Courses

Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
Renaissance Studies form a connecting link between medieval studies and modern history, just as the Renaissance is often referred to as the "early modern" period between the Middle Ages and modernity. The familiar labels attached to the Renaissance since its first historical construction by Jacob Burckhardt, such as "...
Instructor: Gyorgy E. Szonyi
Credits: 2.0
This course will focus on ethnic prejudice and specifically on the sociological understanding of prejudice against certain minority groups. We will examine the most influential classical theories of prejudice and will deal with the more recent developments in this field of research. At the same time, the course will...
Instructor: Luca Váradi
Credits: 4.0
In 1917 there was no strict division between the foreign and the domestic as the Bolsheviks sought to export revolution to the former lands of the tsarist empire. In any case, nations were only historical stages to be passed through on the march to Communism, according to Marxist logic. As the revolutionary cycle...
Instructor: Charles Shaw
Credits: 2.0
This seminar offers a combination of in-depth reading of selected classic texts elaborating central concepts in the study of religion, and approaching themes relevant to the specific research interests of seminar participants. In an effort to bring into discussion students of pre-modern and modern periods from...
Instructor: Nadia Al-Bagdadi
Credits: 2.0
Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest intransnationalism and citizenship across many disciplines. The primary aim of this courseis to provide an overview of the main topical issues and scholarly perspectives related tocitizenship and transnational membership. The course will...
Instructor: Szabolcs Pogonyi
Credits: 4.0
Recent years have seen an explosion of empirical and normative scholarly interest in transnationalism and citizenship across many disciplines. The primary aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main topical issues and scholarly perspectives related to citizenship and transnational membership. The course...
Instructor: Szabolcs Pogonyi
Credits: 2.0
The main objective of this course is to introduce students into the state of art scholarship and debates in the study of nationalism, and help them to critically engage with and think of contemporary neo-nationalism and populist nationalism. The course aims at familiarizing students with key concepts and theories as...
Instructor: Szabolcs Pogonyi
Credits: 2.0
The course is giving an overview of recent research and source publications on this topic. We will examine both medieval and early modern theories on “superstition”, “magic”, demonology, and modern explanations thereof: scapegoating, nightmares, panic, witch hunting. Historical sources will include manuals of ritual...
Instructor: Gábor Klaniczay
Credits: 2.0
Part of Mandatory “Foundations in Historical Methods and Theories” for Matilda students.This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the field of women’s and gender history and its main concepts, theories and approaches, and to familiarize them with the challenges and (hopefully)...
Instructor: Francisca de Haan
Credits: 2.0

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