Visiting Faculty in Previous Academic Years

Academic Year 2020/2021

  • András Vadas
    Course in the Fall term
    Climate Catastrophe, Pandemic and the Kangaroo Island: Environmental History of the Pre-Modern World
  • Dora Ivanisevic
    Course in the Winter term: The Age of Constantine: The Later Roman Empire in the Making
  • Judit Majorossy
    Courses in the Winter term: Historiography II: Grand Debates in Central European History; Reading Medieval Documents (Medieval Latin, Old German and English)
  • Ágnes Korondi
    Course in the Spring term: Transmitting Devotional Trends: Books and Religious Idea(l)s in Late Medieval East Central Europe
  • Nóra Berend
    Course in the Spring term: Defenders of Christendom:  The Evolution of an Idea
  • Edit Lukács
    Course in the Spring term: The Medieval University of Vienna: History, Sciences, Concepts
  • Katharina Ivanyi (invited by CEMS)
    Course in the Spring term: Islamic and Imperial Law in the Late Medieval and  Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Academic Year 2019/2020

  • Stephanos Efthymiadis
    Course in the Winter term
    Core class and tutorial on Greek Literature and Language in the Byzantine Era (Fourth-Fifteenth Centuries), Selected Texts; Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Sketching a Political and Social History (532–1453)
  • Anna Boreczky
    Course in the Spring term: Late Antique, Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • András Németh
    Course in the Spring term: The Vatican Library: A History and Research Possibilities

Academic Year 2018/2019

  • Margarita Voulgaropoulou
    Visiting Faculty, Central European University
    Course in the Fall term: Byzantine Art in the Medieval Balkans: Eastern and Western perspectives
  • Stanislava Kuzmova
    Comenius University in Bratislava
    Erasmus teaching in the Fall (November)
  • Curie Virag
    School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh
    Course in the Winter: Emotional Spaces: Comparative Approaches to Architecture, Landscape and the City
  • Baukje van den Berg
    Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Medieval Research, Division of Byzantine Research, currently working at the Department of Medieval Studies, CEU from the academic year 2019/20
    Course in the Winter term: CC: Byzantine Secular Literature (330-1453): Between Tradition and Innovation
  • Tamás Karáth
    Assistant Professor, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
    Recurrent Visiting Faculty, Department of Medieval Studies, CEU
    Courses in the Fall and Winter terms:
    Reading and Early Modern English Sources: A Beginner’s Course I-II
  • Gottfried Hagen
    Professor, Turkish Studies; Department Chair
    University of Michigan
    Course in the Spring term: Ottoman Mentality: How the World Works, According to Evliya Çelebi and Others
  • Christian Krötzl
    Professor of General History
    University of Tampere
    Course in the Spring term: Saints, Pilgrims and Identities between Unity and Diversity – Hagiographic Regions in Medieval Europe
  • David Malkiel
    Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History
    Bar-Ilan University
    Course in the Spring term: Readings in the Thought of Moses Maimonides
  • Nicholas Purcell
    Camden Professor of Ancient History
    University of Oxford
    Course in the Spring term: Liquid Continents: Ecological Histories of the Mediterranean and its Neighbours

Academic Year 2017/2018

  • Günhan Börekçi
    Courses: Fall term: CC + tutorial: Sources, Methods and New Perspectives in Ottoman History (15th to 18th centuries); Advanced Source Reading Class in Ottoman Historiography (16th-17th Centuries); Winter: CC + tutorial: Dynastic States and Royal Courts in Early Modern Eurasian History (1450-1700), Advanced Source Reading Class in Ottoman Historiography II
  • Felicitas Schmieder
    Historical Institute, FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany)
    Course: How to Read Medieval Maps: A neglected source for answers on many different questions (12th to 16th c.)
  • Edit Anna Lukacs 
    Institute of Austrian Historical Research, University of Vienna (Austria)
    Course: Anonymity in the Medieval History of Thought
  • Beatrice Caseau
    Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)
    Course: Food and Religion: the Byzantine Food Culture
  • Eszter Spat
    Independent Researcher
    Course: The Interface of Religious Orality and Scripturality: Verbal and Written Charms in the Middle East

