Courses

The Bible played a fundamental role in many and varied ways in the formation of the intellectual (and also material) culture of the Middle Ages. The “language and the logic of the Bible” shaped (in different degrees) the form of the church as an institution, her legal system, the liturgy, the sermons, iconography,...
Instructor: György Geréby
Credits: 2.0
What does it mean to be a scholar in the field of humanities in the Digital Age? How has digital technology transformed research tools and scholarship as such? How does digital technology impact the future of the past? How should scholars in the field of humanities meet these new challenges? Does digital illiteracy...
Instructor: Volodymyr Kulikov
Credits: 2.0
This course offers an overview on the wide range of social practices for managing information, data and knowledge from Antiquity to present times—though not in strict chronological order. Rather, it intends to concentrate on crossover issues with regard to historical records and proofs, heritage management, and...
Instructor: Marcell Sebők, Gabriella Ivacs, Diane Geraci
Credits: 2.0
The Faculty Research Seminar invites the departmental and CEU communities to share, learn about and discuss ongoing research. Presenters – visiting scholars, resident faculty, as well as advanced doctoral students or post-docs – are encouraged to offer work-in-progress (draft book chapters, articles, conference papers...
Instructor: Daniel Ziemann
Credits: 1.0
The historic monuments (e.g. medieval churches, Baroque palaces or Art Nouveau residences) in their present form are never identical with the original building created some centuries ago. Necessarily, they underwent several modifications and restorations, sometimes even anti-restoration. Thus, in order to understand...
Instructor: Béla Zsolt Szakács
Credits: 2.0
The course aims to offer an introduction into the general topic of language as part of the intangible cultural heritage (IHC) as defined in official UNESCO documents such. The course will also address the more specific issue of language policy within the legal and institutional framework created by the UNESCO...
Credits: 2.0
The seminar will discuss medieval monastic culture from different point of views, giving a general overview on Eastern and Western monasticism. It will take into consideration the spiritual, religious, architectural and landscape and environmental aspects of monastic communities from different areas. It will explore...
Instructor: József Laszlovszky
Credits: 2.0
The second half of the fourteenth century marks the beginning of academic education in East Central Europe. In less than two decades, three major centres of learning were founded that are still in existence today: the universities of Prague (1348), Cracow (1364) and Vienna (1365). While their early period was marked...
Instructor: Edit Anna Lukács
Credits: 1.0
Within the realm of public policy, cultural policy – as a complex theory and strategy at the same time – has its distinct position and its own history, nevertheless, it is challenged by a growing criticism. The course, thus, offers an overview of developing such theoretical concepts and practical strategies within a...
Instructor: Marcell Sebők
Credits: 2.0