Our department is a thriving part of Central European University (CEU), the only transnational, English-language graduate school in Europe that is accredited both on our continent (in Hungary) and the United States. Our department is part of the CEU School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, which brings together related teaching units (Medieval Studies Department, the Nationalism Studies Program), research centers (Open Society Archives, Pasts, Inc., Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies), and the Religious Studies Program and Jewish Studies. These units and their faculty are dedicated to strengthening the University's commitment to interdisciplinarity and the link between teaching and research.
CEU's Department of History provides an excellent academic gateway to the history of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe. We offer a unique intellectual environment that encourages a comparative and interdisciplinary study of these regions in relation to each other as well as to other parts of Europe and the Middle East. Our department offers one of the few programs in the world that effectively enables students to study comparatively the history of the Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Empires and their successor states. Our department specializes in studies in communism, fascism and authoritarianism.
The Department of History owes its versatility and global outlook mostly to its multi-national, cosmopolitan, and multilingual faculty and student body. Our permanent and recurrent visiting faculty come from Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United States. Over the years, students from over thirty countries on several continents have studied here, stretching from North and South America to East and Southeast Asia. Virtually all our students receive grants, fellowships, as well as other forms of needs- and merit-based financial assistance.
At CEU's Department of History we have built a transnational academic environment that challenges our faculty and students to study the past and present using the most innovative methodologies and theoretical frameworks from a global perspective, and to work closely together and learn from one another in order to produce new knowledge and ground-breaking research.