MECERN Second Conference in Olomouc (March 31-April 2, 2016): REPORT

Between March 31 and April 2, the Art Centre of the Palacký University (a former Jesuit College) in Olomouc (Czech Republic) hosted the Second MECERN Conference. Organized in cooperation with the Department of History of the Palacký University of Olomouc and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava, this MECERN gathering hosted 70 participants who discussed on the unity and diversity of medieval Central Europe, its social order as well as cohesive and disruptive forces.

The conference opened with a welcome speech by Dr. Jaroslav Miller, Rector of Palacký University, while the Opening plenary lecture by János M. Bak reflected upon the Comparative History of Medieval Central Europe: Past and Future.

The conference then continued its work in 16 sessions, focusing on the following issues:

  • Urban communities
  • Medieval mentality
  • Literature as a reflection of dynamic social structure
  • Space and its interpretation
  • Dynasties and family policies
  • Borders of Christianity in East and Central Europe
  • Church and religion
  • The Baltic Sea Basin
  • Christianization and transformation
  • Elites and Society
  • Kingship and royal power
  • Manuscripts and images as bearers of meaning
  • Cities and minorities
  • Visual art and society

The participants represented universities and research centers from all around Central Europe, as well as international institutions that focus on this region. There were a large number of postgraduate students and early stage researchers, whose contributions, apart from conventional presentations, also included poster presentations on late medieval/early-modern chivalry, social structure and aristocratic representation in fifteenth-century Hungary, capital punishment in late medieval Gradec, political and territorial organization of the episcopate in the Zagreb Diocese, and reintroduction of double monasteries for mendicant nuns.

A special form of comparative dialogue on the region and among scholars from various disciplines and at different stages in their careers was established through Conference’s two roundtable sessions organized by János M. Bak (CEU, Budapest) and Martyn Rady (University of London) under the titles What Decisions were made by Late Medieval Noble Assemblies – and how?and Coherence and Disruption in Legal Practice in Medieval South-Eastern Europe.

Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University, London) closed the conference with her plenary lecture entitled The End of Solidarity? Medieval Cities in the Fifteenth Century.

During the conference MECERN also organized a number of business meetings dedicated to the coordination of the network and its running projects. The winners of the Textbooks’ project were announced and The Research Companion team work discussed by its authors.

A special part of the conference was dedicated to visiting the cultural heritage of Olomouc. Antonin Kalous of Palacký University introduced the participants to the town’s main square, the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary with its famous Gothic fresco painting (1468) of the Siege of Belgrade in 1456 and the town’s exceptional baroque architecture.

MECERN members would like to express their deep gratitude to the local coordinators of the conference, Antonin Kalous and Michaela Malaníková of the Department of History of Palacký University of Olomouc and Dr. Robert Antonin of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ostrava for their kind support and guidance throughout the conference and its inspiring spaces.

The next MECERN Conference will take place at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb University in spring of 2018.

For a link to the TV follow up of the Conference see







More conference pictures can be see at  and


Medievalist (historian) contacts in Central and Southeastern Europe

This list was compiled by Andras Kraft, coordinator of the MECERN Textbook-critique essay competition in September 2015 with the help of colleagues in several countries. The purpose was to reach institutions and associations that may have had an interest in the competition. However, we believe that it may be useful for MECERN members wishing to contact fellow historians or send announcements of events, meetings, &c. The addresses and names were valid at the time of its compilation and may change in the course of time.

Country Institution Department / Postal address Contact Person: email / fax homepage
Estonia University of Tartu Institute of History and ArchaeologyUniversity of Tartu, Institute of History and Archaeology Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu Ludmilla Meiel (Coordinator) ludmilla.meiel@ut.eeAnti Selart (Head of  Institute) 

Departmental fax: (+372) 737 5345
University of Tartu Centre Of Excellence In Cultural Theory (CECT)University of Tartu, Centre Of Excellence In Cultural Theory
Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
Monika Tasa (Project manager) monika.tasa@ut.eeProf. Valter Lang (Head of CECT) 

Departmental email:

Departmental fax: (+372) 737 6257
University of Tartu European College of University of Tartu
Lossi 36-125, 51003 Tartu
Oliivia Võrk (Coordinator)oliivia.vork@ut.eeLaura Roop (Coordinator for educational projects)

Kristiina Tõnnisson (Director)


Departmental email:
Tallinn University Institute of HistoryTallinna Ülikool, Ajaloo InstituutRüütli 6, 10130 Tallinn Maie Pihlamägi (Research Secretary) maie.pihlamagi@tlu.eeErki Russow (Director) 

Departmental email:

Departmental fax: (+372) 683 6460
Estonian Academy of A rts Eesti KunstiakadeemiaEstonia pst 7 / Teatri väljak 1, 10143 Tallinn  Tiina Gross (senior librarian)tiina.gross@artun.eeRuth Petersoo (senior librarian)


General email:

General fax: (+372) 626 735
International University Audentes, Tallinn International University AudentesTondi 84, 11316 Tallinn  Apostol Andrei (History teacher, TOK Coordinator)
National Library of Estonia Eesti RahvusraamatukoguTõnismägi 2, 15189 Tallinn Kristel Veimann (Director of Library Services) 

General fax: (+372) 631 1410
Estonian Academy Of Sciences Eesti Teaduste AkadeemiaKohtu 6, 10130 Tallinn General email: akadeemia@akadeemia.eeGeneral: (+ 372) 645 1805
Estonian History Teachers’ Association Eesti Ajaloo- Ja Ühiskonnaõpetajate SeltsRaudtee 73, 11620 Tallinn Mare Oja (Contact Person) mare.oja@tlu.eeGeneral fax: (+372) 6321253
Latvia Daugavpils University Department of HistoryDaugavpils Universitāte, Vēstures katedraVienības ielā 13 – 312, LV-5401 Daugavpils


University Library

Daugavpils Universitāte, Bibliotēka

1 Parādes ielā, LV-5401 Daugavpils

Prof. Ilze Šenberga (Head of Depart.)
Regīna Tereščenkova (Library  director)

University of Latvia Department of Latvian and Baltic Studies Latvijas Universitāte, Latvistikas un baltistikas nodaļaVisvalža Street 4a, room 222, LV-1050 Rīga


Institute of Latvian History

Latvijas Universitāte, Latvijas vēstures institūts

Kalpaka bulvāris 4, LV-1050 Rīga






Institute of Educational Research

Latvijas Universitāte, Pedagoģijas, psiholoģijas un mākslas fakultātes Izglītības pētniecības institūts

76 Jūrmalas gatvē, LV-1083 Rīga


Humanities Library

Latvijas Universitāte, Bibliotēkas Humanitāro zinātņu bibliotēka

Visvalža iela 4a, 1. stāvs, LV-1050 Rīga

Liene Kalvitis (Secretary)liene.kalvisa@lu.lvProf. Ojārs Lāms (Head of Depart.)


