Máté Rigó (MA 2009, PhD candidate, Cornell University). "CEU has one of the strongest concentrations of scholars working on East-Central Europe within Anglo-American academia, and as I was committed to study the history of the region I decided to apply. My year as an M.A. student at the CEU History Department enabled me to achieve a thorough grounding in regional historiography, and become familiar with multiple perspectives, theories and methods of writing history, ranging from intellectual, urban and cultural history. I am indebted to CEU for the academic training I've received and the valuable friendships formed with students of my class, most of whom continued to study East-Central European history all around Europe and North-America."