Hungarian Partnerships

The History Department has a long tradition of cooperating with other Hungarian 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 ELTE, the University of Szeged, and the Institute of History of the Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In addition, some of our faculty members have held part time teaching positions at other universities. Similar personal connections have been forged by our advanced PhD students, who have had the opportunity to develop and test their teaching skills through courses at other universities (recently in the framework of CEU’s Global Teaching Fellowship program), and PhD alumni, who have been appointed in academic positions in Hungary.

Thanks to such connections, the department has extensively relied on colleagues from other Hungarian academic institutions as external members in MA and PhD committees. Conversely, our faculty members frequently participate in MTA doctoral award procedures, as well as PhD defenses and habilitations at ELTE, the University of Szeged, the University of Pécs and the University of Debrecen. Some of our faculty members have permanent advisory board functions, or have been elected as external members e.g. of university doctoral committees, at other Hungarian institutions of higher education. They also assist in quality control procedures by reviewing funding applications submitted to OTKA.

The History Department cooperates with Hungarian partners in organizing academic events – from small workshops through doctoral student conferences to large scale international congresses – on a regular basis. A few recent examples among many include “War and Peace in the History of Political Thought” (the first István Hont Graduate Conference, with ELTE and Péter Pázmány Catholic University, 2015), the “Koraújkorász” conference (conference of young early modernists, ELTE, 2016), a workshop on “Science Studies in Budapest” (bringing together at CEU all Budapest institutions active in the field, 2016), or the 5th International Congress in Global and Universal History (ENIUGH), jointly organized with Corvinus University and the Research Center for the Humanities of MTA (2017). 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.