IAS Botstiber fellow of 2018/19 receives a prize

October 29, 2019

PD Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, former Senior Botstiber Fellow for Transatlantic Relationships at IAS, has recently won the 2019 “Regensburg Prize for Women in Academia and the Arts” [Regensburger Preis für Frauen in Wissenschaft und Kunst]. The 15.000 Euro prize is awarded to female researchers at one of the city’s three universities, on the basis of "outstanding academic works for the accomplishment of the highest qualification level of the respective university.” 

IAS Fellows 19/20

July 8, 2019

In the coming academic year an impressive cohort of Fellows, selected from over 330 applicants will join the Institute for Advanced study at CEU. Altogether 25 distinguished scholars and artists will come to Budapest for periods ranging from 3-10 months, from 15 countries to work on their research topic in the humanities and social sciences without interruption from other commitments, to finish a book manuscript, explore different routes towards a possible new research projects, or to work with someone at CEU, in Budapest or the region.  

International conference by IAS Botstiber fellow

July 8, 2019

Between June 5-7 2019 the international and interdisciplinary conference Beyond 1989: Childhood and Youth in Times of Political Transformation in the 20th Century took place at the IAS in Budapest. This academic event was co-organized by Friederike Kind-Kovács, at the time Senior Botstiber Fellow at the IAS, and Machteld Venken, Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena/Vienna University . The 3-days conference was a cooperation between the IAS and the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at the TU Dresden. The conference approached the 30th anniversary of 1989 to scrutinise how the major political transformations of the twentieth century affected and brought about distinctive childhoods. The conference investigated how unique the various political transformations were in terms of their short- and long-term repercussions on children’s lives. Welcoming both junior and senior scholars from Lithuania, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Romania, the US, Poland, France, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Finland and Estonia, this conference succeeded in comparing political ruptures and their impact on ideas and everyday realities of childhood. It provided a platform to engage with the fundamental question about the ways in which the history of childhood can contribute to a better understanding of the social implications of political transformations, both for the concerned societies in the past and their remembrance up to today.

New book by the IAS former Global Challenges Fellow Happymon Jacob

July 2, 2019

IAS congratulates its former Global Challenges Fellow Happymon Jacob on publishing his book 'Line of Fire. Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics' (Oxford University Press, 2019). 

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Call for Applications CAT (Constructive Advanced Thinking)

June 19, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAT (Constructive Advanced Thinking)


CAT is an open international call designed to foster interdisciplinary research teams of young promising individuals wishing to address emergent societal issues with fresh ideas. Its aim is as follows:

-        Supporting international research teams, composed of early career researchers, to conduct fundamental research with the goal to provide solution-oriented ideas to address issues that put our societies at risk.