25 years of Medieval Studies

János M. Bak (1929-2020)

János M. Bak, founding member and Professor Emeritus of CEU Department of Medieval Studies has passed away on 18 June, at the age of 91. Until the last moment of his life, he was an engaged scholar, an authoritative and caring professor, an indefatigable worker for an international cooperation for the advancement of learning and the broadening of the ‘Republic of Letters’.

25 years anniversary celebration - video

The department celebrates its 25th birthday this year. A medieval fair, organized by the students and faculty of the department in March, commemorated this anniversary. Watch the video of the event here!

You can read more about the event with nice photos here.

Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series held 12th time

Since its launch in 2006, the Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series has become a major event of every fall term at CEU, organized by the Department of Medieval Studies and the Department of History. Each year a world-famous historian is invited to give three talks on their current research topic; scholars such as Peter Burke and Dame Averil Cameron have been featured in the series in the past few years.

25 years of Medieval Studies – 100 PhD defenses

On November 2, Andor Kelenhegyi defended his PhD dissertation titled „The Beast between Us. The Construction of Identity and Alterity through Animal Symbolism in Late Antique Jewish and Christian Tradition.” He is the 100th in the line of successful Medieval Studies PhD defenses since Stanko Andrić defended his thesis on the miracles of St John Capistran on Friday, 6 February, 1998, as the very first PhD candidate to defend at CEU.