Doctoral Students by Enrollment Year

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Enrollment Year 2023/24

  • Ageeva, Daria| Russia 
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Was There Plenty of Fish in the Sea?  Early Modern Fisheries of the Eastern Adriatic in the Time of Climate Change
    Supervisor: Katalin Szende 
  • Bennett, Nelson| New Zeland 
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Chaos and Opportunity: Women in Power in Late Antiquity
  • Lafontaine, Marie-Eve| USA
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Vice, Virtue and Contemplation: Transfers of Affect and Emotion in the Spolia of Medieval Reliquaries
    Supervisor: Béla Zsolt Szakács
  • Rácz, Bernát| Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Reliquaries with Stories: The Pétermonostora Plaques and Other 12th-Century Mosan Phylacteries with Narratives
    Supervisor: Béla Zsolt Szakács
  • Vlachou, Olga| Greece
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Social Networks and Prosopography of 12th-Century Byzantium
    Supervisor: Baukje van den Berg

Enrollment Year 2022/23

  • Bena, Samuel| Slovakia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: All the King's Men: Military Service, Royal Army and the Noble Leagues in Late Medieval Bohemia (1413–1465)
    Supervisors: Éloïse Adde and Balázs Nagy
  • Chandran, Saranya| India
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Creating Digital Humanities Tools for Garshuni Malayalam
    Supervisor: István Perczel
  • Morozova, Anastasiia| Ukraine
    Provisional doctoral doctoral dissertation title: Sint laeti qui tristitiam fideliter pertulerunt: Emotions, Culture, Rhetoric and Social Relations in Cassiodorus's Texts
    Supervisors: Cristian Gașpar and Volker Menze
  • Özdemir, Osman| Turkey
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Narrative Space in Liturgical Experience: A Comparative Study of Hagiopolite, Constantinopolitan, and Syriac Liturgies
    Supervisors: István Perczel and Volker Menze
  • Schuil, Karsten| Netherlands
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Life-Changing Journeys to Rome
    Supervisor: Gábor Klaniczay
  • Wilson, Jack| Canada
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Golden Horde's First Time of Troubles: Political, Demographic and Environmental Crisis in the Jochid
    Supervisors: Balázs Nagy and József Laszlovszky

Enrollment Year 2021/22

  • Olha Stasiuk| Ukraine
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Protect the Unprotected: Personae Miserabiles in Canon Law from 11th to 13th Centuries
    Supervisor: Daniel Ziemann
  • Tymoshevskyi, Roman | Ukraine
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Art of Deposition: Royal Dethronement in England and the Holy Roman Empire 1298–1400
    Supervisor: Daniel Ziemann
  • Yerebakan, Hakan| Turkey
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Laughing in Offense and Defense: Early Modern Ottoman Humour and Invective
  • Supervisor: Tijana Krstić

Enrollment Year 2020/21

  • Božič, Anja| Slovenia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Praising Saints or Preaching Eloquence: Humanist Orations in Honor of St. Jerome 
    Supervisor: Cristian Gașpar and Baukje van den Berg
  • Buso, Vania| Italy
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Engagement of Women in the Legal Culture(s) of Northern Italy and Bavaria, 8th-10th c.
    Supervisor: Daniel Ziemann and Gerhard Jaritz
  • Galamb János | Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Ḥadīth Culture in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Eastern Mediterranean
    Supervisor: Tijana Krstić
  • Kiprovska, Mariya| Bulgaria
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Rationalizing Empire-Building: The Role of the Frontier Elites in the Ottoman State-Building process, 14th – 16th Centuries
    Supervisor: Tijana Krstić
  • Machalski, Michal| Poland
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Loyalty, Trust and Authority in the Fragmented Poland (1138-1320)
    Supervisor: Katalin Szende and Balazs Nagy
  • Ramchandani, Vijay| India
    Joint PhD Fellowship with the Environmental Sciences and Policy Department
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: A Study of Grassroots Approach to Biocultural Heritage and Sustainable Development in Western India
    Supervisor: Alice Choyke

