Alumni spotlights

Ana Maria Gruia

May 26, 2015

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). With a background in both art history and sociology, Ana Maria Gruia specialized in medieval studies at the CEU (MA, PhD defended in 2009). Since 2007 she has been working at the National History Museum of Transylvania, mainly continuing her research in the field of medieval and early modern stove tile iconography.

András Németh

May 26, 2015

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. The august Vatican Library, inaugurated in the mid-fifteenth century under Popes Nicholas V and Sixtus IV, owns the largest holdings of medieval manuscripts and documents worldwide and attracts researchers of all disciplines from around the globe.

Antonín Kalous

May 26, 2015

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). Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Department of History (where there are three graduates of the Department of Medieval Studies and one of Department of History, CEU) at Palacký University in Olomouc and since 2010 the vice-dean for international relations of the Faculty of Arts of the same university.

Anu Mänd

May 26, 2015

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. Her research interests include social and cultural history of northern Europe in the 14th–16th centuries, but also late-medieval visual culture and gender studies. She has published on urban guilds and confraternities, hospitals, saints’ cults, women and commemoration, etc. Among her books are those based on her Ph.D.

Benedek Láng

May 26, 2015

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. He is a historian of science, specialized on two major topics: late medieval manuscripts of learned magic, and early modern secret communication (artificial languages and cipher systems).