Annual Religious Studies Best Thesis Award

Since 2014, the Center for Religious Studies has recognized outstanding research by CEU's MA students enrolled in the Specialization Religious Studies. The prize (a book voucher) goes to the author(s) of the theses of the year deemed best on the basis of nominations by supervisors and the evaluation of the CRS Executive Committee.

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Annual Specialization Religious Studies Best Theses Award Recipients 

2015-2016
Povilas Dikavicius (CEU Department of History)
Pompa Funebris: Funeral Rituals and Civic Community in Seventeenth-Century Vilnius

Ines Ivic (CEU Department of Medieval Studies)
The Cult of Saint Jerome in Dalmatia in the Fifteenth and the Sixteenth Centuries

Germain Laigle (CEU Department of International Relations)
Contemporary European Jihadism: Friendship and Counterculture

2014-2015
Roxana Aras (CEU Department of History)
Sacred Smellscapes: the Olfactory in Contemporary Christian and Muslim Lebanese Communities

2013-2014
Emese Muntan  (CEU Department of History)
From Apocalyptic Prophecy to Political Discourse: The Relationship between the Theological and the Political in Reformed Funeral Speeches in Mid-Seventeenth Century Principality of Transylvania