Why Join CRS? Alumni Perspectives

ACRS Alumna Katalin Pataki

I received an e-mail at the beginning of my studies at CEU that drew my attention on the Religious Studies Program. I already had experience in working on various types of archival sources produced by and/or about religious orders in late eighteenth-century Hungary and I wanted to improve my professional literacy in order to develop a suitable theoretical background for their interpretation.

ACRS Alumnus Yuriy Kosulap

When I applied to the Department of History at CEU I was looking for a program connected with a study of religion and the SRS, with its interdisciplinary approaches, seemed to fit my interests perfectly. From the very outset I felt really lucky to participate in the program because I got a chance to chose from a variety of courses offered by the SRS and to obtain a certificate in addition to my CEU Master’s diploma.

ACRS Alumnus Nikoloz Aleksidze

I found out about the SRS when I arrived in Budapest and we could choose specializations. I did not deliberate too much over what specialization to choose as I was always interested in theology and religious studies, especially in the interaction of religion and political thought.

My thesis was about the seventh century Monoenergist and Monothelite controversies and its repercussions in the Caucasian region. I tried to reconstruct the biography of one of the initiators of the controversy, Kyros of Alexandria.