Dissertation Topics

Thesis author  Thesis topic  Thesis supervisor  Year of enrollment 
Povilas Dikavicius  Honor in Harmony. Social Unity Based on Ethical Virtue in Early-Modern Poland-Lithuania Matthias Riedl 2016/2017 
Bari, László Bence Goarding Knots: National Movements and State Politics in Central and Eastern Europe in the Long 19th Century Balázs Trencsényi 2016/2017 
Kende, Ágnes Memories of Stone: The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance in Hungary and Germany, 1980-2014 Constantin Iordachi 2016/2017 
Kubekas , Vilius Lithuanian Catholic Intellectuals Facing the Second World War Balázs Trencsényi 2016/2017 
Ludlova, Nikola Social Engineering in Socialist Czechoslovakia. Biopolitics as a Tool of Transforming and Controlling Gypsy Subjects. 2016/2017 
Lyapov, Filip The Crown's Thorns: Balkan Dictatorship and the Army Constantin Iordachi 2016/2017 
Muhonen, Riikkamari The Connections of Moscow-based People's Friendship University with the Developing World 1960-1982: A Case Study of Soviet Soft Power and Transnational Relations Charles Shaw  2016/2017 
Papushina, Anastasia Concepts of Death and Suffering in Revolutionary Festivals: Comparing the Experience of French and Russian Revolution Marsha Siefert 2016/2017 
Bystryk, Aliaksandr From Poets to Statesmen: Transformation of the Belarusian National Movement in the Time of the European Crisis (1914-1921). Alexei Miller 2015/2016 
Georgiev, Georgi Feedback from the Secret Radio: Comparative History of Gathering Information under Cold War Constraints Constantin Iordachi 2015/2016 
Jelusic, Iva Remembering Women Partisans in Tito’s Yugoslavia Constantin Iordachi 2015/2016 
Kelemen, Ágnes Migration of Numerus Claus Exiles: Hungarian Jewish Students in Interwar Europe Victor Karady 2015/2016 
Kralj, Lovro Paving the Road to Death: Antisemitism in the Ustasha Movement (1929-1945) Constantin Iordachi 2015/2016 
Krizmanics, Réka Writing History in Softening Dictatorships Balázs Trencsényi 2015/2016 
Pantić, Nikola Networks of the Holy: The Levantine Sufi- Ulama Networks and Religious Practices in the Ottoman Eighteenth Century Aziz Alazmeh 2015/2016 
Sciarrino, Blasco Activism and status among politically organized veterans in Italy and Greater Romania, 1918-1945: a comparative and connective study Constantin Iordachi 2015/2016 
Bayley, Imogen In the Waiting Room: Shifting Migration Strategies and the Displaced of the British Zone (1945-1950) Carsten L. Wilke 2014/2015 
Medzibrodszky, Alexandra Christian Socialism in Late Imperial Russia Matthias Riedl 2014/2015 
Miljkovic, Marko How Tito Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb: The Yugoslav Nuclear Program, 1948-1970 Marsha Siefert 2014/2015 
Rimkute, Agne Producing Persons while Making Films: Bureaucracy and Film Industry in the Socialist Republic of Serbia and the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (1957 - 1972) Marsha Siefert 2014/2015 
Warmuth, Nicholas On the Border of Totalitarianism: Camp Society between Ideology and Practice in KZ Flossenbürg, 1938-1945 Constantin Iordachi 2014/2015 
Bilaloglu, Ahmet The “Enlightened” Ottomans: Bookish Innovations and Intellectual Investments in the Long Eighteenth Century
Tolga U. Esmer
Nadia Al-Bagdadi
Erdélyi, Matyas The Making of a Productivist Middle Class. The Students of ‘Commercial’ High Schools in Pre-Socialist Hungary and their Battle for Social Legitimation, Elite Training and Middle-Class Identity
