Courses

CourseInstructorCredits
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in it"; Cold War fantasies
The two-credit course that is intended both for PhD. and advanced M.A. students, approaches post-World War II history through the lens of Cold War social science on both sides of the ideological divide; ...
2
2YMA Academic Writing - Miklos Lojko
Constructing the historical essay from the generation of ideas through framework and empirical research to the stylistic and notational elements of the final text. ...
2
3rd Year PhD Research Seminar
Research seminar for advanced PhD students nearing completion of the dissertation. For third year students and student more advanced ...
2
A Disintegrated Integration: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1848-1918)
Looking back from the 21st century the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy can be interpreted like an early form of the European Union (common economic system and politics, etc.) This four-credit course will focus on the major structural elements, the ...
4
A Disintegrated Integration: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (1848-1918)
Looking back from the 21st century the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy can be interpreted like an early form of the European Union (common economic system and politics, etc.) This four-credit course will focus on ...
4
Academic Writing for 2YMA - Pre-Session
This course will introduce you to critical reading as a process of evaluating the context and purpose of written texts, and enable you to apply the insights gained from this process to the production of a written critique as an example of ...
0
Academic Writing for Comparative History, 2-Year MA Program
This course is designed to provide a review of the skills, standards, and expectations of the History and Medieval Studies Departments as regards academic writing, the documentation of sources, and oral ...
2
Academic Writing for Comparative History, 2-Year MA Program - Documentation, Argumentation, and Academic Prose Style
This course is designed to provide a review of the skills, standards, and expectations of the History and Medieval Studies Departments as regards the skills of academic writing, the documentation of sources, ...
2
Academic Writing for Comparative History, 2-Year MA Program; Documentation, Argumentation, and Academic Prose Style
This course is designed to provide a review of the skills, standards, and expectations of the History and Medieval Studies Departments as regards academic writing, the documentation of sources, and oral ...
2
Academic Writing I.
The aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practicing, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. In addition ...
2
Academic Writing II.
This course is designed to provide a review of the skills, standards, and expectations of the History and Medieval Studies Departments as regards the skills of academic writing, the documentation of sources, ...
2
Academic Writing IV
Academic Writing IV teaches English language, style and professional text composition skills to advanced students of history to enhance their skills in carrying out professional research, appreciate, ...
2
Advanced Arabic Reading Seminar: Reading Ibn Khaldun
This course is designed to train students in the close reading of classical Arabic texts. It will be based on selections of one of the central texts of Arabic thought, the fourteenth-century Muqaddima of ...
2
Advanced Hungarian Source Reading in Historiography
The purpose of this course is to enable students of Modern History to successfully read and interpret academic texts, secondary as well as primary archival sources, in Hungarian. A limited number of carefully ...
2
Advanced Source Language Practice and Textual Skills: Arabic
This course is designed to train students in the close reading of classical Arabic texts. It will be based on selections from the works of two authors, dealing with historical materials in two different and ...
2
Advanced Source Reading: Medieval Hebrew Text Seminar
This course will provide a practical introduction to the study of Hebrew primary sources from the 9th-16th centuries. In order to allow students of different levels to profit from the class, our weekly ...
Age and Aging in History
Few other categories play a more important role in the shaping of individual lives then age and age-related classifications. Arguably one of the characteristics of modern society is its focus on age as a central determinant of individual ...
2
An Introduction to Central Europe: History, Culture, and Politics (UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR ONLY)
This introductory course is designed to give students a broad overview of the modern history, culture, and politics of Central Europe. While the term “Central Europe” is used as a generic label covering the great diversity of historical ...
APPROACHES TO COUNTER-CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN EAST CENTRAL EUROPE, 1960-1990: ‘NEW WAVE’ AND NEO-AVANTGARDE CINEMA
The course, combined with guest lectures, offers an introduction into the problem of alternative cultural spheres in East-Central Europe from the 1960s to the post-communist transition. It seeks to offer a ...
2
APPROACHES TO COUNTER-CULTURAL MOVEMENTS IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE 1960-1990: ‘NEW WAVE’ AND NEO-AVANTGARDE CINEMA
The course, combined with guest lectures, offers an introduction into the problems of alternative cultural spheres in East-Central Europe from the 1960s to the post-communist transition. It seeks to offer a ...
2
Approaches to Counter-Cultural Movements in East-Central Europe, 1960-1990
The course, combined with a guest lecture series, offers an introduction into the major trends in the theory of sub-culture and an overview of the main developments in East-Central Europe from the 1960s to ...
2
Approaches to the Past
The course is not intended to be another historiography class; the aim is not to map the landscape of history writing in a systematic way.  It is not a survey of key historical concepts. The course ...
Approaching Religion
With an increasing awareness of the role of religion in current affairs, the course aims at introducing theoretical and historical reflections on the nature of religion. The course will provide overviews on ...
2
Approaching Religion
SRS- Mandatory Class. With an increasing awareness of the role of religion in current affairs, the colloquium aims at introducing theoretical and historical reflections on the nature of religion, mainly ...
2
Archives of Living and the Dead Things
Exploring the archives and its matters is to address issues vital to the historian's craft. The archive is a vantage point from which the materiality of pursuit of knowledge about the past can be ...
4
Archives, Evidence and Human Rights
OSA Archivum (Open Society Archives at CEU, www.osaarchivum.org) is an international archival, research and educational institution committed to collect, preserve, provide open access to and actively interpret historic records documenting ...
  • Szekely, Ivan
  • Szilagyi, Csaba
  • Mink, Andras
2
Arts and Politics: Modernism and Modernity in European Art
Appropriate for all students The course is intended to give an overview of the main European artistic trends from Art Nouveau /Secession to Post-Modernism by concentrating on the changing role of the arts ...
2
Aspects of Western Esotericism: ASCENSION ON HIGH FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE LATE-RENAISSANCE
The title of this course is borrowed from Moshe Idel's book published by CEU Press which treats magical ideas and practices in Jewish mysticism aiming at the deification of man, similar to Elijah's ...
2
Backwardness and Periphery in Europe, 18th - 21st Century
The aim of this course is to analyze the variety of ideas concerning relations between the European "Center" and "Periphery" from the Enlightenment until the present. The very terminology ...
4
Biography and Oral History
Oral history is both a genre of historical inquiry and a technique for collecting oral testimonies about historical events and social practices. In this course we will read and discuss theoretical readings ...