Academic Year 2016/17

Fall term

Winter term

Spring term guests

  • Edit Anna Lukacs | Institute of Austrian Historical Research, University of Vienna
    Course at CEU: Philosophical and theological traditions at the universities of Central Europe (1370-1420)
  • Luka Spoljaric | University of Zagreb
    Course at CEU: The Diffusion of Renaissance Humanism: The Case of Venetian Dalmatia
  • Zoe Opacic | University of London
    Course at CEU: Charles IV Luxembourg: the Art or Power or the Power of Art in Late Medieval Europe

Academic Year 2015/16

Spring term guests

Fall term 

  • Grigor Boykov | Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridsky", Bulgaria
    Fields of Interest:
    social, demographic, urban
    and architectural history of the Ottoman Balkans
    Course taught at MEDS: The Ottoman Urban Concept: Spatial Transformation and Population Changes in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Cities in the Ottoman Realm
  • Robin Nadeau | University of Exeter, UK
    Fields of Interest: Ancient Greek History; History of the Roman world; Food Studies and Health
    Course taught at MEDS:
    Food and Society from the Roman Empire to the Early Middle Ages 
  • Divna Manolova | Centre for Medieval Literature (University of Southern Denmark and University of York
    Course taught at MEDS: Schoolmasters and Students: Learning and Scholarship in Byzantium
  • Stephanos Efthymiadis
    Course taught at MEDS: Hagia Sophia of Constantinople: Sketching a Political and Social History (532-1204)
  • Csaba Ötvös
    Course taught at MEDS: ATRS – Greek: Reading Plotinus' treatise Against the Gnostics (II.9 [33])
  • Ferenc Ruzsa | Eötvös Lorand University
    Course taught at MEDS: Similar Ideas, Images and Arguments: Ancient Greek and Indian Thought
  • Christoph Neumann | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
    Course taught at MEDS: Ottoman Law in Early Modernity and Modernity
  • Otto Gecser | Eötvös Lorand University
    Course taught at MEDS: Plague in the Later Middle Ages
  • Sara Yildiz | University of St Andrews
    Course taught at MEDS: Christianity and Islam in Medieval Anatolia

