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-LithuaniaMatthias Riedl2016/2017 
Bari, László BenceGoarding Knots: National Movements and State Politics in Central and Eastern Europe in the Long 19th CenturyBalázs Trencsényi2016/2017 
Kende, ÁgnesMemories of Stone: The Politics of Holocaust Remembrance in Hungary and Germany, 1980-2014Constantin Iordachi2016/2017 
Kubekas , ViliusLithuanian Catholic Intellectuals Facing the Second World WarBalázs Trencsényi2016/2017 
Ludlova, NikolaSocial Engineering in Socialist Czechoslovakia. Biopolitics as a Tool of Transforming and Controlling Gypsy Subjects.2016/2017 
Lyapov, FilipThe Crown's Thorns: Balkan Dictatorship and the ArmyConstantin Iordachi2016/2017 
Muhonen, RiikkamariThe Connections of Moscow-based People's Friendship University with the Developing World 1960-1982: A Case Study of Soviet Soft Power and Transnational RelationsCharles Shaw 2016/2017 
Papushina, AnastasiaConcepts of Death and Suffering in Revolutionary Festivals: Comparing the Experience of French and Russian RevolutionMarsha Siefert2016/2017 
Bystryk, AliaksandrFrom Poets to Statesmen: Transformation of the Belarusian National Movement in the Time of the European Crisis (1914-1921).Alexei Miller2015/2016 
Georgiev, GeorgiFeedback from the Secret Radio: Comparative History of Gathering Information under Cold War ConstraintsConstantin Iordachi2015/2016 
Jelusic, IvaRemembering Women Partisans in Tito’s YugoslaviaConstantin Iordachi2015/2016 
Kelemen, ÁgnesMigration of Numerus Claus Exiles: Hungarian Jewish Students in Interwar EuropeVictor Karady2015/2016 
Kralj, LovroPaving the Road to Death: Antisemitism in the Ustasha Movement (1929-1945)Constantin Iordachi2015/2016 
Krizmanics, RékaWriting History in Softening DictatorshipsBalázs Trencsényi2015/2016 
Pantić, NikolaNetworks of the Holy: The Levantine Sufi- Ulama Networks and Religious Practices in the Ottoman Eighteenth CenturyAziz Alazmeh2015/2016 
Sciarrino, BlascoActivism and status among politically organized veterans in Italy and Greater Romania, 1918-1945: a comparative and connective studyConstantin Iordachi2015/2016 
Bayley, ImogenIn the Waiting Room: Shifting Migration Strategies and the Displaced of the British Zone (1945-1950)Carsten L. Wilke2014/2015 
Medzibrodszky, AlexandraChristian Socialism in Late Imperial RussiaMatthias Riedl2014/2015 
Miljkovic, MarkoHow Tito Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb: The Yugoslav Nuclear Program, 1948-1970Marsha Siefert2014/2015 
Rimkute, AgneProducing Persons while Making Films: Bureaucracy and Film Industry in the Socialist Republic of Serbia and the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (1957 - 1972)Marsha Siefert2014/2015 
Warmuth, NicholasOn the Border of Totalitarianism: Camp Society between Ideology and Practice in KZ Flossenbürg, 1938-1945Constantin Iordachi2014/2015 
Bilaloglu, AhmetThe “Enlightened” Ottomans: Bookish Innovations and Intellectual Investments in the Long Eighteenth Century
Tolga U. Esmer
Nadia Al-Bagdadi
2013/2014 
Erdélyi, MatyasThe 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
2013/2014 
Hincu, Adela-GabrielaStudying the Population: Sociological Investigation and Mass Surveillance in Socialist Romania, 1965-1977Balázs Trencsényi2013/2014 
Mézes, ÁdámDoubt and Diagnosis: Medical Experts Facing the Supernatural in 18th century Habsburg MonarchyLászló Kontler2013/2014 
Pataki, KatalinDiscourses on Social Utility in the Eighteenth-century Habsburg EmpireLászló Kontler2013/2014 
Pjecha, MartinDiscourses of Violence in the Hussite MovementMatthias Riedl2013/2014 
Berecz, ÁgostonChapters from the Political Life of Names. The Nationalisation of Names and Naming in Dualist Hungary.Balázs Trencsényi2012/2013 