Susan Zimmermann
Karl Hall
Hincu, Adela-Gabriela Studying the Population: Sociological Investigation and Mass Surveillance in Socialist Romania, 1965-1977 Balázs Trencsényi 2013/2014 
Mézes, Ádám Doubt and Diagnosis: Medical Experts Facing the Supernatural in 18th century Habsburg Monarchy László Kontler 2013/2014 
Pataki, Katalin Discourses on Social Utility in the Eighteenth-century Habsburg Empire László Kontler 2013/2014 
Pjecha, Martin Discourses of Violence in the Hussite Movement Matthias Riedl 2013/2014 
Berecz, Ágoston Chapters from the Political Life of Names. The Nationalisation of Names and Naming in Dualist Hungary. Balázs Trencsényi 2012/2013 
Janusauskas, Tadas Meeting Points of Jews and Lithuanians during the interwar period:alliances and clashes 2012/2013 
Koshulap, Yuriy Confessional Nationalism and Unification Policies of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky in the Interwar Galicia Matthias Riedl 2012/2013 
Lukic, Dejan Knowledge of the Land and the People: Local Knowledge in Early Geological and Geographical Research in the Yugoslav Lands Karl Hall 2012/2013 
Medved, Mladen Governance and (Under) Development in a Semiperipheral Empire: Croatia, Hungary, and Habsburg Monarchy in Comparative Perspective (1849-1883) Susan Zimmermann 2012/2013 
Posunko, Andriy The Ambiguities of Cossackdom: The Case of the Pontic Steppe, 1775-1830s Alfred J. Rieber 2012/2013 
Sugiyama, Anna Rethinking Institutions: Imperatives of Underground Seminars in the Late Socialist Czechoslovakia and Poland (1970-80s: Podzemni univerzita, uniwersytet latajacy) Karl Hall 2012/2013 
Verde, Aniello The Italian “third way”: strategy and rhetoric of the democratic alternative, 1980-1989 Marsha Siefert 2012/2013 
Bröker, Jan The Symbolic Practices of the ‘Horthy-regime’ – Legitimation, Rituals and the Masses – 1920-1944 Constantin Iordachi 2011/2012 
Cirjan, Mihai-Dan Peasant Indebtedness and Credit Relations in the aftermath of the Great Depression: Reinventing the State by Governing Economic Life in Post-liberal Romania (1931-1942) Balázs Trencsényi 2011/2012 
La Rocca, Francesco Writers of Tales: A Study on National Literary Epic Poetry with a Comparative Analysis of the Albanian and South Slavic Cases György Szőnyi 2011/2012 
Mulej, Oskar Interwar Perspectives on Liberalism in Central Europe: the Czech, Austrian and Slovene National Liberal Heirs, 1918-1934 Maciej Janowski 2011/2012 
Grama, Adrian Laboring Along: Industrial Workers and the Making of Postwar Romania (1944-1955) Marsha Siefert 2010/2011 
Guclu, Eda Social Practices of Property in Ottoman Istanbul, 1865-1900 Tolga U. Esmer 2010/2011 
Iuga, Liliana Reshaping the Historic City under Socialism: State Preservation, Urban Planning, and the Politics of Scarcity in Romania (1945-1977) Constantin Iordachi 2010/2011 
Ivanišević, Dora Epitaphic Culture and Social History in Late Antique Salona (ca. 250 – 600 C.E.) Volker Menze 2010/2011 
Rank, Scott Rethinking Religious Sectarianism: Ottoman Christian-Muslim Polemics, 1867-1915. Tolga U. Esmer 2010/2011 
Sidó, Zsuzsa Hungarian Aristocratic Culture (1825-1914): The Count Andrássy and Károlyi Families' Art Patronage in the Country Houses and Palaces Ilona Sarmany-Parsons 2010/2011 
Voronovici, Alexandr The Ambiguities of Soviet “Piedmonts”: Soviet Borderland Policies in the Ukrainian SSR and the Moldovan ASSR, 1922-1934 Alexei Miller 2010/2011 
