Spring Term 2021

June 22 2021, 18.00

Book Launch: György E. Szőnyi: John Dee and the Doctrine of Magical Exaltation. In Serbian translation by Noel Putnik

May 19 2021, 12.40

Matthias Ried: Devils or Allies? Representations of the Ottomans in the Early Reformation (1517-1530) (CEMS Research Seminar)

May 6 2021, 17.30

Cemil Aydin: Ottoman Intellectuals on the Empire Question During the Long 19th Century|Intellectuals & Empire (CEMS "Intellectuals and Empire" lecture series)

Winter Term 2021

April 8 2021, 17.30

Nuha Alshaar: Intellectuals and Political Power in the Būyid Period: Emerging Modes of Knowledge Production (CEMS "Intellectuals and Empire" lecture series)

March 1 2021, 17.30

Lyndal Roper: Manhood, Revolt and Emotion: The German Peasants’ War 1524-6 - Lecture 1: Emotion in the German Peasants' War

Lyndal Roper: Manhood, Revolt and Emotion: The German Peasants’ War 1524-6 - Lecture 2: Band of Brothers

Lyndal Roper: Manhood, Revolt and Emotion: The German Peasants’ War 1524-6 - Lecture 3: Space and Movement

(NZD Annual Lecture Series)

February 4 2021, 17.30

Katharina Ivanyi: Exhorting the Sultan: Birgivī Meḥmed Efendī’s Dhukhr al-Mulūk in Context (CEMS "Intellectuals and Empire" lecture series)

January 26, 17.30

Sam Gilchrist Hall: A 'notable foundation of hearsay': Creative Appropriations of Troy in Shakespeare, Chaucer and Chapman (History Department research seminar series)

Fall Term 2020

December 20 2020, 12.40

Günhan Börekçi: Challenges of a New Research Project: Mapping out Networks of Power and Patronage Relations among the Ottoman Ruling Elite (1570s-1640s) (CEMS Research Seminar)

November 19 2020, 17.30

Róbert Somos: Ethics in Origen’s Explanations of the Psalms

Winter Term 2020

10 March 2020, 18:00
Public lecture by Rebekka Voß: The Jewish Messiah as Antichrist: Christian Apocalypticism and Jewish Responses in Reformation Germany (organized by the Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Religious Studies)

20 February 2020, 17:30
Public lecture by Nathalie Clayer: Sufism in Transition: Bektashism in the Late Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Spaces (organized by the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies)

Lecture series: Devlet and Divan: Mystical and State Authorities in Early Modernity (organized by the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies)

Giuseppe CecereThe Friends of God Are the True Kings. Sufi Perspectives on Sanctity and Sovereignty in Mamluk Egypt, 30 January 2020, 17:30-19:30

Ferenc Péter Csirké: Shiite Propaganda between Iran and the Ottoman Empire: Gharibi of Menteshe, 13 February 2020, 17:30-19:30

Sajjad Rizvi: Shah-e darvish-dust’: Sufism and Political Theology in Safavid Isfahan under ‘Abbas II, 27 February 2020, 17:30-19:30

January 10-11 2020
Workshop: Visible and Invisible Borders Between Christians and the Muslims in the Early Modern World

December 3-5 2019, 17:30
2019 Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture
Carlo Ginzburg: Secularism and Its Ambiguities - Three Case Studies
Part 1: Forging the People - Machiavelli, Michelangelo
Part 2: Sacred Sociology
Part 3: Fake News? An Old New Story

November 27-30 2019
Conference: Imperial Mysticisms: Piety and Power in Early Modern Empires from a Global Perspective (organized by the Center for Religious Studies)

28 October 2019, 17:30
Public lecture by Frank Baron: The Myths of Faust and the Pact with the Devil (book launch organized by the Center for Religious Studies)

17-18 October 2019
International conference: Parliaments, Interests, Convictions: European Trajectories in the Late 17th – Mid-19th Centuries (organized by the Hungarian National Archives in cooperation with CEU as well as the Hungarian and the Austrian Societies for Eighteenth-Century Studies)

11 June, 2019, 17:30

Public lecture by Carla Hesse: The Spirit of Revolutionary Law: Foundational Justice and the Politics of Legitimation in Republican France

5 June, 2019, 13:30-14:30
Discussion and launch of the book Reformations in Hungary in the Age of the Ottoman Conquest by Pál Ács (organized by the Institute for Advanced Study)

30 May, 2019, 17:30
Public lecture by Beat Kumin: How much is too much? Negotiating boundaries of excess in early modern drinking cultures

13 May, 2019, 16:30
Public lecture by Roger Chartier The Present in the Past. History, Memory Fiction (organized by the Institute for Advanced Study and Atelier - Department of European Social Sciences and Historiography at ELTE)

10 May, 2019, 16:00-17:30
The regular meeting of the Early Modern Studies Reading Group to discuss Elif Akçetin and Suraiya Faroqhi, eds., Living the Good Life: Consumption in the Qing and Ottoman Empires of the Eighteenth Century

