1st Central European Graduate Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Central European University, March 25-26, 2017

February 7, 2017

This workshop brings together students based in the Central European region and working on innovative and groundbreaking doctoral projects in Ancient Philosophy. After presenting their work, each student will receive comments from a respondent working in their field followed by an open discussion of the issues and questions arising from their work.


John Dillon (Trinity College Dublin)

A Public Lecture by Georgina White (CEMS Post-doctoral Fellow) on "Reading Plato in the East and West: Comparing Histories of Reception," January 1, 5.30pm, Gellner Room, CEU

January 30, 2017

With the exception of archaeological evidence and a few papyrus finds, the study of the ancient world is the study of its reception – the copies, epitomies, and commentaries of earlier works produced by later scholars. The study of Plato is no different. Our understanding of both the texts themselves and their interpretation relies heavily upon their reception in later periods, and, in particular, the manuscript and exegetical traditions of the Middle Ages.

Mariana Bodnaruk Presents at the First Conference on Byzantine and Medieval Studies, Nicosia (Cyprus), 13-15 January, 2017

January 9, 2017

Mariana Bodnaruk, CEMS Junior Member and PhD Candidate at the Medieval Studies Department, is going to present a paper entitled "Inscriptions of Late Antique and Early Byzantine Cyprus: The Imperial and Senatorial Self-Representation," at the First Conference on Byzanine and Medieval Studies, Nicosia (Cyprus), 13–15 January, 2017. The conference is organized by the Byzantinist Society of Cyprus.

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Proceedings of the Third CEMS International Graduate Conference Published

December 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the Third CEMS International Graduate Conference (Budapest, May 30-June 1, 2013), entitled “Tradition and Transformation: Dissent and Consent in the Mediterranean” have been published by Solivagus Verlag. The volume is edited by Mihail Mitrea, doctoral candidate in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. We would like to thank to Mihail, as well as to the contributors for their work on the volume!

Call for Papers: Fifth CEMS International Graduate Conference, June 1-3, 2017

November 7, 2016

The Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at Central European University and its junior members are proud to announce the forthcoming Fifth International Graduate Conference on Building, Bending, and Breaking Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean World.