Enrollment Year 2019/20

  • Joy, Merin Emy| India
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Paravur Dialogues: A Debate between Four Religions in an Early Modern Garshuni Malayalam Manuscript from South India
    Supervisor: Istvan Perczel
  • Juan Lopez, Juan Butista| Spain
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Reading Homer and the Old Testament in the early 14th century. Manuel Gabalas’ interpretation of the Odyssey and the Sayings of the Prophets. 
    Supervisor: Baukje Van Den Berg
  • Kaplan, Cankat| Turkey
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Another Sunnism: Ottoman Sufis' Reception of Shiite Doctrines in the Sixteenth Century
    Supervisor: Tijana Krstic
  • Kotus, Karolina| Poland
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Patriarch as a Politician: Cyril Loucaris (d. 1638) and His Role in the Ottoman Diplomacy with Russia.
    Supervisor: Tijana Krstic
  • Rockwell, David| United States of America
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Justinian’s Conniving Bankers Guild Lobbying and the Imperial Bureaucracy in 6th-Century Byzantium
    Supervisor: Volker Menze
  • Rubio Arevalo, Juan Manuel| Colombia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Crusades and Scripture: The Bible in Crusader Epic and Preaching
    Supervisors: Volker Menze (primary supervisor), Daniel Kline (external supervisor)
  • Snider, Jason| United States of America
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: A Strategic Analysis of the Entire Castle System Bestowed Upon the Teutonic Order within the Banates of Severin and Sibi
    Supervisor: Jozsef Laszlovszky

Enrollment Year 2018/19

  • Hlaca, Tea| Croatia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Century Wall Painting in Istria: Stylistic, Iconographic, and Historical Analysis
    Supervisor: Bela Zsolt Szakacs
  • Kalashnikova, Olga | The Russian Federation
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Father of the Bohemian Reformation: Iohannes Milicius de Cremsir's Criticism of the Church in Pre-Hussite Bohemia
    Supervisor: Gabor Klaniczay
  • Katona, Csete| Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Formation and Function of Military Retinues in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia During the 9th-11th c.
    Supervisor: Jozsef Laszlovszky
  • Kinde, Anna| Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: 

    The Function of Cathedral Spaces in Late Medieval Central Europe (c. 1300-1563)
    Supervisor: Bela Zsolt Szakacs

  • Longo, Gaetano| Italy
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title:Damascius' Aporetical Metaphysics in Relation to His Interpretation of Plato's Parmenides
    Supervisor: Gyorgy Gereby

Enrollment Year 2017/18

  • Dereli, Çiçek| Turkey
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title:Glorious Past and Threating Future: The Monastery of Saint John the Forerunner of Studios
    Supervisor: Jozsef Laszlovszky
  • Komori Tünde | Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: TA Network of Consumption: The Distribution of Luxury Ceramics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (16th - 17th centuries)
    Supervisor: Katalin Szende and Jozsef Laszlovszky
  • Milenković, Dunja| Serbia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Competence and Competitivity of the Byzantine Intellectual: The Case of Theodore Prodromos
    Supervisor: Gyorgy Gereby, Baukje van den Berg
  • Miljan, Sanja| Croatia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Organization and Activity of Franciscans in Medieval Dalmatia
    Supervisor: Gabor Klaniczay

Enrollment Year 2016/17

  • Knox, Daniel | New Zealand
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Ennodius of Pavia and Social Networks in Ostrogothic Italy
    Supervisor: Volker Menze

Enrollment Year 2015/16

  • Hayrapetyan, Piruza| Armenia
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Image of the Virgin Mary in Armenian Gandzes: Comparative Study with Syriac Marian Hymns
    Supervisor: István Perczel
  • Theologou, Anastasia | Greece
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: Mother Nature vs Father Creator: On the Creation of the World
    Supervisor: István Perczel, István Bodnár

Enrollment Year 2014/15

  • Pető, Zsuzsanna | Hungary
    Provisional doctoral dissertation title: The Hermits of the King, the Hermits of the People: Pauline Monastic Space in the Carpathian Basin until the Mid-Fifteenth Century
    Supervisor: József Laszlovszky, Katalin Szende