New article by CEMS junior member Emese Muntan

June 25, 2020

Emese Muntan, "Uneasy Agents of Tridentine Reforms: Catholic Missionaries in Southern Ottoman Hungary and Their Local Competitors in the Early Seventeenth Century," Journal of Early Modern Christianity, Volume 7: Issue 1,  May 2020, pp 151-175.

Tolga U. Esmer's article published in "The Cambridge World History of Violence"

June 16, 2020

Tolga U. Esmer. ‘War, State and the Privatisation of Violence in the Ottoman Empire’, in Robert Antony, Stuart Carroll, and Caroline Dodds Pennock (eds.), The Cambridge World History of Violence, 1500-1800 CE, Vol. III (2020), 194-216.

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CEU Alumna Maria Telegina tells about her experience at CEMS!

June 15, 2020

"I chose Eastern Mediterranean Studies as my specialization to gain a greater understanding of the Eastern Mediterranean and a better grasp of the contemporary state of scholarship on the region. For me, a very important aspect of CEMS is that it offers a truly interdisciplinary curriculum. During my two years in the program, I was able to select a diversity of courses, each approaching the region from the perspectives of different disciplines including history, anthropology, sociology, law and urban studies.

Aziz al-Azmeh's "Times of History: Universal Topics in Islamic Historiography" is published in Arabic

June 10, 2020

Al-Azmeh's widely known Times of History: Universal Topics in Islamic Historiography was first published in 2007. The main concerns of the work are conceptions of time and temporality, the uses of the past, historical periodisation, historical categorisation, and the constitution of historical objects, not least those called "civilisation" and "Islam".

Secularism in the Arab World: Contexts, Ideas and Consequences-book published by CEMS senior member Aziz al-Azmeh

June 10, 2020

This book is a translation of Aziz al-Azmeh’s seminal work Al-'Ilmaniya min mandhur mukhtalif that was first published in Beirut in 1992.

The Wandering Holy Man – book published by CEMS senior member Volker Menze

June 10, 2020

In Peter Brown’s series “Transformation of the Classical Heritage” Volker Menze edited together with Johannes Hahn its 60th volume The Wandering Holy Man. The Life of Barsauma, Christian Asceticism, and Religious Conflict in Late Antique Palestine. Barsauma was a fifth-century Syrian ascetic, archimandrite, and leader of monks, notorious for his extreme asceticism and violent anti-Jewish campaigns across the Holy Land.

CEMS junior member Emese Muntan receives best paper award from RefoRC

October 7, 2019

Emese Muntan has won the RefoRC Paper Award  2019 for her paper Uneasy Agents of Tridentine Reforms—Catholic Missionaries in Southern Ottoman Hungary and Their Local Competitors in the First Half of the Seventeenth Centurypresented at the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference on Early Modern Christianity in May of this year.

CEMS Graduate Conference 2019

July 18, 2019

Cankat Kaplan receives CEMS Best Thesis Award 2019

June 18, 2019

We are delighted to announce that this year CEMS best thesis award goes to Cankat Kaplan (Medieval Studies, 1YMA).