CEMS Research Seminars

CEMS Research Seminars are informal gatherings at which CEMS members as well as colleagues in Vienna present current or recent research. The presentations are around 30 minutes and ample time is left for discussion. The idea is to become more familiar with one another's research and encourage conversations within and beyond CEMS. In this way, we hope to strengthen the internal community and benefit from the excellent scholarship in which our colleagues in the broader Viennese community are engaged.



22 February 2024

Juan Bautista Juan-López, Sailing Beyond the Epic: The Wanderings of Odysseus as Paradigm of Spiritual Virtue in the Writings of Manuel Gabalas

18 January 2024

János Galamb, Bestseller hadith commentaries in the early modern Ottoman Empire: The reception of the works of Mullā 'Ali al-Qārī (d. 1014/1605) in the Balkans and Anatolia

7 December 2023

Eric Fournier (Hamburg University), Exegesis, Exempla and Invective: The Use of Scripture in Facundus’ In Defense of the Three Chapters

30 November 2023

Andrew Hammond, The brief rise and fall of the late Ottoman Islamists and their legacy

25 April 2023

Uta Heil (University of Vienna)
The Apocryphal Day of the Lord: Advertising Sunday Rest with Extra-Canonical Texts

22 March 2023

Radu Mustață 

Between Europe and the Middle East: The Convergence of Christian Traditions in the Syro-Catholic Literature from Malabar at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century 

24 January 2023

Eda Güçlü (CEU)
Seeing like a Sufi: Vision and Place in Aşçı İbrahim Dede's Memoirs

24 November 2022

Veronika Poier (University of Vienna)
The mihrab inscriptions of the Green Complex (1419-1424) for Sultan Mehmed I in Bursa - Mediation between architecture, word, and image

20 October 2022

David Rockwell (CEU)
Looking for Plague in All the Wrong Places: On Using Legislation as Evidence for the Sixth-Century Epidemic

Previous years

Marta Dominguez Diaz (University of Vienna, University of St. Gallen)
The Andalusians of Tunisia, Cultural pride and Privilege longing; Cultural Revivalism at the Crossroads of Identity and Class, Past and Present

Mariya Kiprovska (Ph.D. student, Medieval studies)
Ottoman raiders (akıncı) in Europe: holy Warriors, terrible Turks, Plunderers, auxiliary Troops, opportunist Volunteers, or Slave-hunters? Making sense of the Ottoman Conquest and Slave Society

Carsten Wilke (Medieval Studies/History Department)
In Search of Hebrew Epitaphs from Medieval Constantinople

Volker Menze (Medieval Studies)
The Last Pharaoh of Alexandria: Patriarch Dioscorus and Ecclesiastical Politics in the Later Roman Empire

Robyn Radway (History Department)
The Social Lives of Soldier-Scholars: Friendship Books from Habsburg-Ottoman Battlefields and Rethinking the History of the Long Turkish War

Yektan Turkyilmaz (CEMS post-doc fellow)
Sounds of Empire: Music, Technology and Heritage across the late Ottoman World (1900-1929

Aziz Al-Azmeh (History Department)
Ex Oriente Lux

Matthias Riedl (History Department)
Devils or Allies? Representations of the Ottomans in the Early Reformation (1517-1530)

István Perczel (Medieval Studies)
Exploring the Syrian Christian and the Muslim Archives in South India: What has been done and what should be done?

Emese Muntan (Medieval Studies, Ph.D. candidate)
Global Catholicism and Early Modern Ottoman Europe

Brett Wilson (History Department )
Subduing the Saints: Sufism, Culture, and Nation in Modern Turkey

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

Baukje van den Berg (Medieval Studies)
Eustathios of Thessalonike on Homer and Excellent Oratory

Tijana Krstić (Medieval Studies)
Was there an Ottoman 'Age of Confessionalization'?: Insights gained from the OTTOCONFESSION project (2015-2020)