Viktorija Bebre (Academic Secretary)

Guntis Zemītis (Director)


Institute email: (+371) 67034510

Institute fax:


Prof. Andrejs Geske (Director & contact person)

Fax: (+371) 67034027




General email:

National Library of Latvia Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēkaMūkusalas iela 3, LV-1423 Rīga  General email: lnb@lnb.lvGeneral fax: (+371) 67280851
Latvian Academy of Sciences Akadēmijas laukums 1, LV-1050 Rīga General email: / (for enquiries)General  fax: (+371) 67821153
History Teachers’ Association of Latvia Latvijas Vestures Skolotaju AsociacijaSapieru 1 A-6, LV-1012 Riga  Dzintra Liepina (Contact Person)dzintra_liepina@inbox.lvGeneral email:
Lithuania Vytautas Magnus University Department of HistoryVytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Humanitarinių mokslų fakultetas, Istorijos katedra
K.Donelaičio g. 52-502, LT-44244 Kaunas
Vitalija Kasperavičiūtė (Senior administrator) 

General email:
Vilnius University Ancient and Medieval History DepartmentVilniaus Universitetas, Senovės ir viduramžių istorijos katedra, Istorijos fakultetasUniversiteto g. 7, LT-01513 Vilnius




Center for Religious Studies and Research

Vilniaus Universitetas, Religijos studijų ir tyrimų centras

Universiteto g. 9/1, 105 kab., LT-01513 Vilnius

Depart. email:ševičienė Dijana (History faculty contact)

History faculty email:

History faculty fax: (+370) 268 7282


Kristina Rinkevičienė (Administrator)

Fax: (+370) 5268 7189 

Šiauliai University Department of HistoryŠiaulių universitetas, Istorijos katedraP.Višinskio g. 38, LT-76352 Šiauliai General email:
Vilnius art academy museum Vilniaus dailės akademijos muziejusMaironio g. 6, LT-01124 Vilnius General email:
Lithuanian Academy of Sciences Lietuvos Mokslų AkademijaGedimino pr. 3, LT-01103 Vilnius  General email: prezidiumas@lma.ltGeneral fax: (+370) 5261 8464
Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science Lietuvių katalikų mokslo akademijaPilies g. 3, LT-01123 Vilnius General email: contacts@lkma.ltGeneral fax: (+370) 5212 7461
History Teachers’ Association of Lithuania Lietuvos Istorijos Mokyjtok AsociacijaArchitektu g. 56-13, LT-04111 Vilnius Vitalijus Fursovas (Contact Person)
Poland University of Białystok Department of Ancient History 

Department of Medieval History and Auxiliary Science of History


Department of Modern Polish History

Uniwersytet w Białymstoku, Instytut Historii i Nauk Politycznych

Plac Uniwersytecki 1, 15-420 Białystok


Prof. Zbigniew Dalewski (Head of Depart.) 

Prof. Jan Tęgowski (Head of Depart.)


Prof. Ewa Dubas-Urwanowicz (Head of Depart.)



History faculty email:

History faculty fax: (+48) 85745 7443 


Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Zakład Historii Średniowiecznejul. Księcia Józefa Poniatowskiego 12, 85-671 Bydgoszcz Prof. Jacek Maciejewski (Head of Depart.) 

Departmental fax: (+48) 5232 59227
University of Wrocław Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Wrocławski, Wydział Nauk Historycznych i Pedagogicznych, Instytut Historycznyul. Szewska 49, 50-139 Wrocław Faculty email: sekret@hist.uni.wroc.plFaculty fax (+48) 71343 6542
University of Gdańsk Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Gdański, Instytut Historiiul. Wita Stwosza 55, 80-952 Gdańsk Anna Lachowska (secretary) Plaskiewicz (secretary)

Prof. Arkadiusz Janicki (Director)


Institute email:

Institute fax: (+48) 58523 2147
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Department of History of Ancient and MedievalUniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Instytut Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowychul. Kurta Obitza 1, 10-725 Olsztyn



Research Center Eastern Europe

Centrum Badań Europy Wschodniej

UWM w Olsztynie

ul. Kurta Obitza 1, p. 236, 10-725 Olsztyn


Methodical Training Centre

Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Ośrodek Kształcenia Metodycznego

ul. Kurta Obitza 1. pok. 359, 10-725 Olsztyn

Prof.  Józef Śliwiński (Head of Depart.) 

Hist. facul. email:

Hist. facul. fax: (+48) 89 527 3612


General email:

General fax: (+48) 8953514 86 (87)




General email:

General fax: (+48) 89524 6558



Jagiellonian University Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Jagielloński, Wydział Historyczny, Instytut HistoriiGołębia 13, 31-007 Kraków



Library of the History Institute

Bibliotece Instytutu Historii UJ

Ul. Gołębia 13, 31-007 Kraków

Barbara Korpet (depart. secretary) 

Institute email:

Institute fax: (+48) 12421 7710


General email:

University of Łódź Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Łódzki, Instytut Historiiul. Kamińskiego 27a, 90-219 Łódź Institute email: sekretariatih@uni.lodz.plInstitute fax: (+48) 42665 5982
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Institute of HistoryKatolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Instytut HistoriiAl. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin Joanna Matwiejczyk (secretary),11281.html
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Zakład Historii Powszechnej Średniowiecznejpl. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 4a, 20-031 Lublin


Institute of History


 Prof. Jacek Banaszkiewicz (Head of Depart.) 



Jolanta Solan-Jurak (secretary of the hist. inst.)

Institute fax: (+48) 81537 5282,7607.htm

Opole University Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Opolskiego, Instytut Historiiul. Strzelców Bytomskich 2, 45-084 Opole Institute email: insthist@uni.opole.plInstitute fax: (+48) 77401 6188
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Instytut Historii, Zakład Historii Średniowiecznejul. Święty Marcin 78, 61-809 Poznań


Prof. Krzysztof Kaczmarek (Head of Depart.) 

Institute of History  email:

Institute of History fax: (+48) 61829 4725
Rzeszów University Institute of HistoryUniwersytet Rzeszowski, Instytut Historiial. Rejtana 16c, 35-959 Rzeszów Institute email: hist-ur@univ.rzeszow.plInstitute fax: (+48) 17872 12 69
University of Szczecin Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet Szczeciński, Sekretariat Instytutu Historii i Stosunków Międzynarodowychul. Krakowska 71-79, 71-017 Szczecin Prof. Stefan Kwiatkowski (Head of Depart.) 

Grażyna Mazgoła (secretary at History Instit.)