9 May, 2019, 17:30-19:30
Public lecture by Sarah Lynch A ‘German Renaissance Architect’ on the Ottoman-Hungarian Borderlands: Interpretation of Problems, Problems of Interpretation (organized by the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies)

27-27 April, 2019
The 13th Annual Graduate Conference in European History GRACEH 2019: "Negotiating Hierarchies"Keynote by Christina Brauner (Berlin) and papers by early modernists Ivan Kirpichnikov (Moscow), Stanislav Mohylnyi (Bonn), Kateryna Pasichnyk (Halle), and Alberto Sánchez Camacho (Florence) on "Social Mobility and its Limits in Early Modern Empires”

11 April, 2019, 17:00-18:30
Public lecture by 
Dániel Margócsy Reading Machiavelli in 1943 Hungary. The lecture is organized by the History Department, the Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies and the Advanced Certificate in Political Thought program

21 March, 2019, 18:00-19:30
IAS annual lecture: Maria Theresa and Catholic Enlightenment by Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger. Prof Stollberg-Rilinger will also give a talk (in German) at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on 22 March at 11am: Maria Theresia – Zur Entzauberung des Mythos

International Workshop European Jacobins and Republicanism Hosted by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) “Reconsidering Jacobinism”, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and Pasts, Inc Center for Historical Studies, Department of History (CEU)

6 March, 2019, 17:30-19:00
Public lecture by Kiss Farkas Gabor: Hiding behind Antiquity: Self-Censorship in Renaissance Prose and Poetry. The lecture is organized by the department of Medieval Studies at CEU

31 January, 2019, 17:30
Public lecture by Tamás Kiss: The New Ottomanist Frontier: Analyzing Ottoman Turkish Documents Computationally. The lecture is organized by Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

24 January, 2019, 17:30
Public lecture by Emily Neumeier: Confronting the Ottoman Baroque in Republican Istanbul

16 & 23 January, 2019, 19:00-21:00
Film screening, filmmakers' commentaries, and public lecture by Josefine Baark and Christian Laursen: Translating History into Film: Early Modern Sino-European Technology and Aesthetics Through the Lens of Contemporary Academic Filmmaking

15 January, 2019, 15:30-17:30
Workshop Apotheosis, Sacred Space, and Political Authority in Japan 1486-1599 organized by the Advanced Certificate in Political Thought (ACPT) specialization, its History of Political Thought Research Group, the Medieval Studies Department and the Institute for Advanced Studies 

12 November, 2018, 13:30-14:30
Research seminar by Robyn Radway: Imperial Networks from the Sixteenth-Century Habsburg House in Constantinople

8 November, 2018, 15:30-17:10
Public lecture by Karl Hall: Atomick Atheists and Plastick Nature: Disquisitions on Matter, Spirit, and Unbelief in the Scientific Revolution

8 November, 2018, 14:30-15:45
Public lecture by Paula Findlen: Galileo’s Laughter: Knowledge and Freedom in the Seventeenth Century. This lecture takes place in the framework of the conference Academic Freedom in Historical Perspective

7 November, 2018, 17:30-19:00
Public lecture by Tijana Krstic: Historicizing Sunnism in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (15th-17th Centuries).

6 November, 2018, 17:30
Public lecture by Greg T. Smith: Enlightenment, Juvenile Delinquency and Empire: Britain, 1788-1888.

18 October, 2018, 17:30
Lecture Series' Talk by Marion Romberg: Did Europe Exist in the Parish Before 1800? — A Pictoral Discourse The talk forms part of the lecture series ‘Recent Trends in Habsburg Historiography’.

18 October, 2018, 15:30
Public Session with László Kontler: What’s Left of the Counter-Enlightenment?

1-3 June 2018, 
OTTOCONFESSION project conference: Entangled Confessionalizations? Dialogioc Perspectives on Community and Confession-Building Initiatives  in the Ottoman Empire,  15th-18th Centuries

22 May 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Michael A. Gillespie: The Anti-Trinitarian Origins of Liberalism

16 May 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Michael A. Gillespie: Erasmus and the Idea of Human Freedom

28 March 2018, 17.30
Public lecture: Armenians and other Christian minorities in the Ottoman empire, by Anna Ohanjanyan and Ionut-Alexandru Tudorie

22 March 2018, 17.00
Colloquium Talks by Christian Windler: Missionaries in Persia: Cultural diversity and competing norms in early modern global Catholicism

14 March 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Ines Zupanov: Christian converts in the Portuguese maritime Empire

7 March 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Ute Falasch: The Madāriyya Sufi brotherhood in India: Good Muslims or heretics?

