ACRS PhD Students

JUAN MANUEL RUBIO AREVALO

DEPARTMENT: Medieval Studies
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2019
COUNTRY: Columbia

Thesis: Crusades and Scripture: The Use of the Bible in Crusader Epic and Preaching
 
Juan Manuel studied history at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He has a master's degree in history from the same university and an MA in medieval studies from CEU. He is currently a PhD candidate in medieval studies at CEU and his research deals with the use of Scripture in the contemporary chronicles of the first to the fifth crusades (1095-1221). His research interests include the history of the crusades, Church history, Biblical Exegesis, literary criticism, and the portrayal of the Middle Ages and religion in popular media, mostly in (but not limited to) video games.
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CICEK DERELI

DEPARTMENT: Medieval Studies
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2017
COUNTRY: Turkey

Thesis: Narrating the Monumental Biography of the Monastery of Saint John the Forerunner of Studios

Çiçek Dereli holds a BA in German Literature, Linguistics and Didactics from Marmara University in Istanbul (2007) and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from Central European University in Budapest (2017). In her MA thesis, she introduced three interwoven narratives of the Monastery of Saint John the Forerunner of Studios: the historical, the visual and the heritage oriented. The visual narrative formed the key-stone of her research and was presented in the form of a visual catalog. Her current PhD project focuses on the historical, religious, memorial and cultural biography of the Monastery of Saint John the Forerunner of Studios.

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VILIUS KUBEKAS

DEPARTMENT: HISTORY
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2016
COUNTRY: LITHUANIA

Thesis: Lithuanian Catholic Intellectuals Facing the Second World War

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NIKOLA PANTIC

DEPARTMENT: HISTORY
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2015
COUNTRY: SERBIA

 

Thesis: Networks of the Holy: The Levantine Sufis and Religious Practices in the Ottoman Eighteenth Century

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OLEKSII RUDENKO

DEPARTMENT: HISTORY
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2020
COUNTRY: UKRAINE

Doctoral project: The Classical Tradition and Shaping Myths of Origins in Early Modern East-Central Europe
I have been interested in religion, in particular diverse confessions of Christianity since my childhood, being raised in a devoted Protestant family. My doctoral project at CEU investigates the creation of the early modern 'national' origin myths in Poland, Lithuania and Ruthenia; a process, which was largely conducted by the Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and later also Uniate authors. How could their faith and the interplay between the Biblical and the Greek-Roman tradition shape the early modern myth-construction is one of the most driving elements of my research. 

Barnabás Szabó


DEPARTMENT: HISTORY
YEAR OF ENROLLMENT: 2017
COUNTRY: Hungary

Thesis: Churches Wedding the Union: Comparing 18th-century Scotland and Catalonia