Institute email:

Institute fax: (+48) 91444 3301
University of Warsaw Department of Medieval History  

Department of Teaching of History

Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Historii, Zakład Historii Średniowiecznej /or/ Zakład Dydaktyki Historii

Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa

Roman Michałowski (Head of Depart.) 

Katarzyna Błachowska (Head of Depart.)

Departmental email:


Institute email:

Institute fax:  (+48) 22 826 1988

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie, Instytut Nauk Historycznych, Katedra Historii Średniowiecznejul. Wóycickiego 1/3,bl. 23,  01-938 Warszawa Fr. Prof.  Waldemar Graczyk (Head of Depart.) 

Institute email:
University of Zielona Góra Department of Medieval HistoryUniwersytet Zielonogórski, Instytut Historii, Zakład Historii Średniowiecznejal. Wojska Polskiego 69, 65-762 Zielona Góra Prof. Urszula Świderska-Włodarczyk (Head of Depart.) 

Hist. Inst. email:

Hist. Inst. fax: (+48) 68328 3279
Polish National Library Biblioteka NarodowaNiepodległości 213, 02-086 Warszawa General email:
Polish Academy of Sciences Division I Humanities and Social SciencesPolska Akademia Nauk Pałac Kultury i Nauki, Plac Defilad 1 Skrytka Pocztowa 24, 00-901 Warszawa Prof. Stanislaw Filipowicz (Dean of Faculty) 

General email:

General fax: (+48) 22182 7050
Polish Hist-ory Teachers Association Os .Willowe 35, Kraków 31-902 Andrzej Górniak (President & Contact Person)
Belarus Belarusian State University The Department of Belarus History of the Ancient Time and the Middle AgesБелорусский государственный университет, История кафедры истории Беларуси древнего времени и средних вековул. Красноармейская 6, г. Минск, 220030



The Ancient and Medieval History Department

Белорусский государственный университет, История кафедры истории древнего мира и средних веков

ул. Красноармейская 6, 220030 г. Минск


Prof. Kazakov Yuriy Leonidovich (Head of Depart.): No email given 





Prof. Victor A. Fedosik (Head of Depart.)





Hist. Fac. email:

Hist. Fac. fax: (+375) 17327 3014

Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno Faculty of History and SociologyФакультэт гісторыі, камунікацыі і турызму

230023, г. Гродна, вул. Кастрычніцкая, 5
230023 Grodno, Oktiabrskaya Str., 5

National Library of Belarus Нацыянальная Бiблiятэка Беларусiпр. Независимости, 116, 220114 г. Минск General email: inbox@nlb.byGeneral fax: (+375) 17266 3706 


Natallia Esis (Academic secretary) &
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Национальная академия наук Беларусипр-т Независимости 66, 220072 г. Минск  General email: nasb@presidium.bas-net.byGeneral fax: (+375) 17284 2816 

Podkopaev Vladimir Viktorovich (Head of the Depart. of International Cooperation)

Orlova Elena Evgenjevna (Deputy Head of the Depart. of International Cooperation)
Ukraine Kamyanets-Podilsky Ivan Ohienko National University Department of the History of UkraineКам’янець-Подільський національний університет імені Івана Огієнка (КПНУ), Історичний факультет, Кафедра історії Українивул. Татарська, 14, 32300 м. Кам’янець-Подільський Depart. email: 


Hist. Fac. email:
Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University Faculty of HistoryДніпропетровський національний університет імені Олеся Гончара, Історичний факультетпросп. Гагаріна,  72, 49010 м. Дніпропетровськ


Regional center of education monitoring

Дніпропетровський національний університет імені Олеся Гончара,

Регіональний Центр Моніторингу Освіти

вул. Казакова 18, корпус 14, ауд. 110, 49010 м. Дніпропетровськ

No email, no fax given 





General email:

General fax: (+380) 56776 5833 

Donetsk National University Faculty of HistoryДонецький Національний Університет, Історичний факультетвул. 600-річчя, 21, 21021 Вінниця Hist. Fac. email:
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Department of HistoryНаціональний університет «Києво-Могилянська академія», Кафедра історіївул. Г. Сковороди, 2, 04655 Київ Natalia V. Shlikhta (Head of Depart.) 

Depart. fax: (+380) 44425 6006
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Faculty of HistoryІсторичний факультет Київського національного університету імені Тараса ШевченкаВул. Володимирська 60, 01601 Київ Hist. fac. email: and fac. fax: (+380) 44234 6980 and (+380) 44239 3212
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Department of History of Central and Eastern Europe 

Department of History of Middle Ages and Byzantine Studies

Львівський національний університет ім. Івана Франка, Історичний факультет, Кафедра історії центральної та східної європи /or/ Кафедра історії середніх віків та візантиністики

вул. Університетська 1, 79000 м. Львів

Prof. Mykhailo Kril (Head of Depart.)No email given 


Prof. Leontiy Voytovych (Head of Depart.)




Hist. fac. email:

Lviv Polytechnic National University Department of History of Ukraine and EthnocommunicationНаціональний університет «Львівська політехніка», Кафедра історії України та етнокомунікацій (ІУЕК)вул. Митрополита Андрея 3, 4-й корпус, кімната 202, 79013 Львів Prof. Verbytska Pauline V. (Head of Depart.)Depart. email: &
Ukrainian Catholic University Department of Classical, Byzantine and Medieval StudiesУкраїнський Католицький Університет, Кафедра КлаВіСВул. Іл. Свєнціцького 17, 79011 м. Львів Prof. Yaroslava Melnyk (Head of Depart.) 

University email:

University fax: (+380) 38240 9950
Nationa University of Kharkiv Institute of History (incl. Department of Ancient and Medieval History)Харківський національний університет, Історичний факультетмайдан Свободи 4, 61022 Харків Institute email: history@karazin.uaInstitute fax: (+380) 57705 1236
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Department of Ethnology, ancient and medieval historyЧернівецький національний університет імені Юрія Федьковича, факультет історії, політології та міжнародних відносин, кафедра етнології, античної та средньовічної історіївул Кафедральна 2, корпус 14, 58012 м. Чернівці Prof. Michael K. Chuchko (Head of Depart.) 

