Emese Muntán is a historian of early modern Southeast Europe, focusing on the connected histories of Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Islam in these regions. She earned her PhD from Central European University (CEU) in June 2021. Between 2015-2021 she was a junior researcher in the ERC research project OTTOCONFESSION led by Dr. Tijana Krstić at CEU. In 2022/23 she was a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. She is the recipient of the Reformation Research Consortium (RefoRC) 2019 Paper Award and the CEU Best Dissertation Award (2021/22). She taught courses at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2018/19) and she was a teaching fellow in Princeton University’s Global History Lab (GHL) and History Dialogues project (2021/22).
Period: 15th-18th centuries
Area: Southeast and Central Europe
Topics: Catholic missions, intra- and inter-confessional relations, diplomatic networks, mobility and knowledge transfer