Janusauskas, TadasMeeting Points of Jews and Lithuanians during the interwar period:alliances and clashes2012/2013 
Koshulap, YuriyConfessional Nationalism and Unification Policies of Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky in the Interwar GaliciaMatthias Riedl2012/2013 
Lukic, DejanKnowledge of the Land and the People: Local Knowledge in Early Geological and Geographical Research in the Yugoslav LandsKarl Hall2012/2013 
Medved, MladenGovernance and (Under) Development in a Semiperipheral Empire: Croatia, Hungary, and Habsburg Monarchy in Comparative Perspective (1849-1883)Susan Zimmermann2012/2013 
Posunko, AndriyThe Ambiguities of Cossackdom: The Case of the Pontic Steppe, 1775-1830sAlfred J. Rieber2012/2013 
Sugiyama, AnnaRethinking Institutions: Imperatives of Underground Seminars in the Late Socialist Czechoslovakia and Poland (1970-80s: Podzemni univerzita, uniwersytet latajacy)Karl Hall2012/2013 
Verde, AnielloThe Italian “third way”: strategy and rhetoric of the democratic alternative, 1980-1989Marsha Siefert2012/2013 
Bröker, JanThe Symbolic Practices of the ‘Horthy-regime’ – Legitimation, Rituals and the Masses – 1920-1944Constantin Iordachi2011/2012 
Cirjan, Mihai-DanPeasant 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 Trencsényi2011/2012 
La Rocca, FrancescoWriters of Tales: A Study on National Literary Epic Poetry with a Comparative Analysis of the Albanian and South Slavic CasesGyörgy Szőnyi2011/2012 
Mulej, OskarInterwar Perspectives on Liberalism in Central Europe: the Czech, Austrian and Slovene National Liberal Heirs, 1918-1934Maciej Janowski2011/2012 
Grama, AdrianLaboring Along: Industrial Workers and the Making of Postwar Romania (1944-1955)Marsha Siefert2010/2011 
Guclu, EdaSocial Practices of Property in Ottoman Istanbul, 1865-1900Tolga U. Esmer2010/2011 
Iuga, LilianaReshaping the Historic City under Socialism: State Preservation, Urban Planning, and the Politics of Scarcity in Romania (1945-1977)Constantin Iordachi2010/2011 
Ivanišević, DoraEpitaphic Culture and Social History in Late Antique Salona (ca. 250 – 600 C.E.)Volker Menze2010/2011 
Rank, ScottRethinking Religious Sectarianism: Ottoman Christian-Muslim Polemics, 1867-1915.Tolga U. Esmer2010/2011 
Sidó, ZsuzsaHungarian Aristocratic Culture (1825-1914): The Count Andrássy and Károlyi Families' Art Patronage in the Country Houses and PalacesIlona Sarmany-Parsons2010/2011 
Voronovici, AlexandrThe Ambiguities of Soviet “Piedmonts”: Soviet Borderland Policies in the Ukrainian SSR and the Moldovan ASSR, 1922-1934Alexei Miller2010/2011 
Scrob, Mircea From Mămăligă to Bread as the 'Core' Food of Romanian Villagers: A Consumer-Centered Interpretion of a Dietary Change (1900 - 1980)Constantin Iordachi2009/2010 
Karpova, YuliaDesigner Socialism: The Aesthetic Turn in Soviet Russia after StalinMarsha Siefert2009/2010 
Mazanik, AnnaSanitation, Urban Environment and the Politics of Public Health in Late Imperial MoscowAlexei Miller2009/2010 
Miljan, GoranYoung, Militarized, and Radical - The Ustasha Youth Organization, Ideology and Practice, 1941-1945Constantin Iordachi2009/2010 
Szegedi, GáborGood health is the best dowry : marriage counseling, premarital examinations, sex education in Hungary, 1920-1952Karl Hall2009/2010 
Szerecz, ThomasComparative Historians in Hugary between the Neo-Conservative and Communist ErasMaciej Janowski2009/2010 
Wcislik, PiotrLicense: The Prefigurative Politics of Polish Dissident Social Media Activism, 1976-1990Balázs Trencsényi2009/2010 
Chiriac, BogdanThe Trial of Antonescu group (May 1946) and the Communist takeover of RomaniaConstantin Iordachi2008/2009 
