Pre-Defenses

Defense dateThesis authorThesis Title
Thesis supervisor
26 November 2018Sandro NikolaishviliByzantium and Georgian World between 900–1213: Kingship, Politics and Royal Rhetoric in the Byzantine Periphery
Niels Gaul
12 October 2018Ünige BenczeOn the Border: Western Monastic Orders in Medieval Transylvania (Eleventh to Sixteenth Century)
10 October 2018András KraftThe Apocalyptic Horizon in Byzantium: Philosophy, Prophecy and Politics During the Eleventh Through Thirteenth CenturiesIstván Perczel
25 June 2018János InczeAn Unorthodox Royal Financial Policy? The Pledges of King Sigismund in Hungary
19 June 2018Anna Katalin AklanNeoplatonism and Indian PhilosophyIstván Perczel
Ferenc Ruzsa
18 June 2018Giacomo MarianiRoberto Caracciolo da Lecce’s Sermons as a Source for Religious and Intellectual History of Late Fifteenth-century ItalyGábor Klaniczay
21 March 2018Andra JuganaruFrom Religious Households to the Chorus of Angels: Emergence and Evolution of the Fourth-Century “Family Double Monasteries”.
Marianne Sághy
7 February 2018Anna AdashinskayaAn Agency of a Sponsor: The Patronage of Monasteries in Medieval Serbia and Later Byzantium as an Economic, Political, Social, and Artistic Phenomenon.
26 June 2017Noel PutnikObtinere Mentem Divinam: The Spiritual Anthropology of Cornelius Agrippa
7 June 2017Eszter KonrádThe Representation of the Saints of the Mendicant Orders in Medieval HungaryGábor Klaniczay
29 May 2017Andor KelenhegyiThe Construction of Identity and Alterity Through Animal Symbolism in Late Antique Jewish and Christian TraditionCarsten L. Wilke
6 December 2016Dragos-Gheorghe NastasoiuThe Representation of the sancti reges Hungariae in Mural Painting in the Fourteenth to Sixteenth Century as a Religious, Political, Social, and Artistic Phenomenon
15 November 2016Áron OrbánBorn for Phoebus. Solar-astral Symbolism and Poetical Self-representation in Conrad Celtis and his Humanist Circles.György Szőnyi
4 May 2016Christopher MielkeEvery Hyacinth the Garden Wears: The Archaeology of Medieval Hungarian Queenship (1000-1395)
24 March 2016Andrea-Bianka ZnorovszkyBetween Mary and Christ: Depicting Cross-Dressed Saints in the Middle Ages (c. 1200-1600)
Marianne Sághy
7 December 2015Roman ShlyakhtinFrom Huns into Persians: The Image of the Seljuk Turks of Asia Minor among the Byzantine Literati of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Niels Gaul

2 December 2015László FerencziManagement of Monastic Landscapes. A Spatial Analysis of the Economy of Cistercian Monasteries in Medieval Hungary.József Laszlovszky
2 June 2015Márta KondorThe Ginger Fox's Two Crowns. Central Administration and Government in Sigismund of Luxembourg's Realms 1410-1419Katalin Szende
4 March 2015Tamás KissCyprus in Venetian and Ottoman Political Imagination, c. 1489-1582
19 November 2014Teodora ArtimonThe Proto-Myth of Stephen the Great of MoldaviaGerhard Jaritz
4 June 2014Divna ManolovaDiscourses of Science and Philosophy in the Letters of Nikephoros GregorasNiels Gaul
26 August 2013Krisztina AranyFlorentine Families in Hungary In the First Half of the Fifteenth CenturyBalázs Nagy
14 March 2013Luka ŠpoljarićNicholas of Modruš, 'The Glory of Illyria': Humanist Patriotism and Self-Fashioning in Renaissance RomeNiels Gaul
14 February 2013Svetlana TsonkovaCharms, Amulets: Rites: Verbal Magic and Daily Life in Late Medieval and Early Modern Bulgaria
17 January 2013Judit SebõThe Attentive Gaze. Town and Landscape in the Graphic Arts of the Sixteenth Century.Gerhard Jaritz
5 December 2012Trpimir VedrišHagiography as Memory: Saints' Cults and the Construction of the Past in Medieval Dalmatia
Marianne Sághy
22 November 2012Robert KurelićSociety on the Border: Immigration, Integration and Conflict in the Late Medieval County of PazinGerhard Jaritz
17 October 2012Csaba NémethThe Victorine Theological Anthropology and its DeclineGyörgy László Geréby
18 September 2012Edit Belényesyné SárosiLandscapes and settlements in the Kecskemét Region, 1300–1700
6 June 2012Julia JedamskiItinerant Rulership in Byzantium: A topographical Analysis of the Laskarid Realm (1204-1261)
Niels Gaul
31 May 2012Magdolna SzilágyiÁrpád Period Communication Networks: Road Systems in Western Transdanubia
14 March 2012Ana MarinkovićCreation and Use of a Local Episcopal Civic Cult: St. John of TrogirGábor Klaniczay 
Budak, Neven
25 January 2012Zsófia BudaThe Hamburg Miscellany: a Fifteenth Century Visual "Memorbuch"Gerhard Jaritz
9 January 2012Lovro KunčevićDiscourses of Collective Identity in Renaissance RagusaGerhard Jaritz
19 May 2011Elena Dana PrioteasaWestern Influences on the Iconography of Medieval Orthodox Churches in TransylvaniaBéla Zsolt Szakács
18 May 2011Fabrizio ContiAn Observant Franciscan Preacher against "Superstitions". Bernardino Busti and Sermon 16 of His Rosarium Sermonum (Northern Italy, Late Fifteenth Century)Gábor Klaniczay
15 February 2011Rozana VojvodaDalmatian Illuminated Manuscripts Written in Beneventan Script and Benedictine Scriptoria in Zadar, Dubrovnik, and TrogirBéla Zsolt Szakács
26 January 2011Andrea KissFloods and Long-Term Water-Level Changes in Late Medieval HungaryJózsef Laszlovszky
6 October 2010Katie KeeneMargaret of Scotland: Queen and SaintGábor Klaniczay
18 June 2010Petra MutlovaRadicals and Heretics. The Dresden School in PragueGábor Klaniczay
10 March 2010Peter BokodyPictorial and Iconographic Reflexivity: Images-Within-Images in Italian Painting (1278–1348)Gábor Klaniczay
12 June 2008Ana Maria GruiaReligious Representations on Stove Tiles from the Medieval Kingdom of HungaryJózsef Laszlovszky