Roy Kimmey

Country of origin: United States

“The cosmopolitan character of CEU’s student body and teaching staff was one of the many reasons I applied to the University. The diversity of backgrounds and experiences my colleagues bring to the classroom has broadened my knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe in a way that I can truly begin to place my research in a comparative frame. And the conversations I had with classmates outside the seminar rooms continue to enrich my understanding of contemporary politics in a rapidly changing part of Europe.”

Central European University’s Department of History offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on Eastern, Central and Western Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Central Asia. The department has gained worldwide recognition as a center of excellence in comparative and transnational history. It is recognized for its innovative directions in research, teaching and theoretical reflection. The international faculty offers a wide range of expertise, extending from the history of the Habsburg, Romanov and Ottoman Empires to study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century; from religious studies to numerous aspects of cultural, intellectual and social history.

Programs offered

  • Master of Arts in Comparative History / 1 year
  • Master of Arts in Comparative History: From 1500 to Present Time / 2 years
  • Master of Arts in European Women’s and Gender History (MATILDA) / 2 years

Research areas

  • History of fascism
  • History of Habsburg, Ottoman and Romanov empires
  • Religious studies
  • Cultural history
  • Early modern history
  • Gender studies
  • Intellectual history
  • Labor History
  • Urban studies
  • Visual Studies

Why CEU?

  • Students and faculty from 116 countries
  • Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
  • Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
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