Professor Brett Wilson holds seminars on "Translating Mysticism: Conceptual Problems, Challenges, and Opportunities" at Fscire

October 6, 2021

The seminars will take place between October 20-21, 2021 at FSCIRE, Palermo.

For details, see here.

Professor Jan Hennings joins the workshop on "The Time of Diplomacy" at the European University Institute

October 6, 2021

The workshop on "The Time of Diplomacy"  takes place at the European University in Florence on October 6, 2021. Prof. Jan Hennings (CEMS senior member) will discuss the transformation of the field of Diplomatic History over the last decade.

For details, see here.

Maria Golovina wins EMS Best Thesis Award 2021

July 20, 2021

CEMS Best Thesis Award for MA students in the Advanced Certificate Program in Eastern Mediterranean Studies this year goes to Mariia Golovina (History, 2YMA) for her thesis “Knowledge and Reciprocal Diplomacy: Alberto Vimina’s Embassy to Moscow (1655) and Ivan Chemodanov’s Embassy to Venice (1656)” supervised by Professor Jan Hennings and Tijana Krstic.

Congratulations, Maria!

Ottoman Intellectuals on the Empire Question During the Long 19th Century I Cemil Aydin

May 31, 2021

New Publication: Historicizing Sunni Islam in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1450-c. 1750

October 5, 2020

Historicizing Sunni Islam in the Ottoman Empire, c. 1450-c. 1750. Edited by Tijana Krstić and Derin Terzioğlu. Leiden: Brill, 2020

This important volume is a result of the ERC Ottconfession project lead by our CEMS senior member Tijana Krstic!

CEU Alumnus John Kee about his Experience at CEMS

July 20, 2020

John is currently pursuing a PhD in Byzantine Greek with the Department of Classics at Harvard University. He received his MA from the Department of Medieval Studies with an Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies in 2019. His thesis, entitled “Narrating the Byzantine Border: Wilderness Landscape in Kekaumenos and Digenes Akrites,” was supervised by Volker Menze and Baukje van den Berg

Merve Demirkan wins EMS Best Thesis Award 2020

July 15, 2020

We are delighted to inform you that the CEMS-award for the best MA-thesis (which includes 250 EUR)  written by a student who signed up for the Advanced Certificate in Eastern Mediterranean Studies  this year goes to Rabia Merve Demirkan Aydogan(History, 2YMA) for a thesis on "Schools for the Holy City: Education, Imperial Loyalty and Missionaries in Late Ottoman Jerusalem, 1876-1909."

Congratulations, Merve!

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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