Scrob, Mircea  From Mămăligă to Bread as the 'Core' Food of Romanian Villagers: A Consumer-Centered Interpretion of a Dietary Change (1900 - 1980) Constantin Iordachi 2009/2010 
Karpova, Yulia Designer Socialism: The Aesthetic Turn in Soviet Russia after Stalin Marsha Siefert 2009/2010 
Mazanik, Anna Sanitation, Urban Environment and the Politics of Public Health in Late Imperial Moscow Alexei Miller 2009/2010 
Miljan, Goran Young, Militarized, and Radical - The Ustasha Youth Organization, Ideology and Practice, 1941-1945 Constantin Iordachi 2009/2010 
Szegedi, Gábor Good health is the best dowry : marriage counseling, premarital examinations, sex education in Hungary, 1920-1952 Karl Hall 2009/2010 
Szerecz, Thomas Comparative Historians in Hugary between the Neo-Conservative and Communist Eras Maciej Janowski 2009/2010 
Wcislik, Piotr License: The Prefigurative Politics of Polish Dissident Social Media Activism, 1976-1990 Balázs Trencsényi 2009/2010 
Chiriac, Bogdan The Trial of Antonescu group (May 1946) and the Communist takeover of Romania Constantin Iordachi 2008/2009 
Gioielli, Emily ‘White Misrule’: Terror and Political Violence during Hungary’s Long World War I, 1919-1924 Susan Zimmermann 2008/2009 
Kotenko, Anton THE UKRAINIAN PROJECT IN SEARCH OF NATIONAL SPACE,1861-1914 Alexei Miller 2008/2009 
Lorand, Zsofia “Learning a Feminist Language”: The Intellectual History of Feminism in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s
Balázs Trencsényi
Jasmina Lukic
Szele, Aron The Arrow Cross. The Ideology of Hungarian Fascism. A conceptual approach Balázs Trencsényi 2008/2009 
Van den Eeden, Mare In Search of Europe. Ideas of Europe from a Central European Perspective, 1918 - present Constantin Iordachi 2008/2009 
Biliuta Ionut  The archangel's consecrated servants : an inquiry in the relationship between the Romanian Orthodox church and the Iron Guard (1930-1941) Matthias Riedl 2007/2008 
Khripachenko, Tatiana National challenges to decentralization : autonomy and federation in the Russian liberal discourse, 1900-1914 Alexei Miller 2007/2008 
Lember, Uku Silenced Ethnicity: Russian-Estonian Intermarriages in Soviet Estonia (Oral History) Marsha Siefert 2007/2008 
Mestyan, Adam “A garden with mellow fruits of refinement” - Music Theatres and Cultural Politics in Cairo and Istanbul, 1867-1892 Marsha Siefert 2007/2008 
Bohus, Kata Jews, Israelites, Zionists : the Hungarian state's policies on Jewish issues in a comparative perspective (1956-1968) Andras Kovacs 2006/2007 
Olaru, Vasile Writs and measures : symbolic power and the growth of state infrastructure in Wallachia, 1740-1800 Constantin Iordachi 2006/2007 
Paltineanu, Oana Sinziana Calling the Nation. Romanian Nationalism in a Local Context: Brasov during the Dual Monarchy Constantin Iordachi 2006/2007 
Straner, Katalin Science, Translation and the Public: The Hungarian Reception of Darwinism, 1858-1875 Karl Hall 2006/2007 
Szelpal, Livia A Tale of two Hungarian Cities: The Making and Reading of Modern Debrecen and Szeged 1850-1914 Judit Bodnár 2006/2007 
Hariton, Silviu Radian  War Commemorations in Inter-War Romania Constantin Iordachi 2005/2006 
Madunic, Domagoj  "Defensiones Dalmatiae: Governance and Logistics of the Venetian Defensive System in Dalmatia During the War of Crete (1645 - 1669)" László Kontler 2005/2006 
Petrovic, Vladimir  Historians as Expert Witnesses in the Age of Extremes 2005/2006 
Ryzhkov, Vladimir  Political Ideas in the Russian Historical Writing of the Age of Enlightenment : Mikhail Shcherbatov and Nikolai Karamzin László Kontler 2005/2006 
