The History Department has a long tradition of cooperating with regional and international universities and research centers, both on the individual and the institutional level.
Our visiting professors are a natural link between the department and their institutional homes, such as the University of Vienna, Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), the University of Szeged, the Ukrainian Catholic University, the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, the University of Amsterdam, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Our advanced PhD students have had the opportunity to develop and test their teaching skills through courses at other universities (recently in the framework of CEU’s partnership with Princeton University's Global Teaching Lab and the Global Teaching Fellowship program). We also have many Ph.D. alumni appointed in academic positions throughout the region.
In Austria, the History Department partners with several institutions to coordinate teaching and research, and to apply for major public grants. Together with recurring visiting faculty from the Wien Museum, the Department is working closely to integrate cultural institutions across Austria into the curriculum. Many of the Department's partnerships are integrated into the classroom, with workshops, special tours, and site visits in a wide range of institutions including the Austrian National Library, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, MAK, Wien Museum, and the Jewish Museum, as well as local rare books dealers and auction houses.
In Hungary, the History Department partners with several institutions to organize academic training and events – from internships, to small workshops and from doctoral student conferences to large scale international congresses. We work closely with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in teaching and research activities. We also frequently co-host prestigious international visitors for a series of lectures and/or seminars with local partners (like e.g. in the case of the “European Territories Masters’ Program [TEMA] of Atelier Graduate school of ELTE).
In several cases, such cooperation also results in joint research and publication projects. A few recent examples may be mentioned here, too. Several Hungarian institutions formally agreed to see - in some cases extensive - material from their collections reproduced and published in the Habsburg cluster of the project Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires (WAME): Politikatörténeti Intézet, Hungarian National Library, Fővárosi Szabo Ervin Könyvtár, Hadtörténelmi Levéltár). Another joint international project has been the EU-funded Interco-SSH project with the John Wesley Theological College, funded by the European Union.