Depart. email:
Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University Department of Ancient and Medieval HistoryОдеський національний університет ім. І.І. Мечникова, Історичний факультет, Кафедра історії стародавнього світу та середніх віківNO UNAMBIGUOUS POST. ADDRESS PROVIDED

?? вул. Дворянська, 2, 65000 Odessa, Ukraina
Iryna V. Nemchenko (Head of the Depart.)
National Library of Ukraine Національна бібліотека Українипр. 40-річчя Жовтня 3, 03039 м. Київ General email: fax: (+380) 44525 5602
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Національна академія наук Українивул. Володимирська 54, 01030 Київ General email: fax: (+380) 44234 3243
Ukrainian History Teachers’ Association Всеукраїнської асоціації “Нова Доба”вул. Галицька, 1/5, 79008 м. Львів Polina Verbitska (Contact Person)Email: (+380) 32297 6689
Czech Republic Charles University in Prague Department of HistoryCharles University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of HistoryU Kříže 8 (místnost 5010), 158 00 Prague 5 Markéta Pražáková Seligová (Head of Depart.)
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice Department of HistoryJihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Filozofická fakulta, Historický ústavBranišovská 31a, 370 05 České Budějovice Marie Tesařová (depart. secretary)tesarova@ff.jcu.czProf. Václav Bůžek (Head of Depart.)
University of West Bohemia Department of Historical SciencesZápadočeská Univerzita v Plzni (ZČU),Fakulta filozofická, Katedra historických věd

Sedláčkova 38, 306 14 Plzeň

Barbora Polifková (depart. secretary)polifkov@khv.zcu.czRoman Kodet (Head of Depart.)
University of Hradec Králové Department of HistoryUniverzita Hradec Králové,  Filozofická fakulta, Historický ústavRokitanského 62 (building B, room 22080), 500 03 Hradec Kralove 3 Jitka Arnoštová (depart. secretary)jitka.arnostova@uhk.czJiří Hutečka (Head of Depart.)
National Library of the Czech Republic Národní knihovna České republikyKlementinum 190, 110 00 Praha 1 (Office of Director General) (Foreign Relations Depart.) (Public Relations Depart.)

General fax: (+420) 22166 3261
Center for Medieval Studies CMSJilská 1
110 00 Praha 1
tel.: (+420) 222 222 146
e-mail: (Drector)
Historical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Historický ústav AV ČR,
Prosecká 809/76,
CZ-190 00 Praha 9
Telefon: +420 286 882 121 (Sekretariat) AV CR:
History Teachers’ Association of the Czech Rep. (ASUD) Vratislavova 13, 128 00 Prague 2 Eva Zajícová (Contact Person) 

General email: &

General fax: (+420) 25156 1389
Slovakia Matej Bel University Department of HistoryUniverzita Mateja Bela, Filozoficka fakultá, Katedra histórieTajovského 40, 974 01 Banská Bystrica Jana Kováčová (depart. secretary)jana.kovacova2@umb.skRastislav Kožia (Head of Depart.)


General depart. email: &
Comenius University in Bratislava Department of General HistoryUniverzita Komenského v Bratislave, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra všeobecných dejínGondova 2, P.O.BOX 32, 814 99  Bratislava Andrea Reffeková (depart. secretary)
Selye János University Department of History (pedagogical faculty)Univerzita J. Selyeho, Pedagogická fakulta, Katedra histórie/or/

Selye János Egyetem, Tanárképző Kar, Történelmi Tanszék

Bratislavská cesta 3322, SK-94501 Komárno

Popély Árpád (medieval & modern historian)popelya@selyeuni.skVajda Barnabás (early modern historian)

Szarka László (early modern historian)
University of Prešov Department of the oldest, medieval and early modern historyPrešovská univerzita v Prešove, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra najstarších, stredovekých a ranonovovekých dejín17. novembra 1, 080 01 Prešov Prof. Peter Kónya (Head of Depart.)
Catholic University in Ružomberok Department of HistoryKatolícka univerzita v Ružomberku, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra histórieHrabovská cesta 1B, 034 01 Ružomberok


Institute of Historical Sciences and Practical Theology (pedagogical faculty)

Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku,

Pedagogická fakulta, Ústav historických vied a praktickej teológie

Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok

Zuzana Benczová (depart. secretary)zuzana.benczova@ku.skJaroslav Nemeš (Head of Depart.)


Štefan Kučík (depart. secretary)

Prof. Róbert Sarka (Head of Depart.)


Depart. fax: (+421) 044/4304787

University of Trnava Department of HistoryTrnavská univerzita v Trnave, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra histórieHornopotočná 23, 981 43 Trnava Zuzana Lopatková (depart. secretary)lopatkova@centrum.skVladimir Rábik (Head of Depart.)
National Library of the Czech Republic Slovenská národná knižnicaNámestie J. C. Hronského 1, 036 01 Martin 

Bibliotheca Apponiana – Aponiovská Knižnica, 956 14 Oponice 271

General email: 

General email:
Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovenská akadémia viedŠtefánikova 49, 814 38 Bratislava  Lubica Suballyová (secretary) 

General fax: (+421) 257510 608
Slovak History Teachers’ Association NO NAME GIVENGondova 2, 818 01 Bratislava  Viliam Kratochvil (Contact Person)
Croatia University of Zadar Department of HistorySveučilište u Zadru, Odjel za PovijestRuđera Boškovića 5, 23000 Zadar Danijel Pavičić (depart. secretary)dpavicic@unizd.hrFax: (+385) 23/200730

Prof. Mithad Kozličić (Head of Depart.)

Fax: (+385) 23/200647
University of Zagreb Depart. of World History of the Middle AgesSveučilište u Zagrebu, Zavod za Hrvatsku Povijest, Katedra za svjetsku povijest srednjeg vijekaIvana Lučića 3, 10000 Zagreb


Department of the History of Central and

Southeast Europe

Filozofski fakultet Zagreb, Zavod za Hrvatsku Povijest, Katedra za povijest srednje i

jugoistočne Europe

Ivana Lučića 3, 10000 Zagreb


Institute of Croatian History




Department of Education

Filozofski fakultet Zagreb, Odsjek za pedagogiju (Soba C-203)

Ivana Lučića 3, 10000 Zagreb

Borislav Grgin (Head of Depart.)bgrgin@ffzg.hrHrvoje Klasić (assoc. prof.)



Drago Roksandić (Head of Depart.)

Željko Holjevac (assoc. prof.)




Danijela Bašić (secretary of the History Inst.)

General email:


Gordana Cota (depart. secretary)

Fax: (+385) 16156880

Prof. Koraljka Posavec (Head of Depart.)

University of Rijeka  Department of History 



Department of Pedagogy

Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci, Odsjek za povijest /or/ Odsjek za pedagogiju

Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka

Gordana Dželalija (depart. secretary)gdzelalija@ffri.hrProf. Darko Dukovski (Head of Depart.)


Vesna Blažičević (depart. secretary)

Prof. Branko Rafajac (Head of Depart.)

University of Split Department of HistorySveučilište u Splitu, Filozofski Fakultet, Odsjek za povijest (Put iza nove bolnice 10c, Klerikat)Sinjska 2, 21000 Split


Department of Teacher Education

Sveučilište u Splitu, Filozofski Fakultet, Odsjek za učiteljski studij

Teslina 12, 21000 Split

Vesela Ljubičić (depart. secretary)vljubicic@ffst.hrMarko Trogrlić (Head of Depart.)


