since 2003 she has worked as senior researcher at the Institute of History of Tallinn University
Dóra Sallay received her Ph.D. degree at CEU in 2008. She is now curator of early Italian paintings (1250-1500) at the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) in Budapest.
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 where currently she is now Professor of Medieval Religious History.
István Bugár was awarded a a PhD in Medieval Studies (CEU, 2003) under the supervision of István Perczel. He has been the head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Debrecen since 2010.
Lovro Kunčević received his PhD in Medieval Studies from CEU in 2012, and is now a researcher at the Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Ragusa (Dubrovnik).
Réka Forrai has an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from CEU. She currently works at the University of Southern Denmark.
Stanislava Kuzmová studied for her MA and PhD in the Department of Medieval Studies. She now works for the Comenius University in Bratislava.