Ildiko Csepregi

Coordinator of the Center for Hellenic Studies (2006-2007)
Instructor of Latin (2003-2004)
Visiting Faculty (Fall term, 2016-17)

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Ildikó Csepregi (1975) studied Classics and medieval studies, earned her doctorate from the Central European University and the European Doctorate title from the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice. In the past ten years she has been working on the transformation of the practice of temple sleep (incubation) and published on various aspects of non-medical healing. Her research fields include: illness interpretations, illness narratives, ritual healing, miracle accounts, the hagiography of doctor saints, dreams and the formation of healing cults. Before joining the ESF/Otka project, she has been a research fellow at Harvard University (Dumbarton Oaks), where she prepared her book for publication by CUP (Temple Sleep in Byzantium).

Medieval hagiography, History of medicine, Ritual healing, Healing cults of the ancient Greece, Byzantium and medieval Europe Christendom (esp. dream healing), Greek, Byzantine and Latin miraclenarratives, dreams in literature, Senecan drama

Courses taught by Ildiko Csepregi at CEU
Saints, Miracles, Audiences: Genre and Function (2013/2014)
Miracles: From Wonderworkers to Canonized Saints (2016-2017)

Previous employment and teaching
2008-2011: Research assistant, Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
2006. October – 2007 March: Academic Coordinator, Center for Hellenic Traditions, Budapest
2003 January – 2004 May: Instructor of Latin (Classical and Medieval) at the Central European University, in the M.A. program in Medieval Studies
2003: Instructor of Latin language for undergraduates at the Janus Pannonius University, Pécs


PhD in Medieval Studies, CEU, Budapest (2007)
European Doctorate Diploma in the Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean,Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy (2008)
M.A. in Medieval Studies, CEU, Budapest (2001)
M.A. in Classics, Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest (2000)
Fellow of the Invisible College, Budapest (1997-2001)
United World College of the Adriatic, Italy (1995)