Snježana Lauš (depart. secretary)

Irena Mišurac (Head of Depart.) &

Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek Department of HistorySveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Filozofski Fakultet, Odsjek za povijestLorenza Jägera 9, 31000 Osijek Prof. Ivan Baltaibalta@ffos.hrIvana Jurcevic (assist. prof.)

Sergei Filipobić (assist.)
Juraj Dobrila University of Pula Department of HistorySveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli, Odjel za humanističke znanosti, Odsjek za povijestIvana Matetića Ronjgova 1, 52100 Pula


Department of Ancient and Medieval History

(Katedra za Staru i Srednjovjekovnu Povijest)


Department of Educational Sciences

Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli, Odjel za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti

Ronjgova 1, 52100 Pula

Igor Duda (Head of Depart.) igor.duda@unipu.hrDepart. email:


Prof. Robert Matijašić (Head of Depart.)


Ivana Lišnić (depart. secretary)

Mirjana Radetić-Paić (Head of Depart.)

Ivana Paula Gortan-Carlin (Head of Depart. of Teacher Education) &

National and University Library Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u ZagrebuHrvatske Bratske Zajednice 4, 10000 Zagreb Zagorka Majstorović (Library Adviser for ‘basic activities,academic/specialized libraries’): zmajstorovic@nsk.hrFax: (+385) 16164186 

Email for ‘school libraries’:
Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Izjava Hrvatske Akademije Znanosti I UmjetnostiZrinski trg 11, 10000 Zagreb General email: kabpred@hazu.hrGeneral fax: (+358) 14819979
Croatian History Teachers’ Association NO NAME GIVENKlaićeva 1, 10000 ZAGREB  Kresimir Erdelja (Contact Person)(email link not working) 

Tamara Jankovic (President)
Slovenia University of Ljubljana Department of HistoryUniverza v Ljubljani, Filozofska fakulteta, Oddelek za zgodovinoAškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana





Department of Educational Sciences

Univerza v Ljubljani, Filozofska fakulteta, Oddelek za pedagogiko in andragogiko

Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana

Jasna Vanček (depart. secretary)jasna.vancek@ff.uni-lj.siProf. Danijela Trškan (Head of Depart.)


Depart. email:

Depart. fax: (+386) 12459337


Nevenka Princes (depart. secretary)

Sabina Jelenc Krašovec (Head of Depart.)

University of Maribor Department of HistoryUniverza v Mariboru, Filozofska fakulteta, Oddelek za zgodovinoKoroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor Prof. Darko Friš (Head of Depart.)darko.fris@um.siAnton Ravnikar (Medievalist)
University of Primorska Department of HistoryUniverza na Primorskem, Fakulteta za humanistične študije, Oddelek za zgodovinoTitov trg 5, 6000 Koper Prof. Jože Pirjevec (Head of Depart.)joze.pirjevec@fhs.upr.siMiha Preinfalk  (medieval / early modern scholar)

Prof. Darja Mihelič (Medievalist)

Fax: (+386) 14257801


Faculty email:

Faculty fax: (+386) 56637742
National and University Library Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnicaTurjaška ulica 1, 1000 Ljubljana  General email: info@nuk.uni-lj.siGeneral fax: (+386) 14257293 (Contact us)
Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnostiNovi trg 3, 1000 Ljubljana General email: sazu@sazu.siGeneral fax: (+386) 14253423
Slovenian History Teachers’ Association Društvo učiteljev zgodovine slovenijeAškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana Jelka Razpotnik (Contact Person) 

General email:
Romania 1 Decembrie 1918 University, Alba Iulia Department of History, Archaeology, and MuseologyUniversitatea 1 Decembrie 1918 din Alba Iulia, Departamentul de Istorie Arheologie MuzeologieStr. Nicolae Iorga, Nr. 11-13, 510009 Alba Iulia Prof. Mihai Gligor (Head of Depart.) & m_gligor@yahoo.comDepart. email: &

Depart. fax: (+40) 258 806260
University of Bucharest Faculty of HistoryUniversitatea din București, Facultatea de IstorieBd. Regina Elisabeta 4-12 Sector 5, 030018 Bucureşti Depart. email: secretariat@istorie.unibuc.roDepart. fax: (+40) 213 100680
Babeș-Bolyai University Department of Medieval, Premodern, and Art HistoryUniversitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filosofie, Departamentul de Istorie Medievală, Premodernă şi Istoria ArteStr. Kogălniceanu nr.1, 400084 Cluj-Napoca Virgil Ionut Costea (Head of Depart.)
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Department of Medieval Romanian and Universal HistoryUniversitatea ‘Al.I.Cuza’ din Iaşi, Facultatea de Istorie, Departamentul de Istorie medievală a românilor şi universalăB-dul Carol I Nr.11, 700506 Iaşi Prof. Laurenţiu Rădvan (Head of Depart., Medievalist) & radvan_laur@yahoo.comFax: (+40) 232 201156

Prof. Alexandru-Florin Platon (Medievalist)

Bogdan-Petru Maleon (Medievalist)


Valeria Mihăilă (Hist. fac. secretary)

Maria-Loredana Nistor (Hist. fac. secretary)

General fac. email:

Fac. fax: (+40) 232 201156 


University of Oradea Department of HistoryUniversitatea din Oradea, Facultatea de Istorie, Relatii Internationale, Stiinte Politice si Stiintele Comunicarii, Departamentul de IstorieStrada Universităţii nr.1, Campus II, pav. V, parter, 410087 Oradea, jud. Bihor Florin Sfrengeu (Head of Depart.)florinsfrengeu@yahoo.comDepart. fax: (+40) 259 408443
National Library of Romania Biblioteca Nationala a RomanieiBucureşti, Bd.Unirii nr.22, sector 3, 030833 București General email:
Romanian Academy of Sciences Academia de Științe din România125, Calea Victoriei, sector 1, 010071 Bucharest Elena Solunca (Contact Person)solunca@acad.roCornelia Lepadatu (Contact Person)

General fax: (+40) 121 16608


Prof. Alexandru Vulpe (President of the branch for ‘Historical Sciences and Archaeology’)


Association of History Teachers from Romania NO NAME GIVENPO BOX 20-79Bucharest 20  030620 Romania


Societatea de Siinte Istorice din Romania Facultatea de Istorie, Parter

Bulevardul Regina Elisabeta No. 13, 30017 Bucharest 3

Manea Mihai (President & Contact Person) 


Alexandru Barnea (Contact Person)

