The department especially welcomes students with PhD dissertation research that contributes to:
The purpose of the program is to offer doctoral education matching the highest international standards in the field of Comparative History for prospective scholars and teachers. The particular – indeed unique – feature of the history doctoral program at CEU is that it focuses on the comparison of four distinct geo-cultural regions: Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, and the Eastern Mediterranean area, in close relation to the history of other historical regions, most notably with Western Europe and the Middle East.
The advantages of the CEU doctoral program are the classes and discussions among students specializing in different topics, different periods, and different geographical regions whereby new research questions can be formulated, even about one’s own national history. The research being undertaken by our current PhD students and the successful dissertations already defended give the best idea of what is possible at the CEU History doctoral program.