Faculty Research Seminar II.

Term: 
Winter
Credits: 
1.0
Course Description: 

The Faculty Research Seminar invites the departmental and CEU communities to share, learn about and discuss ongoing research. Presenters – visiting scholars, resident faculty, as well as advanced doctoral students or post-docs – are encouraged to offer work-in-progress (draft book chapters, articles, conference papers) or problematic passages from their sources for discussion, rather than to read refined papers. Topics will cover the whole range of medieval and historical studies at CEU. The Faculty Research Seminar is open to everybody and invites everyone interested to participate actively in the discussions.

JAN 18, 5:30 PM—CEU, POPPER ROOM
Roundtable: What is Global History and is it Applicable for the Middle Ages? (in cooperation with the Current Approaches to Global History—Budapest Series)
Participants: Georgina White (CEMS, CEU), Nada Zečević (MECERN, CEU), Günhan Börekçi (İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi; CEU), Judit Klement (ELTE); moderated by Katalin Szende (CEU) and Balázs Nagy (CEU, ELTE)

FEB 1, 5:30 PM—CEU, GELLNER ROOM
Reading Plato in the East and West: Comparing Histories of Reception
Georgina White (CEMS post-doctoral fellow, CEU)

FEB 15, 5:30 PM—CEU, POPPER ROOM
Emotions and the New Science of Human Nature, 1100-1300: Cross-cultural Perspectives on the History of Affectivity in Song Dynasty China and Medieval Europe
Curie Virág (University of Toronto; CEU)

MARCH 1, 5:30 PM—CEU, GELLNER ROOM
Urban, Spiritual, and Ethnic Communities in Medieval Europe and Asia: Comparative Approaches
Christina Lutter (University of Vienna)

MARCH 8, 5:30 PM—CEU, GELLNER ROOM
Representations of Global History in the Later Middle Ages - And What We Can Learn From It Today
Felicitas Schmieder (Fernuniversität Hagen)

MARCH 29, 5:30 PM—CEU, GELLNER ROOM
Rethinking the Medieval-Modern Divide in World History
Günhan Börekçi (İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi; CEU)

Learning Outcomes: 

Ability to follow lectures by various instructors and engage in scholarly discussion with the speaker and the audience related to the topic of the lecture.

Assessment: 

Either

1. a Class journal on 5 out of the 6 lectures. Min. 600 words (2 pages) or

2. 1 paper on one of the lectures in consultation with the lecturer. Min. 3000 words (10 pages)

 and active participation in the lectures in either way.