Academic Year 2014/15

Academic Year 2013/2014

Academic Year 2012/2013

Academic Year 2011/2012

Academic Year 2010/11

Academic Year 2009/10

  • Raanan Boustan  | Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gábor Buzási | ELTE, Budapest
  • Viktória Cseh | Instructor, Classical Arabic
  • Robert D. Black | University of Leeds
    Hellenic Studies Special Lecture Series, April 21–23, 2010
    Niccolò Machiavelli
    (1) The Florentine and Italian historical context. Machiavelli’s life and his political vocabulary;
    (2) The Prince: context, aims and conclusions;
    (3) The Discourses: context, aims and conclusions
  • Athanasios Markopoulos | University of Athens
    Hellenic Studies Spring Session Seminar, June 1–10, 2010
    Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos and the ‘official’ historiography of the Macedonian dynasty
Visiting Faculty before 2009/10
  • Neven Budak | Professor of Croatian medieval history, University of Zagreb
  • Peter Burke | Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  • Gustav Bayerle | Indiana University
  • Klaus Belke | Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Nóra Berend | St. Catherine’s College Cambridge
  • Nicole Bériou | Université Lumiere, Lyon
  • Marianna Birnbaum | UCLA (emerita)
  • Henrik Birnbaum † | UCLA
  • Ian Blanchard | University of Edinburgh
  • Paul Richard Blum | Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest-Piliscsaba
  • Ursula Borkowska | Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski
  • Daniel Bornstein | Washington University in St. Louis
  • István Bugár | Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest
  • Neithard Bulst | Universitat Bielefeld
  • Sima Cirkovic | Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti, Belgrade
  • Giles Constable | Institue of Advanced Studies, Princeton
  • Nancy van Deusen | Claremont Graduate University
  • Margaret Dimitrova-Draganova | Iugozapaden Universitet "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad
  • Maria Dobozy | University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • Kaspar Elm | Freie Universität, Berlin
  • Robert Evans | Brasenose College, Oxford
  • Tamás Faragó | KSH Demográfiai Kutatóintézet, Budapest
  • Patrick J. Geary | UCLA
  • Michael Gervers | University of Toronto
  • Piotr Górecki | UC Riverside
  • DeLloyd Guth | University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
  • Martin Hinterberger | Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Hana Hlavácková | Ustav dejin umeni AV CR, Prague
  • Richard Hoffman | York University, Downsview, Ontario
  • Wolfram Hörandner | Universität Wien
  • Sergey Ivanov | Institut Slavianovedeniia RAN, Moscow
  • Vladimir Kajlik | American Language Institute, Prague
  • Sergey Karpov | MGU (Lomonosov Moscow State University)
  • Hanna Kassis | UBC, Vancouver (emeritus)
  • Virginia Kaufmann | Princeton University
  • John Klassen | Trinity Western University, Langley, BC
  • Johannes Koder  | Universität Wien
  • Barisa Krekic | UCLA
  • Christian Krötzl | Tampereen Yliopisto Historiatieteen Lajtos, Tampere
  • Hartmut Kugler | Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Jaroslav Kudrna | Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
  • Andreas Kueltzer  | Universität Wien
  • Andrew Louth | University of Durham
  • Paul Magdalino | Koç University
  • Basile Markesinis | Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Robert Markus † | University of Nottingham
  • Ernő Marosi | Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Péter Meller | UC Santa Barbara (emeritus)
  • Ruth Mellinkoff † | UCLA
  • Gerson Moreno-Riano | Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
  • Marco Mostert | Universiteit Utrecht
  • Elissaveta Moussakova | Narodna Biblioteka, Sofia
  • Piroska Nagy | Université de Rouen
  • Janet Nelson | King's College, University of London
  • Richard Newhauser | Trinity University, San Antonio TX
  • Andrew Nicholas Palmer | Independent scholar
  • Nancy Partner | McGill University, Montréal, Que.
  • Evelyne Patlagean † | Université Paris X Nanterre (emerita)
  • Heidemarie Petersen | GWZ Östliches Europa Leipzig
  • Andrei Pippidi | Universitatea din Bucuresti
  • Sylvain Piron | Centre de Recherches Historiques EHESS
  • Walter Pohl | Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Vienna
  • Danielle Regnier-Bohler | Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux
  • Susan Reynolds | Institute of Historical Studies, University of London
  • Michael Richter † | Universität Konstanz
  • Sándor Rot | ELTE, Budapest
  • Samuel Rubenson | Lund Universitet
  • Miri Rubin | University of London
  • Roberto Rusconi | Univ. degli Studi L’Aquila
  • Tamás Sajó | Studiolum, Budapest
  • Bernhard Schimmelpfennig | Universitat Augsburg (emeritus)
  • Ben Schomakers | Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Gottfried Schramm | Universitat Freiburg i. B. (emeritus)
  • Ihor Ševčenko † | Harvard University
  • Dionysios Stathakopoulos  | Universität Wien
  • Carlos Steel | Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • James Ross Sweeney | Pennsylvania State University
  • Tamás Szűcs  | Debreceni Tudományegyetem
  • Oleksij Tolochko | Akademiia Nauk Ukrainy Kyiv
  • Bernhard Töpfer | Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin (emeritus)
  • Richard Unger  | UBC, Vancouver
  • Zsuzsa Urbach  | Museum of Fine Arts,  Budapest
  • Szabolcs de Vajay †  | UNESCO Switzerland
  • Livia Varga † | University of Toronto
  • Vladimir Vavřínek | Slovensky ustav AVCR, Prague
  • Boriana Velčeva | Bulgarskata Akademiia na Naukite
  • László Veszprémy | Hadtörténeti Intézet, Budapest
  • Herwig Wolfram | Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Vinna (emeritus)
  • Jens T. Wollesen † | University of Toronto
  • Ian Wood | University of Leeds
  • Hanna Zaremska | Uniw. M. Kopernika, Torun Inst. Hist. PAN, Warsaw;Historical Institute at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
  • Ferenc Zemplényi † | Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest