Religious Studies Field Trip to the Busójárás in Mohács

March 1, 2017

On 26 February 2017, CEU’s Religious Studies students and faculty went to Mohács, Southern Hungary, to observe the annual Busójárás celebrations, a winter banishing ritual of the Šokac (a local Croatian community) dating back to the eighteenth century. The celebration features a turbulent parade of busó, men wearing threatening wooden masks and sheepskin costumes, as well as participants in folk costumes.

Call for Applications: One 3-year PhD Scholarship

January 17, 2017

The Central European University invites applications for one PhD scholarship for its new research project Striking from the Margins. The project, which examines religion and state disintegration in the Middle East, is supported jointly by the University and by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. 

Deadline for applications: February 1st, 2017

For information on the project please visit the website:

Center for Religious Studies Announces Call for Two 2-Year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Positions

October 4, 2016

The CEU Center for Religious Studies is seeking two 2-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellows for the CRS project Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East 

Deadline for applications: 1 November 2016

Carsten Wilke Named Director of the CEU Center for Religious Studies

September 27, 2016

Carsten Wilke, associate professor in the CEU Departments of History and Medieval Studies, has been named director of the Center for Religious Studies. He takes over for University Professor Aziz Al-Azmeh from the History Department.

CRS & IAS Launch "Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East”

September 26, 2016

This month, CEU's Center for Religious Studies and the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU are launching a new, two-year project entitled “Striking from the Margins: Religion, State and Disintegration in the Middle East.” The project seeks a nuanced and complex understanding of the transformations of religion in relation to related changes in state and social structures, most specifically in Syria and Iraq over the past thirty years.