MA Students 2019-2021

One-Year MA (2020/21)

Matej Cermak | Czech Republic

Topic at CEU: The Issues of Hostageship in Late Medieval Bohemia and Poland

Supervisor: Balázs Nagy

Liam Downs-Tepper | USA

Topic at CEU: A Mighty Fortress is Our God: Understanding the Geospatial Logic of Fortified Churches in Transylvania

Supervisors: József Laszlovszky, Béla Zsolt Szakács

Misel Gara | Hungary

Topc at CEU: Agape: Social Aspects of the Early Christian Love-Feast

Supervisors: György Geréby

Shota Matitashvili | Georgia

Topic at CEU: The Canonical Status of the Iberian (Eastern Georgian) Church during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Supervisor: István Perczel

Theres Pattery | India

Topic at CEU: Mind, Body and Soul: A Study of Healing Practices and Medicine among the St. Thomas Christians of Kerala, 1500-1800 CE

Supervisor: István Perczel

Zvonimir Plavec | Croatia

Topic at CEU: Pannonian Slavs in the Context of the Frankish System of Ethnicities

Supervisor: Daniel Ziemann

Fabian Riesinger | Germany

Topic at CEU: Making an Island: The Transformation(s) of Rhodes under Early Ottoman Rule (1522-1560)

Supervisors: Günhan Börekci, Béla Zsolt Szakács

Domagoj Smojver Croatia

Topic at CEU: The Mongol Invasion of Slavonia and Dalmatia: Were the Mongolsas Cruel as the Sources Say?

Supervisors: Balázs Nagy, József Laszlovszky

Olha Stasiuk | Ukraine

Topic at CEU: Per Vim et Metum: Coercion to Marriage and Monasticism in Registers of the Apostolic Penitentiary for Central Europe (1431-1503)

Supervisors: Gerhard Jaritz, Gábor Klaniczay

Jack Wilson | Canada

Topic at CEU: The Role of Nogai in Eastern Europe and the Late Thirteenth-Century Golden Horde: A Reassessment

Supervisors: Balázs Nagy, József Laszlovszky

Two-Year MA (2019 - 2021)

Aleksandar Andjelovic | Serbia

Topic at CEU: Between the Literal and the Literary: Social Background, Linguistic Competence, and the Bible in the Late-Antique Latin Translations of the Vita Antonii

Supervisors: Cristian-Nicolae Gaspar, György Geréby

Aleksandar holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Belgrade, from 2016 and 2018 respectively. For his BA degree, he translated parts of Macrobius’s Saturnalia and Ovidius’s Fasti concerning ancient Roman religion in the classical period and Late Antiquity. At the MA level his thesis, Dictys Cretensis and the Trojan War in John Malalas’s Chronographia, focused mainly on John Malalas and the reception of the classical myth of the Trojan War in Early Byzantine historiography. Aleksandar studied Modern Greek in Athens and Thessaloniki, and actively participated in regional conferences in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Skopje (North Macedonia) and Zadar (Croatia). His main interest is Greek spiritual terminology during Late Antiquity/Early Byzantium, influence of the Scripture on Byzantine Literature and Early Medieval Greek language in general.

Müberra Kapusuz | Turkey

Topic at CEU: A Study on Gelibolulu Mustafa Âlî's Mirror of the Worlds (Mir’atü’l-Avalim): Patronage, Politics, and Millennial Anxieties at the Court of Sultan Murad III (r. 1574–1596)

Supervisors: Günhan Börekci, Tijana Krstic (second reader)

Sebastian Krasnovsky | Slovakia

Topic at CEU: Johannes Filiczki as a Renaissance Man: Identities and Self-Fashioning

Supervisor: Marcell Sebők

Sebastian received his MA degree in Archival Studies and Auxiliary Sciences of History from Comenius University Bratislava. He is also a proud alumnus of Accademia Vivarium Novum in Italy. His research interests lie in medieval and early modern Central Europe, focusing on intellectual and cultural history, reception of classical culture, and relations with Western humanism. He is also interested in archival science and linguistics in general.

Glenn Mills | UK

Topic at CEU: Christianity’s Judicial Voice: Elements of Roman Private Law in Latin Christian Sources (2nd to 5th Century CE)

Supervisor: György Geréby

Glenn began his academic studies at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he embarked on an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Medieval History, graduating in 2019. His literary studies encompassed medieval romance, Older Scots and early Tudor writing, while his historical interests lie in late antique religious and legal history. He was the editor of the student-led St Andrews Historical Journal and has completed research assistantships with the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research and the Medieval and Renaissance Research Group. Beyond this, he has been involved in conservation and heritage projects, fundraising and educational quality review.

Eszter Sajni | Hungary

Topic at CEU: The Ambitious Mystic: Public Sanctity and Its Pitfalls in the Case of Magdalena de la Cruz

Supervisor: Gábor Klaniczay

Faeza Yuldasheva | Russian Federation

Topic at CEU: '"Earnest Penny of Heaven": Idioms of Work, Wealth and Exchange in Middle English Devotional Literature

Supervisor: Gábor Klaniczay