MA Students

One-Year MA (2020/21)

Matej Cermak | Czech Republic

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

Supervisors: Balázs Nagy

Liam Downs-Tepper | USA

Topic at CEU: Justifications for Fortifications: Explaining Styles and Placements of Transylvanian Fortified Churches

Supervisors: József Laszlovszky, Béla Zsolt Szakács

Misel Gara | Hungary

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

Supervisors: György Geréby, István Perczel

Shota Matitashvili | Georgia

Topic at CEU: The Canonical Status of the Georgian Church from the Conversion to the Establishment of Catholicocate (c. 326-473)

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

Supervisors: 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 Mongols as Cruel as the Sources Say?

Supervisors: Balázs Nagy, József Laszlovszky

Olha Stasiuk | Ukraine

Topic at CEU: The Registers of the Apostolic Penitentiary as a Source for Cases of Coercion in Central Europe (1431-1523)

Supervisors: Gerhard Jaritz

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

Year Two (2019/20-2020/21)

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.

Ágnes Font | Hungary
Topic at CEU: Medieval Bone Working in Buda: Operation, Interrelation, and Spatial Distribution of Workshops Between the 14-17th Century

Supervisors: Alice M. Choyke, Katalin Szende

Ágnes received her bachelor’s degree in Medieval and Classical Archaeology at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest. During her MA studies at ELTE, she specialized in archaeozoology. Before commencing her studies at CEU, she worked on archaeological projects in France, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary. In addition to archaeozoology, her current academic interests include medieval bone, antler and ivory working, medieval topography and urbanization, connection between workshops, and medieval handcrafts in general. She also likes flowers.

Müberra Kapusuz | Turkey
Topic at CEU: Against Millennialism: 16th-Century Ottoman Cosmography and Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali’s The Mirror of the Worlds (Mir’atü’l-Avalim)

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.

Giorgi Markozashvili | Georgia
Topic at CEU: Ancient Commentators of Aristotle on Homonymy and Synonymy

Supervisor: György Geréby

Glenn Mills | UK
Topic at CEU: Christianity’s Judicial Voice: Legal Elements in Early Christian Ritual and Rhetoric

Supervisors: 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: 'For Truly my Treasure is Thou': Idioms of Wealth and Poverty in Middle English Devotional Literature

Supervisor: Gábor Klaniczay

Year One (2020/21-2021/22)

Daria Ageeva | Russian Federation

Topic at CEUScribimus et Mandamus: Regulation of Fisheries and Fish Consumption in the Early Modern Venetian Republic in the Face of Ecological Overshoot

Supervisor: Alice Choyke

Ana Adazabal | Argentina, France

Topic at CEU: Medieval Literature and the Shaping of Modern Witchcraft

Supervisors: Gábor Klaniczay

Katarina Balcirakova | Slovakia

Topic at CEU: Development of Christian Rituals of Penance and Excommunication Reconsidered

Supervisors: György Geréby, Gábor Klaniczay

Saranya Chandran | India

Topic at CEU: The Medieval and Early Modern Development of Malayalam Scripts

Supervisors: István Perczel

Agatha Georgescu | Romania

Topic at CEU: Seduction, Marriage and Negotiation: A Study of Seduction Trials from Urban Spaces in Fourteenth-Century England 

Supervisors: Gábor Klaniczay

Marie-Eve Lafontaine | Canada, USA

Topic at CEU: Connoisseurship and Questions of Attribution in the Works of Hieronymus Bosch

Supervisor: Béla Zsolt Szakács

Zeynep Olgun | Turkey

Topic at CEU: Believers, Brokers and Belligerents: The Middle Byzantine Sailor

Supervisor: Baukje van den Berg

Osman Ozdemir | Turkey

Topic at CEU: Decoding a Source-Based Dilemma: The Occupation of Jerusalem by Sassanids in 614 C.E.

Supervisor: Günhan Börekci, István Perczel

Zoe Schwartz | USA

Topic at CEU: Medieval Jewish Communities of Worms and Regensburg and Their Relationship with the City and Authorities

Supervisors: Carsten Wilke

Bogdan Sorinca | Romania

Topic at CEU: Shifting Materialities under Habsburg expansion: The Typologies and Evolution of the Transylvanian Manor House in Early Modernity

Supervisors: Gerhard Jaritz