Bădică, Simina Curating communism : a comparative history of museological practices in post-war (1946-1958) and post-communist Romania 2005/2006 
Daniel, Cristian Coping with the Powerful Other: A Comparative Approach to Greek-Slavonic Communities of Rite in Late Medieval Transylvania and the Banat Niels Gaul 2005/2006 
Falina, Maria Pyrrhic Victory: East Orthodox Christianity, Politics and Serbian Nationalism in the Interwar Period Balázs Trencsényi 2005/2006 
Iacob, Bogdan  Stalinism, Historians, and the Nation: History-Production under Communism in Romania (1955-1966) Balázs Trencsényi 2004/2005 
Laczó, Ferenc  Between Assimilation and Catastrophe: Hungarian Jewish Intellectual Discourses in the Shadow of Nazism Victor Karady 2004/2005 
Taylor, Jeffrey  The Birth of the Modern Art Market in Hungary at the "Fin de Sciécle " Ilona Sarmany-Parsons 2004/2005 
Zubak, marko  The Yugoslav Youth Press (1968-1980): Student Movements, Subcultures and Communist Alternative Media Marsha Siefert 2004/2005 
Kármán, Gábor  A 17th Century Odyssey in East Central Europe Katalin Péter 2003/2004 
Kellner, Anikó  Affectionate Interests and Interested Affections László Kontler 2003/2004 
Sandulescu, Valentin Adrian  Revolutionizing Romania from the Right: The Regenerative Project of the Romanian Legionary Movement and its Failure (1927-1937) Roumen Dontchev Daskalov 2003/2004 
Sincan, Anca  Of Middlemen and Intermediaries, Negotiating the State Church Relationship in Communist Romania - The Formative years Nadia Al-Bagdadi 2003/2004 
Szemző, Hanna  The Hungarian Pension System, 1948-1990. Welfare and Politics in a Socialist Country in its European Context Susan Zimmermann 2003/2004 
Craciun , Marioara-Camelia Between Marginal Rebels and Mainstream Critics: Jewish Romanian Intellectuals in the Interwar Period Andras Kovacs 2003/2004 
Cusco, Andrei  Between Nationa and Empire:Russian and Romanian Competing Visions of Bessarabia in the second half of the 19th and early 20th century Alfred J. Rieber 2002/2003 
Ermolaeva, Oxana  The Gulag Microcosm: Life and Death at the White-Sea Baltic Combine of the NKVD, 1933-41 Alfred J. Rieber 2002/2003 
Stancu, Eugen  Engineering the Human Soul. Science Fiction in Communist Romania (1955-1989) Marsha Siefert 2002/2003 
Taki, Victor  Russia on the Danube: Imperial Expansion and Political Reform in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1812-1834 Alfred J. Rieber 2002/2003 
Vincze, Hanna  The Politics of Translation and Transmission. The Beginnings of Political Theorising in the Hungarian Vernacular László Kontler 2002/2003 
Bálint, Emese  Mechanisms of Social Control in an Early Modern Town. The Case of Kolozsvar in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries. Katalin Péter 2001/2002 
Dobrynin, Sergei  Soviet Cinema, Soviet Spaces: Everyday life in Soviet Film ( 1965-1985) Marsha Siefert 2001/2002 
Khalapyan, Hasmik  Woman's Question and Women's Movement Among Ottoman Armenians 1875-1914 Susan Zimmermann 2001/2002 
Loutfi, Anna  Hungarian Family Law and the Struggle for Gender Order, 1848-1913 Susan Zimmermann 2001/2002 
Petkovic, Toni  Rethinking Self-Determination: Serbian Views on the Bosnian Crisis in the 1990s Mária M. Kovács 2001/2002 
Polouektova, Xenia  Foreign Land as a Metaphor of One's Own: Travel and Travel Writing in Russian History and Culture, 1200s-1800s Andras Kovacs 2001/2002 
