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Updated: 13:55 Jun 02, 2010  

Founded in 1992 and by now more than fifteen years of age, we remain strongly committed to our mission of providing high-quality postgraduate education in multidisciplinary Medieval Studies. Our growing international prestige and wide network of alumni/ae testify to our successful work past and present.

The Department currently invites applications for its three internationally accredited degree programs, for the coming academic year 2010/11:

MA in Medieval Studies (one year)
MA in Interdisciplinary Historical Studies (two years)
PhD in Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies (three to six years)"

The Department provides an inspiring and dynamic research environment and a culturally diverse, friendly and close-knit social community. With a faculty/student ratio of 3:1, we offer intensive and individually tailored supervision that is mindful of the linguistic, theoretical and methodological requirements of each student's research project.

An MA in Medieval Studies from CEU will prepare you for the best doctoral schools in the world, where some of our alumni are currently pursuing their postgraduate careers (please take a moment to browse our placement stats). At the same time, our PhD graduates have gone on to assume leading positions in regional academia, or win highly competitive postdoctoral fellowships in international research centres in preparation for an international career. Full financial support is available for both MA and PhD applicants.

In order to allow our students to focus on those aspects of late antique, medieval, and early modern history closest to their interests, we invite successful MA and PhD applicants to join one of four departmental areas of specialty in research and teaching. At the same time, however, students are encouraged to attend lectures and classes from other fields that would enrich their academic experience at CEU:

I—Western, Central, and Eastern European History of the Middle Ages
II—The Eastern Mediterranean from Constantine the Great to Süleyman the Magnificent
III—History of Medieval Religion, Philosophy, and Science
IV―Material Culture of the Middle Ages

On average, the Department accepts about twenty MA and six PhD students per academic year into its striving and highly international community.

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Forthcoming publications

Medieval News 9-10

Annual of Medieval Studies at CEU Vol. 14

... et usque ad ultimum terrae The Apostolic Penitentiary in Local Contexts 10

Conference / Workshop
On the Fringes of Alchemy
8-10 July 2010

Summer University
Challenges in the Research and Management of Townscape and Cultural Heritage
June 21-27, 2010

Public Lectures
Just War and Just Rebellion
on June 3

Public Lectures
Economy and Religion. The experience of the Mendicant Orders. (Thirteenth to Fifteenth Century)
on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Public Lectures
The Battles of Kosovo 1389 and 1448: Recurring Themes and Varying Narratives in History and Oral Tradtion
on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Conference / Workshop
“Biography and Identity: Dilemmas and Opportunities” - 4th Annual Graduate Conference in European History (GRACEH)
6-9 May, 2010

Public Lectures
Koh Ker (Cambodia): A Tenth Century Royal Centre of the Angkorian Civilization (Results of a New Research Project)
on Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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