The Medieval Central Europe Research Network (MECERN) was created at CEU in 2014 as an interdisciplinary organizational framework fostering research into medieval Central Europe. Its Research Team operates in Budapest as part of the Democracy in History workgroup of the CEU Democracy Institute and currently focuses on two themes: “Medieval motifs in post-Communist right-wing political imagery: nationalist public history unveiled” and “Urban liberties and civic participation: a medieval laboratory for modern democracy?"
MECERN also offers a regular forum for the presentation of research results in the form of biennial conferences with a broadly defined thematic agenda. This year the Fourth Biennial Conference, organized online by the University of Gdansk, focuses on the examination of “Networks – Cooperation – Rivalry”, sociocultural practices that may take on democratic or autocratic traits.
If you wish to attend any of the sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get access.