Polova, Zoryana  Collaboration and Resistance in Western Ukraine (1941-1947) Alfred J. Rieber 2001/2002 
Almási, Gábor  The Uses of Humanism. András Dudith (1533-1589), Johannes Sambucus (1531-1584), and the Humanist Network in East Central Europe Katalin Péter 2000/2001 
Bartha, Anikó  Alienating Labor: Workers on the Road from Socialism to Capitalism in East Germany and Hungary (1968-1989) 2000/2001 
Brkljacic, Maja  (Dis)embodied Presences of Josip Tito. Sounds, Voices, Images 2000/2001 
Crhova, Marie  Modern Jewish Politics in Central Europe: The Jewish Party of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938 Andras Kovacs 2000/2001 
Deák, Éva  Expressing Elite Status through Clothing in Early Modern Europe: The Examples of Gabriel Bethlen and Catherine of Brandenburg Katalin Péter 2000/2001 
Dysa, Kateryna  Witchcraft Trials and Beyond: Right Bank Side Ukrainian Trials of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Katalin Péter 2000/2001 
Roubal, Petr  Embodying Communism: Politics of Mass Gymnastics in Post-War Eastern Europe 2000/2001 
Shek Brnardic, Teodora  The Enlightened Officer at Work: The Educational Projects of the Bohemian Count Franz Joseph Kinsky (1739-1805) László Kontler 2000/2001 
Shlikhta, Natalya  The Survival of the Church under Soviet Rule: A Study in the Life of the Ukrainian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1945-1971 2000/2001 
Szilassy, Eszter  National Assimilation, Assimilated Nation, Nationalism and Linguistic Assimilation in Budapest at the turn of the Twentieth Century Andras Kovacs 2000/2001 
Aleksov, Bojan  Religious Dissent in the Age of Modernization and Nationalism: The Nazarenes in Hungary and Serbia 1850s-1914 Alfred J. Rieber 1999/2000 
Bihari, Péter  A Forgotten Home Front: The Middle Classes and the `Jewish Question` in Hungary during the First World War Victor Karady 1999/2000 
Cheschebec, Roxana  Feminist Ideologies and Activism in Romania(approx 1890-1940s). Nationalism and Internationalism in Romanian Projects for Women's Emancipation Susan Zimmermann 1999/2000 
Kalkandjieva, Daniela  Ecclesio-Political Aspects of the International Activities of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1917-1948 1999/2000 
Kucherova, Darya  Art and Spirituality in making of the Roerich Myth Alfred J. Rieber 1999/2000 
Lafferton, Emese  A History of Hungarian Psychiatry, 1850-1908 Susan Zimmermann 1999/2000 
Lakus, Jelena  Books, Society and Culture, Religious and Political Order in Dalmatia (1815-1848) Drago Roksandic  1999/2000 
Smahgliy, Kateryna  Patron-Clientelism and Ukrainian Political Elites in the 1960-2000s 1999/2000 
Voukov, Nikolai  Monuments between Life and Death: Memory and Representation in Monuments of the Socialist Past in Bulgaria 1999/2000 
Welker, Árpád  Jewish Politics in Hungary. Jewish Parliamentary Politicians, 1867-1890 Victor Karady 1999/2000 
Miller, Jaroslav  Between Middle Ages and Modernity: Urban Societies in East-Central Europe Tóth István György  1998/1999 
Möller Török, Borbála Zsuzsanna  The Informal Politics of Culture: Transylvanian Learned Societies, Civic Networks and the Formation of the Nation-State, 1790-1914. Victor Karady 1998/1999 
Paraianu, Razvan  Octavian Goga, the Sacerdote of Nation. The National Idea from Emancipation to Integrism and Racism Sorin Antohi  1998/1999 
Parveva, Teodora  The Organized Judiciary in Inter-war Bulgaria: The Union of Judges in Defense of the Judicial Independence 1998/1999 
