Call for Applications: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History (CEU, Vienna)


Call for Applications: PhD and MA Scholarships in Comparative History (CEU, Vienna)

The Department of History at Central European University (CEU) offers students interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on history from the late medieval period to the present. It is recognized for its innovative approaches to historical research and graduate training. Our international faculty offer expertise that extends from early modern history to the study of totalitarian regimes in the 20th century, as well as the post-communist period; from numerous aspects of social, cultural, political, and intellectual history to religious, visual and archival studies.

CEU is an English-language, graduate university located in Vienna and accredited both in Austria and the United States. It is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. Our student/faculty ratio is 8:1, allowing for small, discussion-based seminars and close guidance from faculty members.

Scholarships and Application Deadline

The majority of our students receive financial aid packages regardless of nationality, including scholarships as well as maintenance and accommodation stipends. Research grants are available for all students. We also offer a fully-funded merit scholarship in our MA program, the Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship. The deadline to apply for admission and financial aid for the 2022-23 academic year is February 1, 2022 (23:59 CET).

Programs Offered

Master of Arts in Comparative History (One Year)
Master of Arts in Comparative History: From 1500 to the Present (Two Years)
Master of Arts in European Women’s and Gender History [MATILDA] (Two Years)
Master of Arts in “History in the Public Sphere” [HIPS] (Two Years)
Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative History

Additional Certificates in Various Specializations

Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Thought, Religious Studies, Visual Theory and Practice, and Archives and Evidentiary Practices (in collaboration with the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives).

Selected Areas of Research

Comparative history of the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian Empires
Religious studies
History of nationalism and national movements
Comparative history of fascism
Comparative history of communism
Early modern history
Gender history
History of political thought
Social and labor history
Soviet and post-Soviet studies
Transnational and global history
Urban studies
Visual studies
History of science

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