28 February 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Carsten Wilke: Theological debates in the Netherlands in the 17th-century: Jews, Socinians, Arminians and Calvinists

22 February 2018, 17.00
Public lecture by Gelina Harlaftis: IMPERIAL ENTANGLEMENTS AND EXCHANGES IN THE BLACK SEA REGION LECTURE SERIES: Maritime History: The globalization process of the Black Sea in the nineteenth century

14 February 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Eszter Spat: The Discovery of a Religious Minority in the Middle East: Changing Perception of the Yezidis from Western Missionaries to Kurdish Nationalism and Modern Scholarship

31 January 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Lucy Parker: The poet-patriarch Abdisho of Gazarta (d.1570) and the Church of the East in schism

18 January 2018, 17.00

17 January 2018, 17.30
Public lecture by Tomasz Grusiecki: Almost Different but Not Quite: The Dutch Republic, Poland-Lithuania and the Co-dependency of Centre and Periphery

5 December 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Stephan Sander: Lordship and State (De-) Formation Bohemia from the Thirty Years’ War to Charles VI

4 December 2017, 17.30
Workshop by Stephan Sander: New Approaches to the Renaissance Adriatic: The imperial age of Venice and its commonwealth

30 November 2017, 17.00
Public lecture by Jan Hennings: IMPERIAL ENTANGLEMENTS AND EXCHANGES IN THE BLACK SEA REGION LECTURE SERIES: Towards a Biography of an Office: Peter Tolstoi and the First Russian Diplomatic Residence in Istanbul at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century

29 November 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Gyorgy E. Szonyi: Broadening Horizons of Renaissance Humanism - Ranging from Antiquity to the New World

21 November 2017, 15.30
Colloquium Talks by Chris Meyns: Cavendish on Panpsychism and Natural Order

8 November  2017, 15.30
Research Seminar by Hamish Scott: The War of the Spanish Succession: Old Interpretations and New

6-9 November 2017, 
Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series 2017-2018

31 October 2017, 15.30

Colloquium Talks by Charles T. Wolfe: From substantival to functional vitalism and beyond: souls, organisms—and Margaret Cavendish

19 October 2017, 17.30
EMS - Welcome afternoon

11 October 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Michael Korey: New Light on Old Instruments: An Optical Safari in Search of the World's Oldest Surviving Telescopes

27 September 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Farkas Gabor Kiss: The Renaissance and the origins of the concept of the Middle Ages

26 September 2017, 19.00
Concert: J. S. Bach & Philip Glass

26 September 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Martha Chaiklin: Corollaries of Faith: Catholic Missions and Ivory in the Early Modern World

15 June 2017, 17.30
Book launch by Marianna D. Birnbaum and Marcell Sebok: Practices of Coexistence. Constructions of the Other in Early Modern Perceptions.

14 June 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Henry Shapiro: Eremia K‘eōmurchean and the Origins of the Armeno-Turkish Translation Movement in Seventeenth 

24 May 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Pieter Judson: Rethinking the Habsburg Monarchy Rethinking the Habsburg Monarchy and its Legacies in Central Europe

9 May 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Robert Darnton:  Censors at Work: Bourbon France, British India, and Communist East Germany

8 May 2017, 17.30
Book launch by Carsten Wilke: Farewell to Shulamit: Spatial and Social Diversity in the Song of Songs

3 May 2017, 17.30

Public lecture by Jeroen Duindam:  The Global History of Dynasty: a plea for comparison 3 May

23 March 2017, 15.30
Seminar Session by Paul Russel: Hume's Sensible Atheism Between "True Religion" and "Militant Atheism" (location: Nador 11, Room 004)

2 March, 2017, 17.30
Book launch by Jan Hennings: Russia and Courtly Europe: Ritual and the Culture of Diplomacy, 1648–1725.

22 February 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Robyn D. Radway: Muddling East and West: Costume and Identification in the Early Modern Borderlands of Habsburg and Ottoman Europe

16 February 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by Lyndal Roper:  Dreams

31 January 2017, 17.30
Public lecture by  Erich Landsteiner: Commodity Chain and Labour Relations in the Iron and Steel Production of the Innerberg District (Upper Austria/Styria) in the Early Modern Period.

25 January, 11am
Public lecture by Tracey Sowerby: Approaching Religious Differences in Early Modern Diplomacy: Tudor Diplomacy in a Multi-confessional Age

6-9 December, 2016
Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series 2016

1 December, 2016
Public lecture by Bernard Heyberger:  Books, Scholarship, and Eastern Christianity (17th-18th C.)

17 November, 2016
Public lecture by Giancarlo Casale:  Did Alexander the Great Discover America?: Humanist Debate in Ottoman Istanbul

16 November, 2016, 17.30
Research Seminar:  Syriac Malayalam : Unknown Christian literature from South India by István Perczel

10-12 November, 2016
International Conference: Sacred Polities, Natural Law and the Law of Nations in the 16th-17th Centuries

9 November 2016, 17.30
Research Seminar: Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Gardens of Versailles by Catherine Szántó

9 November 2016, 18.00
Public lecture by Professor Alfred J. Rieber: Current Approaches to Global History - Regionalism in World and Global History: The Case of Ukraine

8 November 2016, 17.30
Colloquium Talks by Sarah Hutton: Goodness in Anne Conway`s Metaphysics

6-8 September, 2016 (University of Oxford)
The Oxford-Princeton-Münster-Budapest-Istanbul Early Modern Workshop: "Material Exchange in the Early Modern World"