Leeds International Medieval Congress

July 7, 2023

Conducted over a somewhat rainy week, this year’s Leeds International Medieval Congress was well attended by CEU faculty and students. On the morning of Monday, July 3, our professor Anna Somfrai gave her keynote, addressing the genesis and working of the physical and intellectual networks embedded in and based on medieval manuscripts.

Leeds IMC Spotlight: The Netting of the Body, Senses and Soul in Late Antiquity from the 3rd to the 6th Centuries

June 30, 2023

Anastasia Theologou, who is writing her CEU PhD dissertation on Plotinus and Sympatheia, is organizing a panel at this year’s International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England. Her panel will present Neoplatonic ideas about the soul, senses and body in late antiquity from both Christian and pagan thinkers to an audience of medievalists from around the world. The four papers by Anastasia herself, István Perczel, Gaetano Longo and Andra Jugănaru will discuss interpretations by a range of late antique philosophers.

Tanasa Award Recipients Announced

June 21, 2023

The department is pleased to announce the recipents of this year's Tanasa Award

Prague Field Trip

June 13, 2023

Between May 22 and May 26, students, staff and faculty from the department visited Czechia on an academic field trip. Highlights of the trip included visits to the triforium of Prague Cathedral, the silver mines at Kut Hora, and archaeological excavations at Vyšehrad.

Bak Award Recipients Announced

April 27, 2023

The Department of Medieval Studies is delighted to announce that the recipients of the János Bak Award for 2023-24 will be Ahmet Demirel and Nicholas Tayler. Each will receive 2000 EUR to support study in one of the MA programs in Medieval Studies at CEU.

Ahmet’s thesis will explore The Ottoman-Habsburg encounter in the context of the Protestant Church Reformation, and Nicholas will look at Hungary, Lotharingia and the Walloons of the Eger Valley - A Case of International Entanglement.