Popa, Maria Raluca  Restructuring and Envisioning Bucharest. The Socialist Project in the Context of Romanian Planning for a Capital, a Fast Changing City and and Inherited Urban Space, 1852-1989 Susan Zimmermann 1998/1999 
Prokopovych, Markian  Architecture, Cultural Politics and National Identity: Lemberg 1772-1918. Entangling National Histories Susan Zimmermann 1998/1999 
Sarkisova, Oksana  Envisioned Communities: Representations of Nationalities in Non-Fiction Cinema in Soviet Russia, 1923-1935 Mária M. Kovács 1998/1999 
Semyonov, Alexander  The Political Language of Russian Liberalism: The Liberation Movement, Constitutional-Democratic Party, and Public Politics in late Imperial Russia Alfred J. Rieber 1998/1999 
Stefanec, Natasa  Diet in Bruck an der Mur (1578) and the Estates on the Croatian, Slavonian and Kanisian Military Border Drago Roksandic  1998/1999 
Szalontai, Balázs  The Failure of De-Stalinization in North Korea, 1953-1964. The DPRK In a Comparative Perspective. Alfred J. Rieber 1998/1999 
Turda, Marius  Contesting National Superiority: Racial Thinking, Social Darwinism and Nationalism in Fin-de-Siecle Hungary 1998/1999 
Trencsényi, Balázs  Early-Modern Discourses of Nationhood László Kontler 1998/1999 
Petrescu, Cristina  From Robin Hood to Don Quixote. Resistance and Dissent in Communist Romania. Sorin Antohi  1998/1999 
Petrescu, Dragos  The Collapse of Romanian Communism. An Explanatory Model. Sorin Antohi  1998/1999 
Iordachi, Constantin  From the "Right of the Natives" to "Constitutional Nationalism": The Making of Romanian Citizenship, 1817-1919 Sorin Antohi  1997/1998 
Berezhnaya, Lilya  Sub Specie Mortis: Perception of Death and the Afterlife in the Catholic and Orthodox Cultures of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 16th-17th Century Mikhail V. Dmitriev 1997/1998 
Main, Izabella  National and Religious Holidays as the Clashing Point of the State, the Church and Opposition in Poland, 1944-1989: The Case of Lublin 1997/1998 
Mancheva, Mila  State Minority Relations and Education of Turks and Pomaks in Inter-War Bulgaria, 1918-1944 Victor Karady 1997/1998 
Mink, András  The "Kopjas"" The Culture of Counterrevolution. 1997/1998 
Pálfy, Zoltán  National Controversy in the Transylvanian Academe: The Cluj/Kolozsvar University, 1900-1950 Victor Karady 1997/1998 
Rizescu, Victor Constantin  Debating Modernization as a Debate on the Modernizing Elite: An Approach to the History of Social and Political Thought in Romania, 1868-1947 Sorin Antohi  1997/1998 
Sata, Kinga Koretta  Jozsef Eotvos' Post-Revolutionary Political Ideas and their Reception, 1850-1913 Sorin Antohi  1997/1998 
Sereda, Ostap  Shaping of a National Identity: Early Ukrainophiles in Austrian Eastern Galicia (1860-1873) 1997/1998 
Velagic, Zoran  The Authors of Popular Religious Books in Northern Croatia (17th and 18th Centuries) Tóth István György  1997/1998 
Kovács, Zoltán  The Political Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England László Kontler 1995/1996 
Loskoutova, Marina  The Russian Provinces in the Search of Development: The Making of the Secondary School System, 1860-1880s Alfred J. Rieber 1995/1996 
Popova, Irina  Nationalizing Spatial Practices: Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy, 1700-1848 1995/1996 
Pilinkaite-Sotirovic, Vilana  Family Structures and Strategies in Post-Emancipation Lithuania Susan Zimmermann 1995/1996