Alternative email:
Moldova Moldova State University Department of Romanian & universal History, and ArchaeologyUniversitatea de Stat din Moldova, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filosofie,  Departamentul Istoria Românilor, Universală şi ArheologieStr. Alexei Mateevici, Nr. 60, bloc central, 2009 Chişinău Depart. email: catedraistoriaromanilor@yahoo.comEugenia Răileanu (Hist./Philos. fac. secretary)
Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University Faculty of history and ethnopedagogyUniversitatea Pedagogică de Stat ‘I. Creangă’, Facultatea Istorie și EtnopedagogieStr. I. Creangă, nr. 1, 2069 Chişinău Sergiu Musteață  (Dean of Hist./Ethno. Fac.)
National Library of Moldova Biblioteca Naţională a Republicii MoldovaStr. 31 August 1989, nr. 78-A, 2012 Chişinău Vera Osoianu (Deputy director of research and development) 

General email:

General fax: (+373) 2222 1475

Academy of Science of Moldova Institute of HistoryInstitutul de Istorie al Academiei de Ştiinţe a MoldoveiStr. 31 August 1989, 82, 2012 Chişinău Hist. Inst. email: 

Valentin Constantinov (historian at the Department of Medieval History of the Academy)
Bosnia & Hercegovina  University of Banja Luka Department of HistoryUniverzitet u Banjoj Luci, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek: HistorijaBulevar vojvode Petra Bojovića, 1A, 78000 Banja Luka Oleg Soldat (Contact Person, CEU alumnus)olegsoldat@gmail.comPhilo. fac. email:

Philo. fac. fax: (+387) 5132 2790
University of Tuzla Department of HistoryUniverzitet u Tuzli, Filozofski fakultet, Odsjek: HistorijaDr. Tihomila Markovića 1, 75000 Tuzla Depart. email: & 

Midhat Spahić (Medievalist)
Pedagogical Institute of Tuzla Canton Pedagoški zavod Tuzlanskog kantonaBosne srebrene 119, 75000 Tuzla Zineta Topčagić (secretary)sekretar@pztz.baMidhat Spahić (Medievalist)

Prof. Nikola Čiča (Director)


General email:

General fax: (+387) 3532 0221
University of Sarajevo Department of HistoryFilozofski fakultet u Sarajevu, Odsjeka za historijuFranje Račkog 1, 71000 Sarajevo Esad Kurtović (Medievalast)NO EMAIL GIVEN, but on


Philo. fac. email:

Philo. fac. fax: (+387) 3366 7873
Institute for History in Sarajevo Javna naučna ustanova Institut za istoriju SarajevoAlipašina br. 9, 71000 Sarajevo  Prof. Husnija Kamberović (Director) 

General email: &

General fax: (+387) 3321 7263
National and University Library of BiH Nacionalna i univerzitetska biblioteka Bosne i HercegovineZmaja od Bosne 8b, 71000 Sarajevo Office of the Director:ured.direktora@nub.baFax: (+387) 3321 8431
Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina Akademija nauka i umjetnosti Bosne i HercegovineBistrik 7, 71000 Sarajevo Amra Avdagić (secreatary) 

General email:

General fax: (+387) 3356 0703
Bosnia EUROCLIO-HIP EUROCLIO-HIPZmaja od Bosne 5, 71 000 Sarajevo Bojana Dujkovic-Blagojevic (Contact Person) 

General email:


Melisa Forić (secretary)
Serbia  University of Belgrade Department of HistoryUniverzitet u Beogrаdu, Filozofski fаkultet, Istorijа
Čikа Ljubinа 18-20, 11000 Beogrаd
Jelena Paunović-Štermenski (depart. secretary) Nikola Samardžić (Head of Depart.)

Katarina Kovačević (depart. librarian)


Đorđe Bubalo (Medievalist)

Jelena Mrgić (Medievalist) &

Vlada Stanković (Byzantinist)

Maja Nikolić (Byzantinist)
University of Novi Sad Department of HistoryUniverzitet u Novom Sadu, Filozofski fаkultet, Odsek za istorijuDr Zorana Đinđića 2, 21000 Novi Sad


Depart. email: Mikavica (Head of Depart.)

Sava Živanović (Depart. librarian)


Vesna Manojlović-Nikolić (Med. Archaeologist)

Snežana Božanić (Medievalist)

Boris Stojkovski (Medievalist, Byzantinist)
University of Niš Department of HistoryУниверзитет у Нишу, Филозофски факултет, Департман за историјуЋирила и Методија 2, 18000 Ниш Prof. Ema Miljkovic Bojanic (Head of Depart.) 

Vladimir Aleksic (Medievalist)
University of Pristina Department of HistoryУниверзитет у Приштини, Филозофски факултет, Катедра за историјуФилипа Вишњића бб.

38220 Косовска Митровица

Dalibor Elezović (depart. secretary) Mark Atlagić (Head of Depart.)
National Library of Serbia Narodna biblioteka SrbijeSkerliceva 1, 11000 Belgrade General email:
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Српска академија наука и уметностиКнез Михаилова 35, 11000 Београд Email for the ‘Depart. of Historical Sciences’
Association for Social History (Serbia) Udruženje za društvenu istoriju (prof. dr Milan Ristović), Filozofski fakultet
Čika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade
General email:
Monte-negro,  University of Montenegro Department of HistoryUniverzitet Crne Gore, Filozofski Fakultet, IstorijaDanila Bojovića bb, 81400 Niksic


Marijan Premović (Medievalist) & marijanp@ac.meDyer Jovović (Medievalist)


Philos. faculty email:
Historical Institute of Montenegro Istorijski institut Crne GoreBulevar Revolucije br. 5, 81000 Podgorica Jelena Djukanovic (secretary) 

General email:

General fax: (+382) 20 241 336
National Library of Montenegro ‘Đurđe Crnojević’ CNB ‘Đurđe Crnojević’Bulevar crnogorskih junaka br.163, 81250 Cetinje General email:
Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts Crnogorska akademija nauka i umjetnostiUlica Rista Stijovića 5, 81000 Podgorica General email: fax: (+382) 20 655 451
History Teachers Association of Monte-negro Istorijski institut (HIPMONT)Bulevar Revolucije 3, 81000  Podgorica Milos Vukanovic (Contact Person)milosvukanovic86@gmail.comFax: (+382) 81241336
Albania University of Tirana Department of HistoryUniversiteti i Tiranës, Fakulteti i Historise dhe Filologjise, Departamenti i HistorisëRruga e Elbasanit, 1000 Tiranë Depart. email: fac. email:

Hist. fac. fax: (+355) 423 69987
The National Library of Albania Biblioteka Kombëtare e ShqipërisëSheshi Skënderbej, 1000 Tirana Adel Qose (secretary)sekretaria.bk@gmail.comFax: (+355) 422 23843
Academy of Sciences of Albania Akademia e Shkencave e ShqipërisëSheshi ‘Fan Noli’, Tiranë General email: fax: (+355) 422 27476
Albanian History Teachers Association ALBNA ‘Youth and History’NO ADRESS GIVEN Liljana Guga (Contact Person)
Bulgaria American University in Bulgaria Department of History and CivilizationsAmerican University in Bulgaria, Department of History and Civilizations1 Georgi Izmirliev Sq, 2700 Blagoevgrad Prof. Pierangelo Castagneto (Head of Depart.)pcastagneto@aubg.bgSerguey Ivanov (Medievalist)
Plovdiv University Department of History and ArchaeologyПловдивски университет, Философско-исторически факултет, Катедра ‘История и археология’ул. Цар Асен 24 (Ректорат, ет. 2, каб. 256 а), 4000 Пловдив Ivan Hristov Djambov (Head of Depart., Medievalist)djambov@uni-plovdiv.bgProf. Mirena Slavova (Classical Philologist, Byzantinist)

Ilka Lyubenova Petkova (Medievalist, Byzantinist)

Rumiana Komsalov (Medievalist)

Stoyan Popov (Medieval Archaeologist)
‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ University of Sofia Department of the History of Byzantium and the Balkan nationsСофийски университет ‘Св. Климент Охридски’, Исторически факултет, Катедра история на Византия и балканските народиБул. Цар Освободител № 15, стая 40А, 1504 София Hristov Purvev (Head of Depart.) 

Depart. email:

Depart. fax: (+359) 946 30 22
The St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo Department of Old and Medieval HistoryВеликотърновски университет ‘Св. св. Кирил и Методий’, Исторически Факултет, Катедра ‘Стара и средновековна история’Т.Търновски 2, 5003 Велико Търново Ralitsa Todorova Katsarkova (depart. secretary)r.katsarkova@uni-vt.bgIvan Kostadinov Lazarov Head of Depart.)
South-West University ‘Neofit Rilski’ Department of HistoryЮгозападен университет ‘Неофит Рилски’,  Правно-исторически факултет, Катедра ‘История’ул. Иван Михайлов 66, 2700 Благоевград Prof. Kalin Porozhanov (Head of Depart.)
Constantine of Preslav University of Shumen Department of History and ArchaeologyШуменски университет, Факултет по Хуманитарни науки, История И Археологияул. Университетска 115 (Корпус 1, кабинет 301), 9712 гр. Шумен


Todor Rajchev  Todorov (Head of Depart., Medievalist)todor_todorov02@yahoo.comProf. Ivan Yordanov Yordanov (Medievalist, Byzantinist)

Prof. Stoyan Vitlyanov Stoyanov (Medieval Archaeologist) &
St. St. Cyril & Methodius National Library Национална библиотека ‘Свети Свети Кирил и Методий’бул. Васил Левски 88, 1037 София Violeta Bozhkova (secretary)secretary@nationallibrary.bgFax: (+359) 2843 5495
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Българска Академия на науките, (oтдел ‘международна дейност, оперативниПрограми и проекти’)ул. 15 ноември 1, 1040 София


Veneta Nikolova (Head of Depart.: ‘International Affairs, operational programmes and projects’)veneta@cu.bas.bgFax: (+359) 2986 2523


Nikola  Jablianov (Chief Expert in same depart.)

Fax: (+359) 2988 0448
Bulgarian History Teachers’ Association сдружение на преподавателите по история в българияTzar Boris III Blvd. 224, 1619  Sofia (uncertain


Bistra Stoimenova (Presid. & Contact Person) 


Prof. Rumyana Kusheva (Repres. of the Assocation Board)
Mace-donia Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje Department of HistoryУниверзитет ‘Св. Кирил и Методиј’ во Скопје, Филозофски факултет, Историјабул. Гоце Делчев бр. 9A, 1000 Скопје





Institute of National History

Институт за национална историја

ул. Глигор Прличев бр. 3, 1000 Скопје

Prof. Aleksandar Atanasovski (Medievalist, Byzantinist) Petrovski (Medievalist)

Toni Filiposki (Medievalist)


General email:

General fax: (+389) 2 3115831 

National and University Library ‘St. Kliment of Ohrid’ НУБ „Св. Климент Охридски“ – СкопјеБул. Гоце Делчев бр. 6, пошт. фах 566, 1000 Скопје General fax: (+389) 2 3226846Vasilka Hristovska (Head of ‘Information System for Science and Research Activity in the Rep. of Macedonia’)
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts Македонска Академија на Науките и УметноститеБул. Крсте Мисирков, 2, П.С. 428, 1000 Скопје  General email: fax: (+389) 2 3235500
History Teachers’ Association of Macedonia Str. 60 No. 37, Volkovo1000  SkopjeMacedonia


Mire Mladenovski (President, Contact Person)mire.mladenovski@gmail.comFax: (+389) 2 2037805
Kosovo  University of Pristina Department of HistoryUniversiteti i Prishtinës, Fakulteti Filozofik, Departamenti i HistorisëRr. Nëna Terezë p.n., 10000 Prishtinë Muhamet Qerimi (Medievalist, Byzantinist) 


Muhamet Mala (Medievalist)



Philos. fac. email:
National Library of Kosovo Biblioteka Kombëtare e KosovësSheshi Hasan Prishtina p.n., 10000 Prishtinë General email: biblioteka@biblioteka-ks.orgGeneral fax: (+381)38 248940
Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo Akademia e Shkencave dhe e Arteve e KosovësRruga Agim Ramadani p.n., 10000 Prishtine  General email: ashak@ashak.orgGeneral fax: (+381) 38 244636,36,9 (n.b. NO HISTORY SECTION)
History Teachers’ Association of Kosovo NO NAME GIVENDardania SU 4/2 Ll. A1 Nr. 25, 10000 Prishtina Arbër Salihu (Contact Person)
Hungary Andrássy University Department for Central European HistoryAndrássy Egyetem BudapestPollack Mihály tér 3. (szoba: A206), 1088 Budapest Zsuzsanna Pletenyik (secretary)
Eötvös Loránd University Department of Medieval and Early Modern Universal History 




Department of Medieval and Early Modern Hungarian History

ELTE, BTK, Középkori és Kora Újkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék /or/ Középkori és Kora Újkori Magyar Történeti Tanszék

Múzeum krt. 6-8. I. em. 126., 1088 Budapest

Prof. Klaniczay Gáborklaniczay.gabor@btk.elte.huNagy Balázs

Sághy Marianne


Prof. Horn Ildikó,EntryF2&p3=x:FomenuV2,Entry2S2&p4=p:8201&id=CMORG-129,EntryF2&p3=x:FomenuV2,Entry2S2&p4=p:8201&id=CMORG-128

