Summer University

Summer University and Religious Studies

The CEU Summer University Program, founded in 1996, hosts high-level, research oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses and workshops. Courses are designed to attract MA and PhD students, junior and post-doctoral researchers, lecturers and professionals, and are given by prominent scholars and policy experts.

Applications from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available. Course descriptions and detailed information about the application procedure, scholarships, etc. are available at http://www.sun.ceu.hu.

More information about the application process is available at www.summer.ceu.hu/apply and the relevant course web sites.

Forthcoming

Jews and Christians between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean: Co-existence and Conflict

Directors
Alexandra Cuffel, Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Istvan Perczel, Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Faculty
Sophia Dege-Mueller, Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Ophira Gamliel, Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Verena Krebs, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Zara Pogossian, Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Barbara Roggema, Centre for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

For more details, follow this link: https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/jewschristians-2017
Course Flyer:  https://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/sites/default/files/course_files/Jews-flyer-2-2017_0.pdf

Past Schools

AY 2015/2016
What Makes us Human? Philosophical and Religious Perspectives in China and the West.
4-15 July 2015 

Directors: 

Curie Virag, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
Gabor Betegh, Faculty of Classics, Christ’s College, Cambridge University, UK

Course Flyer: http://summeruniversity.ceu.edu/sites/default/files/course_files/What_Makes-flyer-2016_1.pdf

AY 2014/2015
Religion and Violence in Global Perspective 

Directors: 
Matthias Riedl, Central European University, Department of History, Budapest, Hungary
Brett Wilson, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

For more details, follow this link: http://summer.ceu.hu/religiousviolence-2015
Course Flyer: http://summer.ceu.hu/sites/default/files/course_files/Religious-flyer-2015.pdf

AY 2012/2013
Religion and Realism in Political Thought - Historical Perspecitves and Recent Developments 
In co-operation with the Department of Political Science, Duke University, USA, and theInstitute of Political ScienceFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Directors: 
Matthias Riedl, Central European University, Department of History, Budapest, Hungary
Hans Jörg-Segwart, Institute of Political Science, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Faculty:
Michael A. Gillespie, Duke University, Department of Political Science, Durham, US
Alison McQueen, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, USA
Mark Philip, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK
Alexander Astrov, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary 
Harvey C. Mansfield, Government Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Matt Sleat, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK
Mark Philip, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, UK
Hendrick Hanson, Department of Comparative Government and International Law, Andrassy University, Budapest, Hungary

For more details, follow this link: http://www.summer.ceu.hu/religion-2013

AY 2009/2010
Messianism - Jewish and Christian Perspectives.

Directors:
Michael L. Miller, Central European University, Nationalisms Studies Program/Jewish Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Matthias Riedl, Central European University, Department of History, Budapest, Hungary

Faculty:
Ida Fröhlich, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hebrew Studies, Budapest, Hungary
Michael A. Gillespie, Duke University, Department of Political Science, Durham, US
Malachi Hacohen, Duke University, Department of History, Durham, US
Moshe Idel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies, Israel
Vlad Naumescu, Central European University, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Hungary

 

AY 2007/2008
Religion and Politics: The Presence of the Sacred and Secular Traditions in Europe and the Middle East.

Directors:
Matthias Riedl, History Department, Central European University, Budapest
Jürgen Gebhardt, Political Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Bavarian-American Academy, Munich

Faculty:
Emilio Gentile, Department of Political Studies, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
György Geréby, Medieval Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest;
Jürgen Miethke, Historisches Seminar, University of Heidelberg
Yossef Schwartz, The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Georges Tamer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University, Columbus

 

AY 2004/2005
Bookish Traditions: Authority and the Book in Scripturalist
Religion.

Directors:
Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Faculty:
Mohammed Haddad, University of Tunis
Daniel Madigan, Institutio di Studi su Religioni e Culture, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Jonathan Sheehan, Indiana University, Bloomington
Guy Stroumsa, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Brian Stock, Department of English, University of Toronto

 

AY 2003/2004
Reconsidering Islamic Reformism - Comparative Perspectives.

Directors:
Aziz Al-Azmeh, Central European University, Budapest
Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Central European University, Budapest

Faculty:
Said Amir Arjomand, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Mushirul Hasan, Jamia Millia Islamiya and Jawaharlal University, New Delhi
Jacques Waardenburg, Emeritus, University of Lausanne
Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, Utrecht University and Cairo University