2022/2023 MEDS Fall Term Public Lectures

September 20, 2022

Public Lectures in Medieval Studies

Fall Term 2022/2023

These lectures will be held on Wednesdays, starting at 17:40. All lectures are hybrid. If you wish to attend in person, please email medstud@ceu.edu. If attending online, please email the same address and a zoom link will be sent to you.



28 September

The Department of Medieval Studies announces that, to its greatest sorrow, it has felt obliged to cancel the public lecture by Mikhail Kizilov, an alumnus of the department, former supervisee of the late János Bak, and recipient of the János Bak Fellowship grant. While Mihail Kizilov’s academic achievements earned him the János Bak Fellowship grant, it has been brought to our attention that he has recently and repeatedly made statements that suggest he supports and justifies the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  

The whole faculty and staff of the department condemns in the severest terms this unjust war.


12 October                        

The Reception of Syriac Scientific and Exegetical Texts in Early Medieval Jewish Literature.

Tamás Visi, Palacky University, Olomouc


19 October                        

Helene Kottannerin. Queen Elizabeth’s Lady-in-Waiting Who Stole the Hungarian Crown. A Book Project.

Julia Burkhardt, University of Munich & Christina Lutter, University of Vienna


9 November                     

Cities of Copper, Silver and Gold. Doing Research on Lower Hungarian Mining Towns.

Milan Georgievski, Slovak National Museum, Spring 2022 Bak Fellow


23 November                   

Picturing the Passion: Devotional Strategies in the Passional of the Abbess Kunigunde.

Lenka Panušková, Czech Academy of Sciences


7 December                      

Behind the scenes of Notre Dame reconstruction. Historical restoration, technical requirements, and the decision-making process.

Agnès Adde, Directrice d'activité multi-fluides - ALTERNET SA, Paris


One further lecture will added to the schedule.