Károli Gáspár University Department of Medieval StudiesKRE, BTK, Történettudományi Intézet, Medievisztika TanszékDózsa György út 25-27., 1146 Budapest




Teacher Training Institute

KRE, BTK, Tanárképző Központ

Dózsa György út 25-27. (I. em. 113/114. szoba), 1146 Budapest

Prof. F. Beatrix Romhányi (Head of Depart.)t.romhanyi@gmail.comHedvig Bubnó &

László Gálffy


Prof. Edit  Bodonyi (Head of Institute) 

Pázmány Péter University Department of Medieval StudiesPPKE, Bölcsészet- és Társadalomtudományi Kar, Medievisztika TanszékEgyetem u. 1. (Anselmianum 203), 2087 Piliscsaba


History Teacher module

Tanári mesterképzési szak Történelemtanár szakterületi modul


Szilvia Ungár Bélikné (depart. secretary)tortenelem@btk.ppke.huRácz György (Head of Depart.)



Őze Sándor (Head of module)
University of Pécs Department of Medieval and Early Modern Universal HistoryPécsi Tudományegyetem, BTK, Történettudományi Intézet, Középkori és Koraújkori Történeti Tanszék

Rókus utca 2. (M épület/112 szoba), 7624 Pécs

Gabriella Kádár P. (depart. secretary)kadar.gabriella@pte.huFax: (+36) 72/501-572

Prof. Márta Font (Head of Depart.)
University of Szeged Byzantine Studies & Latin Philology GroupBizantinológia és Középlatin Filológia Tanszéki Csoport 


Department of Medieval and Early Modern Universal History

Szegedi Tudományegyetem, BTK, Történeti Intézet, Középkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék

Egyetem u. 2. III. emelet, 6722 Szeged


Teacher Training Center

Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Tanárképző Központ

Dugonics tér 13, 6720 Szeged

Peter Bara (Contact Person, CEU alumnus)mimnermosz@yahoo.comProf.  Olajos Terézia (Head of depart. group)


Anikó Seres Deákné (depart. secretary)

Mikuska Tiborné (depart. secretary)

Prof. Zimonyi István (Head of Depart.)


General email:

University of Debrecen Department of Medieval and Early Modern Hungarian HistoryDebreceni Egyetem, BTK, Történelmi Intézet, Középkori és Koraújkori Magyar Történeti TanszékEgyetem tér 1. Pf. 38 (III. em./ 313as szoba), 4010 Debrecen



Prof. János Bartaforisek.peter@arts.unideb.huProf. Papp Klára (Head of Depart.)

Attila Bárány

Annamária Jeney-Tóth

Gábor Bradács (instructor, CEU alumnus)
University of Miskolc Department of Medieval and Early Modern HistoryMiskolci Egyetem, BTK, Történettudományi Intézet, Közép- és Kora Újkor Történeti TanszékEgyetemváros B/2 ép. 4 em., 3515 Miskolc



Emőke Horváthor11775@t-online.huGábor Nagy

Szilárd Süttő

Attila Tózsa-Rigó


Hist. instit. email: &
College of Nyíregyháza Institute of History and PhilosophyNyíregyházi Főiskola, Történettudományi és Filozófia IntézetSóstói u. 31/b (A. ép./328as szoba), 4400 Nyíregyháza Lajos András Kiss (Head of Institute)kisslaj@nyf.huÉva Aszalós (Medievalist)

General email:
National Széchényi Library Országos Széchényi KönyvtárSzent György tér 4-5-6, 1014  Budapest General email:
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Historical InstituteMagyar Tudományos Akadémia, Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont,Történettudományi Intézet

Úri u 53, 1014 Budapest

Attila Zoldos (Head of Group)csukovits.eniko@btk.mta.huTamás Pálosfalvi

Renáta Skorka


General email:

General fax: (+36) 224 6756
Hungarian History Teachers’ Association Történelemtanárok EgyleteMúzeum u. 7., 1088 Budapest General email: & info@tte.huLászló Beró (Contact Person)






As the first pilot project of MECERN, we launched an essay competition about the image of historic (mainly medieval) neighbors in the schoolbooks of the Central European region – in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Schoolbook Research (Braunschweig).  The announcement was written up in English, German, French and – with the help of MECERN members in the various countries – local vernaculars. With their and other colleagues’ help, we have established a mailing list of universities, research institutions, libraries, and associations of history teachers in 20 countries, comprising of some 250 electronic addresses who received e-mailed or printed announcements. (We have now placed this contact list on the MECERN webpage under Research Resources: it may be useful for members to circulate invitations or announcements. Of course, the addresses and names are those valid at the time of its compilation, September 2015.)

We have requested that interested parties, students and teachers, register their intention to submit essays in either of the languages of the announcement by 1 November 2015. We were pleased that 25 registrants signed up for the competition. The deadline for submission was 1 February 2016. At that time, eleven essays arrived. Regretfully, a number of registrants did not manage to complete their work in time. Unfortunately, the submission were unevenly spread over region; no essays arrived from Poland, the Czech and Slovak Republics or Hungary. The successful participants came from Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Moldova, Romania, and Russia.

The essays were submitted for evaluation to an international jury consisting of Anna Adamska of Utrecht, Rune Brandt Larsen of Lund, Vasco LaSalvia of Rome, and Robert Maier from the Eckert Institute. János M. Bak from CEU, founding member of MECERN, chaired the jury.

Upon mature deliberation, the jury decided to spread the prizes and instead of giving – as originally planned – one first and two second prizes, granted three second and two third prizes with additional honorary mention of two additional contestants.  By doing so, the jury intended to encourage the younger contestants to pursue their historical and educational careers. A grant from Central European University’s Humanities Initiative enabled us to add monetary awards to the prizes.

The final decision of the jury was to grant the second prizes (in the value of € 500 each) to  Sergej  Filipović from Croatia, Kerli Kraus from Estonia, and Sergiu Musteaţā from Moldavia;

the third prizes (in the value of € 250) went to Viktorija  Antolković from Croatia and  Diana Nikolaeva  Mitea from Bulgaria;

Onoriu Colācel from Romania and the duo Artem Istranin-Alexander Dronov from Russia received honorary mentions.

We congratulate the winners and wish them all the best for their future endeavors.

Some of the best essays have been published in August 2017 as a Dossier in the electronic series of the GEI. edited by János M Bak and Robert Maier as  Mutual Images – Essays on the Image of Historic Neighbours in Some Textbooks from Europe’s East. Eckert. Dossiers 10 (2017). Reference: urn:nbn:de:0220‐2017‐0142.