The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this forthcoming book is on display in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House until May 24.
Book launch on May 4 at 5.30 pm. The book will be presented by Vlad Naumescu, Associate Professor at CEU's Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

The latest release is Subversive Stages (Theater in pre- and post-communist Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria).

The Last Superpower Summits was presented on April 11 at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of The George Washington University.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary

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Central European University Press, Budapest - New York

Following the founding of the Central European University by the Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, CEU Press was established in 1993.

Reflecting the intellectual strengths and values of its parent institution, the press publishes books on the political philosophy and practices of open society, history, legal studies, nationalism, human rights, conflict resolution, Jewish studies, economics, medieval studies, literature, and international relations.

The publishing program of CEU Press focuses on issues of Central and Eastern Europe; it is also committed to the past and present history, society, culture and economy of the countries of the former Soviet Union and its neighbors. In tha last couple of years, the Press has been expanding its list to include books in the field of higher education policy, gender studies, media studies and art history.

CEU Press aims to build upon its established reputation as a publisher in this field and expand its list as resources and opportunities allow. The Press will be responsive to authors seeking to place high-quality manuscripts but will also take initiatives in commissioning individual books and series. This remit includes research monographs and other specialist texts, the publication of archive material (particularly relating to Central and Eastern Europe in the modern/contemporary period) and also books of high quality destined for a more general readership (in common with other university presses).

We operate by standards common to university presses, including peer review and editorial committee approval. Our books are produced regionally and sold internationally.

We published 20 new titles in the 2015/16 academic year.

The Central European University Press is an imprint of the Central European University Limited Liability Company, Nádor utca 11, H-1051 Budapest, Hungary

Contact in Hungary

Mailing address:
Central European University Press
1051 Budapest,
Október 6 utca 14,



General e-mail:


Krisztina Kós
Director and Editor
Tel: 36-1-327-3844

Péter Inkei
Deputy Director

Linda Kunos
Tel: 36-1-327-3137

József Litkei
Tel: 36-1-327-3000/2096

Nóra Vörös
Tel: 36-327-3136

Anett J. Kovács
Financial Manager

Ágnes Barla-Szabó
Marketing Assistant

Contact in the United States

Abel Meszaros
Sales Manager


Advisory Board Members


Professor Ivon Asquith
Former Managing Director, Oxford University Press


Professor László Csaba
International Relations and European Studies Dept., CEU

Professor Ákos Detrekõi
Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Professor Liviu Matei
CEU Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer, CEU LLC

Clive Priddle
Editorial Director
Public Affairs Books

Ex officio:

Krisztina Kós
Director, CEU Press

Péter Inkei
Deputy Director, CEU Press

Michael Ignatieff
President and Rector, CEU



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