New: MA in Museum Studies

November 23, 2023

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new MA in Museum Studies which we will be offering in collaboration with Wien Museum from September 2024. Applications are open now! This two-year master’s program combines CEU’s multidisciplinary curriculum in historical studies with practical, hands-on training in Vienna's city museum and internship opportunities in the city’s rich museum scene. The master’s degree prepares students for international careers in the museum world.

Natalie Zemon Davis (1928-2023)

October 24, 2023

The Departments of History and Medieval Studies are mourning the loss of a great scholar and friend of Central European University. To us, Natalie Zemon Davis was much more than an outstanding, inspirational historian whose seminal contributions have changed the face of the profession. She was a close friend of many members of our departments and of our entire community.

Emma Goldman Award 2023 for Eszter Varsa

October 6, 2023
Eszter Varsa, post-doctoral researcher in the ERC Advanced Grant project ZARAH, has won the Emma Goldman Award 2023 for her work in the field of gender history, material inequality, and the history of Roma.
The FLAX Foundation awards the Emma Goldman Awards to talented and engaged scholars working on feminist and inequality issues in Europe since 2020. The award ceremony was hosted by the IWM in Vienna.
Photo credit: Zsolt Marton

Nur Baba A Sufi Novel of Late Ottoman Istanbul

September 28, 2023

By Yakup Kadri KaraosmanoğluM. Brett Wilson (Editor and Translator)

This first-ever English translation of Nur Baba – a classic of modern Turkish literature written by Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu – offers a unique window into Sufi lodges, social dilemmas, and intellectual life in early twentieth-century Istanbul.

Portraits of Empires Habsburg Albums from the German House in Ottoman Constantinople

September 28, 2023

by Robyn Dora Radway

In the late 16th century, hundreds of travelers made their way to the Habsburg ambassador's residence, known as the German House, in Constantinople. In this centrally located inn, subjects of the emperor found food, wine, shelter, and good company—and left an incredible collection of albums filled with images, messages, decorated papers, and more.