Gioielli, Emily‘White Misrule’: Terror and Political Violence during Hungary’s Long World War I, 1919-1924Susan Zimmermann2008/2009 
Kotenko, AntonTHE UKRAINIAN PROJECT IN SEARCH OF NATIONAL SPACE,1861-1914Alexei Miller2008/2009 
Lorand, Zsofia“Learning a Feminist Language”: The Intellectual History of Feminism in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s
Balázs Trencsényi
Jasmina Lukic
2008/2009 
Szele, AronThe Arrow Cross. The Ideology of Hungarian Fascism. A conceptual approachBalázs Trencsényi2008/2009 
Van den Eeden, MareIn Search of Europe. Ideas of Europe from a Central European Perspective, 1918 - presentConstantin Iordachi2008/2009 
Biliuta Ionut The archangel's consecrated servants : an inquiry in the relationship between the Romanian Orthodox church and the Iron Guard (1930-1941)Matthias Riedl2007/2008 
Khripachenko, TatianaNational challenges to decentralization : autonomy and federation in the Russian liberal discourse, 1900-1914Alexei Miller2007/2008 
Lember, UkuSilenced Ethnicity: Russian-Estonian Intermarriages in Soviet Estonia (Oral History)Marsha Siefert2007/2008 
Mestyan, Adam“A garden with mellow fruits of refinement” - Music Theatres and Cultural Politics in Cairo and Istanbul, 1867-1892Marsha Siefert2007/2008 
Bohus, KataJews, Israelites, Zionists : the Hungarian state's policies on Jewish issues in a comparative perspective (1956-1968)Andras Kovacs2006/2007 
Olaru, VasileWrits and measures : symbolic power and the growth of state infrastructure in Wallachia, 1740-1800Constantin Iordachi2006/2007 
Paltineanu, Oana SinzianaCalling the Nation. Romanian Nationalism in a Local Context: Brasov during the Dual MonarchyConstantin Iordachi2006/2007 
Straner, KatalinScience, Translation and the Public: The Hungarian Reception of Darwinism, 1858-1875Karl Hall2006/2007 
Szelpal, LiviaA Tale of two Hungarian Cities: The Making and Reading of Modern Debrecen and Szeged 1850-1914Judit Bodnár2006/2007 
Hariton, Silviu Radian War Commemorations in Inter-War RomaniaConstantin Iordachi2005/2006 
Madunic, Domagoj "Defensiones Dalmatiae: Governance and Logistics of the Venetian Defensive System in Dalmatia During the War of Crete (1645 - 1669)"László Kontler2005/2006 
Petrovic, Vladimir Historians as Expert Witnesses in the Age of Extremes2005/2006 
Ryzhkov, Vladimir Political Ideas in the Russian Historical Writing of the Age of Enlightenment : Mikhail Shcherbatov and Nikolai KaramzinLászló Kontler2005/2006 
Bădică, SiminaCurating communism : a comparative history of museological practices in post-war (1946-1958) and post-communist Romania2005/2006 
Daniel, CristianCoping with the Powerful Other: A Comparative Approach to Greek-Slavonic Communities of Rite in Late Medieval Transylvania and the BanatNiels Gaul2005/2006 
Falina, MariaPyrrhic Victory: East Orthodox Christianity, Politics and Serbian Nationalism in the Interwar PeriodBalázs Trencsényi2005/2006 
Iacob, Bogdan Stalinism, Historians, and the Nation: History-Production under Communism in Romania (1955-1966)Balázs Trencsényi2004/2005 
Laczó, Ferenc Between Assimilation and Catastrophe: Hungarian Jewish Intellectual Discourses in the Shadow of NazismVictor Karady2004/2005 
Taylor, Jeffrey The Birth of the Modern Art Market in Hungary at the "Fin de Sciécle "Ilona Sarmany-Parsons2004/2005 
Zubak, marko The Yugoslav Youth Press (1968-1980): Student Movements, Subcultures and Communist Alternative MediaMarsha Siefert2004/2005 
Kármán, Gábor A 17th Century Odyssey in East Central EuropeKatalin Péter2003/2004 
Kellner, Anikó Affectionate Interests and Interested AffectionsLászló Kontler2003/2004 
Sandulescu, Valentin Adrian Revolutionizing Romania from the Right: The Regenerative Project of the Romanian Legionary Movement and its Failure (1927-1937)Roumen Dontchev Daskalov2003/2004 
