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Doctoral Defense of Iliana Kandzha

Hans Holbein the Elder’s workshop, The trial of St. Cunigunde, c. 1510
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Public Defense of the Doctoral Dissertation of Iliana Kandzha

on The Cult of the Chaste Imperial Couple: Henry II and Cunigunde in the Hagiographic Traditions, Art, and Memory of the Holy Roman Empire (c. 1350–1500)


Examination Committee

Chair:                    László Kontler, CEU History Department


                        Daniel Ziemann, CEU Medieval Studies Department

                        Gerhard Jaritz, CEU Medieval Studies Department

Members:   Gábor Klaniczay, CEU, Medieval Studies Department

                       Katalin Szende, CEU Medieval Studies Department

External readers and external members:

Bernd Schneidmüller, Heidelberg University

Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Tampere University


The doctoral dissertation is available for inspection on the CEU e-learning site. Should you wish to access it and/or join the defense that will take place online, contact Csilla Dobos (