CRS 2023/2024 Best Master's Thesis Award Recipient

June 21, 2024
Kseniia Murastova

The Center for Religious Studies honors each year its students and junior members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and excellence in their academic pursuits in the field of Religious Studies.

Statement on the Gaza War

November 15, 2023

We, the undersigned senior and junior members of, as well as students associated to the Center for Religious Studies at Central European University, feel that it is our duty to raise our voice, together with the UN and many thousands of people worldwide, concerning the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Letter of support for the nomination of Dadivank Monastery and the Armenian cultural heritage in Artsakh-Nagorno Karabakh for Europa Nostra’s “Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites” program

October 3, 2023

Your Excellencies,

On behalf of the Center for Religious Studies of Central European University, we are sending to you this letter in support of ICOMOS Armenia for their nomination of Dadivank Monastery and of the Armenian cultural heritage in Nagorno Karabakh to be inserted in the “Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage Sites 2024” program of Europa Nostra and the Euro- pean Investment Bank.

CRS faculty are presenting at Turkologentag and DAVO 2023, Vienna

September 15, 2023

CEU faculty and students will be at Turkologentag and DAVO next week. Check the program to learn about the roundtables and presentations CEU members will bring and to join the event. 

21 September:


Cankat Kaplan (together with Hasan Karataş), Deconstructing İcazetnames: The Rise and Fall of the Suhrawardi Heritage in the Formation and Periodization of Ottoman Sufism

"Striking from the Margins" Now Available in Arabic

August 9, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the Arabic release of "Striking from the Margins," making it accessible to a wider audience in the Arab world. The book is available here