Sincan, Anca Of Middlemen and Intermediaries, Negotiating the State Church Relationship in Communist Romania - The Formative yearsNadia Al-Bagdadi2003/2004 
Szemző, Hanna The Hungarian Pension System, 1948-1990. Welfare and Politics in a Socialist Country in its European ContextSusan Zimmermann2003/2004 
Craciun , Marioara-CameliaBetween Marginal Rebels and Mainstream Critics: Jewish Romanian Intellectuals in the Interwar PeriodAndras Kovacs2003/2004 
Cusco, Andrei Between Nationa and Empire:Russian and Romanian Competing Visions of Bessarabia in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuryAlfred J. Rieber2002/2003 
Ermolaeva, Oxana The Gulag Microcosm: Life and Death at the White-Sea Baltic Combine of the NKVD, 1933-41Alfred J. Rieber2002/2003 
Stancu, Eugen Engineering the Human Soul. Science Fiction in Communist Romania (1955-1989)Marsha Siefert2002/2003 
Taki, Victor Russia on the Danube: Imperial Expansion and Political Reform in Moldavia and Wallachia, 1812-1834Alfred J. Rieber2002/2003 
Vincze, Hanna The Politics of Translation and Transmission. The Beginnings of Political Theorising in the Hungarian VernacularLászló Kontler2002/2003 
Bálint, Emese Mechanisms of Social Control in an Early Modern Town. The Case of Kolozsvar in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries.Katalin Péter2001/2002 
Dobrynin, Sergei Soviet Cinema, Soviet Spaces: Everyday life in Soviet Film ( 1965-1985)Marsha Siefert2001/2002 
Khalapyan, Hasmik Woman's Question and Women's Movement Among Ottoman Armenians 1875-1914Susan Zimmermann2001/2002 
Loutfi, Anna Hungarian Family Law and the Struggle for Gender Order, 1848-1913Susan Zimmermann2001/2002 
Petkovic, Toni Rethinking Self-Determination: Serbian Views on the Bosnian Crisis in the 1990sMária M. Kovács2001/2002 
Polouektova, Xenia Foreign Land as a Metaphor of One's Own: Travel and Travel Writing in Russian History and Culture, 1200s-1800sAndras Kovacs2001/2002 
Polova, Zoryana Collaboration and Resistance in Western Ukraine (1941-1947)Alfred J. Rieber2001/2002 
Almási, Gábor The Uses of Humanism. András Dudith (1533-1589), Johannes Sambucus (1531-1584), and the Humanist Network in East Central EuropeKatalin Péter2000/2001 
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, Images2000/2001 
Crhova, Marie Modern Jewish Politics in Central Europe: The Jewish Party of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938Andras Kovacs2000/2001 
Deák, Éva Expressing Elite Status through Clothing in Early Modern Europe: The Examples of Gabriel Bethlen and Catherine of BrandenburgKatalin Péter2000/2001 
Dysa, Kateryna Witchcraft Trials and Beyond: Right Bank Side Ukrainian Trials of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth CenturiesKatalin Péter2000/2001 
Roubal, Petr Embodying Communism: Politics of Mass Gymnastics in Post-War Eastern Europe2000/2001 
Shek Brnardic, Teodora The Enlightened Officer at Work: The Educational Projects of the Bohemian Count Franz Joseph Kinsky (1739-1805)László Kontler2000/2001 
Shlikhta, Natalya The Survival of the Church under Soviet Rule: A Study in the Life of the Ukrainian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, 1945-19712000/2001 
Szilassy, Eszter National Assimilation, Assimilated Nation, Nationalism and Linguistic Assimilation in Budapest at the turn of the Twentieth CenturyAndras Kovacs2000/2001 
Aleksov, Bojan Religious Dissent in the Age of Modernization and Nationalism: The Nazarenes in Hungary and Serbia 1850s-1914Alfred J. Rieber1999/2000 
Bihari, Péter A Forgotten Home Front: The Middle Classes and the `Jewish Question` in Hungary during the First World WarVictor Karady1999/2000 
