The volume Practices of Diplomacy in the Early Modern World, edited by former IAS Senior Core Fellow Tracey Sowerby and Jan Hennings, offers a new contribution to the ongoing reassessment of early modern international relations and diplomatic history. Divided into three parts, it provides an examination of diplomatic culture from the Renaissance into the eighteenth century and presents the development of diplomatic practices as more complex, multifarious and globally interconnected than the traditional state-focussed, national paradigm allows.

Edited by Zsolt Czigányik, a former Humanities Initiative Fellow at IAS CEU, the book investigates the possibilities of cooperation between the humanities and the social sciences in the analysis of 20th century and contemporary utopian phenomena. The papers deal with major problems of interpreting utopias, the relationship of utopia and ideology, and the highly problematic issue as to whether utopia necessarily leads to dystopia. Besides reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary utopian investigations, the eleven essays written by leading experts of the field effectively represent the constructive attitudes of utopian thought, a feature that not only defines late 20th- and 21st-century utopianism, but is one of the primary reasons behind the rising importance of the topic.

The book is available at CEU Press.


The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy  by former IAS fellow Curie Virág, published in April 2017, is a first book-length study of conception of emotions in early Chinese philosophical tradition.

IAS CEU Senior Fellow Erica Benner's new book Be Like the Fox  - Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom, published in March 2017, follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. 

Read reviews of the book in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

A book of poems by Hasan Sijzi, translated by our Fellow Rebecca Gould, has been published by Northwestern World Classics.

A book co-edited by IAS CEU Faculty Fellow Katalin Szende with Gerhard Jaritz, Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective, has been published by Routledge.

An article by IAS CEU Fellow Ildikó Király, Enhanced encoding of the co-actor's target stimuli during a shared non-motor task, co-authored with Fruzsina Elekes, Gábor Bródy and Erna Halász, has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

An article by our Humanities Initiative Fellow, Angelina Lucento,  has been published in the journal Cahiers du monde russe.

Article by former Humanities Initiative Fellow, Angelina Lucento, "The Conflicted Origins of Soviet Visual Media," has been published in the journal Cahiers du monde russe.

A new book by IAS CEU Fellow Patryk BabirackiSoviet Soft Power in Poland. Culture and the Making of Stalin's New Empire, 1943-1957, has been published by The University of North Carolina Press.

The Real Cyber War, a book co-authored by IAS CEU Fellow Shawn Powers, has been published by University of Illinois Press.

Article by IAS CEU Fellow Curie Virag "Bridging the Divide: Literature, Dao and the Case for Subjective Access in the Thought of Su Shi" published in the journal Humanities, in its special issue, "New Encounters Between Literature and Philosophy."

Article by IAS CEU Fellow Thomas Paster, entitled "Bringing Power Back In: A Review of the Literature on the Role of Business in Welfare State Politics" published by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne.

Article co-authored by IAS CEU Fellow Patryk Galuszka, entitled "Crowdfunding: Towards a redefinition of the artist’s role – the case of MegaTotal" published by International Journal of Cultural Studies.

The Real Cyber War, a book co-authored by IAS CEU Fellow Shawn Powers, has been published by University of Illinois Press.