Mustafa Ada Kök wins CEMS Best Thesis Award 2024

June 27, 2024

Ada's thesis on “The Antichrist in Purple: Ecclesiastical Invectives Against Constantius II” supervised by Volker Menze is a thorough study of polemical works by the bishops Athanasius of Alexandria, Hilary of Poitiers and Lucifer of Cagliari against the Emperor Constantius II (337-361). Church-State relations and the interactions between their protagonists are very broad themes when it comes to the post-Constantinian Roman empire; here Ada has picked a crucial aspect of these interactions at the crossroads of religious, intellectual and political history.

CEU Alumna Zeynep Olgun shares her experience at CEMS

May 14, 2024

Zeynep Olgun is a PhD student in History at the University of Cambridge, Newnham College. She graduated from the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU with an Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies in 2022. Her MA thesis titled " A Sailor's Life for Me: The Middle Byzantine Sailor on Board and at Port" was supervised by Baukje van den Berg and won the EMS best thesis award.

New publication by CEMS Director M. Brett Wilson

September 13, 2023

Nur Baba: A Sufi Novel of Late Ottoman Istanbul
By Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu

M. Brett Wilson (Editor and Translator)

This first-ever English translation of Nur Baba – a classic of modern Turkish literature written by Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu – offers a unique window into Sufi lodges, social dilemmas, and intellectual life in early twentieth-century Istanbul.

Check out CEU faculty and students presenting at Turkologentag and DAVO 2023, Vienna

September 10, 2023

CEU faculty and students are presenting papers and chairing sessions at Turkologentag and DAVO this month! Don't miss!

21 September:


Cankat Kaplan (together with Hasan Karataş), Deconstructing İcazetnames: The Rise and Fall of the Suhrawardi Heritage in the Formation and Periodization of Ottoman Sufism

Raife Cemre Kumla, Being, Belonging: Gendered Mechanisms of Sexual Violence in Nation-Making

Andrei Dumitrescu wins CEMS Best Thesis Award 2023

June 21, 2023

CEMS Best Thesis Award for MA students in the Advanced Certificate Program in Eastern Mediterranean Studies this year goes to Andrei Dumitrescu (Medieval Studies, 2YMA) for his thesis "The Visionary Emperor: Constantine the Great and the Archangel Michael in Late Fifteenth-Century Moldavian Representations," supervised by Prof. Baukje van den Berg.

Congratulations, Andrei :)

Rethinking Arab History, Society, and Culture - A Conference in Honor of Aziz Al-Azmeh (2022)

May 17, 2023

Call for Papers: Humans and Nature in the Mediterranean Landscape

February 22, 2023

Call for Papers

CEMS Graduate Conference

Humans and Nature in the Mediterranean Landscape

Keynote Speaker: Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers University-Newark)

May 30-31, 2023

Central European University, Vienna

Call for Papers: From Ctesiphon to Toledo: A Comparative View on Early Church Councils in East and West

January 30, 2023

Call for Papers

From Ctesiphon to Toledo:
A Comparative View on Early Church Councils in East and West
October 12-13, 2023
Central European University, Vienna