Cheschebec, Roxana Feminist Ideologies and Activism in Romania(approx 1890-1940s). Nationalism and Internationalism in Romanian Projects for Women's EmancipationSusan Zimmermann1999/2000 
Kalkandjieva, Daniela Ecclesio-Political Aspects of the International Activities of the Moscow Patriarchate, 1917-19481999/2000 
Kucherova, Darya Art and Spirituality in making of the Roerich MythAlfred J. Rieber1999/2000 
Lafferton, Emese A History of Hungarian Psychiatry, 1850-1908Susan Zimmermann1999/2000 
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 1960-2000s1999/2000 
Voukov, Nikolai Monuments between Life and Death: Memory and Representation in Monuments of the Socialist Past in Bulgaria1999/2000 
Welker, Árpád Jewish Politics in Hungary. Jewish Parliamentary Politicians, 1867-1890Victor Karady1999/2000 
Miller, Jaroslav Between Middle Ages and Modernity: Urban Societies in East-Central EuropeTóth 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 Karady1998/1999 
Paraianu, Razvan Octavian Goga, the Sacerdote of Nation. The National Idea from Emancipation to Integrism and RacismSorin Antohi 1998/1999 
Parveva, Teodora The Organized Judiciary in Inter-war Bulgaria: The Union of Judges in Defense of the Judicial Independence1998/1999 
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, 1852-1989Susan Zimmermann1998/1999 
Prokopovych, Markian Architecture, Cultural Politics and National Identity: Lemberg 1772-1918. Entangling National HistoriesSusan Zimmermann1998/1999 
Sarkisova, Oksana Envisioned Communities: Representations of Nationalities in Non-Fiction Cinema in Soviet Russia, 1923-1935Mária M. Kovács1998/1999 
Semyonov, Alexander The Political Language of Russian Liberalism: The Liberation Movement, Constitutional-Democratic Party, and Public Politics in late Imperial RussiaAlfred J. Rieber1998/1999 
Stefanec, Natasa Diet in Bruck an der Mur (1578) and the Estates on the Croatian, Slavonian and Kanisian Military BorderDrago Roksandic 1998/1999 
Szalontai, Balázs The Failure of De-Stalinization in North Korea, 1953-1964. The DPRK In a Comparative Perspective.Alfred J. Rieber1998/1999 
Turda, Marius Contesting National Superiority: Racial Thinking, Social Darwinism and Nationalism in Fin-de-Siecle Hungary1998/1999 
Trencsényi, Balázs Early-Modern Discourses of NationhoodLászló Kontler1998/1999 
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, 1817-1919Sorin 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 CenturyMikhail V. Dmitriev1997/1998 
Main, Izabella National and Religious Holidays as the Clashing Point of the State, the Church and Opposition in Poland, 1944-1989: The Case of Lublin1997/1998 
Mancheva, Mila State Minority Relations and Education of Turks and Pomaks in Inter-War Bulgaria, 1918-1944Victor Karady1997/1998 
Mink, András The "Kopjas"" The Culture of Counterrevolution.1997/1998 
Pálfy, Zoltán National Controversy in the Transylvanian Academe: The Cluj/Kolozsvar University, 1900-1950Victor Karady1997/1998 
Rizescu, Victor Constantin Debating Modernization as a Debate on the Modernizing Elite: An Approach to the History of Social and Political Thought in Romania, 1868-1947Sorin Antohi 1997/1998 
Sata, Kinga Koretta Jozsef Eotvos' Post-Revolutionary Political Ideas and their Reception, 1850-1913Sorin 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 EnglandLászló Kontler1995/1996 
Loskoutova, Marina The Russian Provinces in the Search of Development: The Making of the Secondary School System, 1860-1880sAlfred J. Rieber1995/1996 
Popova, Irina Nationalizing Spatial Practices: Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy, 1700-18481995/1996 
Pilinkaite-Sotirovic, Vilana Family Structures and Strategies in Post-Emancipation LithuaniaSusan Zimmermann1995/1996