Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar

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Junior Fellow at the Collegium Budapest, Institute of Advanced Studies (May-July 2010).

Early Stage Research Fellow at the Istituto di Studi Avanzati, University of Bologna (January–July 2009) with the project “Uprooting the Tree of Desire: Male Homoeroticism and its Problematization in the Monastic Milieus of Late Antique Gaza.”

Research Fellow at the New Europe College, Bucharest (2002/3) with the project “How to Love Thy Neighbour: Late Antique Monastic Problematisation of Homoerotic Behaviour.”

Since 2007, Senior Fellow at the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies (formerly Center of Hellenic Studies), Central European University, Budapest.

Participation in International Research Projects:

Member of the research team for the project “Our Mythical Childhood... Classics and Children's Literature Between East and West,” coordinated by Katarzyna Marciniak and Elżbieta Olechowska and organized by the Center for the Studies on the Classical Tradition (OBTA), Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies “Artes Liberales” (Warsaw) and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

Researcher for the ESF-OTKA Research Project "Communicating Sainthood-Constituting Regions and Nations in Central-Eastern Europe: Tenth to Sixteenth Centuries" coordinated by Gábor Klaniczay (2010-2013).

“Gnôthi seauton! Classics and Communism; The History of Studies on Antiquity in the Context of the Local Classical Tradition, Socialist Countries 1944/5-1989/90,” a focus group convened by Jerzy Axer and György Karsai, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (Warsaw) and Collegium Budapest, 2009/10.

Translation Projects:

“Life of Saint Adalbert Bishop of Prague and Martyr” [first annotated English translation of BHL 37]. In Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe (Tenth-Eleventh Centuries). Ed. G. Klaniczay, trans. and ann. C. Gașpar and M. Miladinov, 95-181. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2012.

Translator of the Minor Prophets for the New Romanian Septuagint Translation project at the New Europe College (Bucharest, 2002/2007). Annotated Romanian translation published as Septuaginta, vol. 5, Osea. Amos. Michea. Ioel. Abdias. Iona. Naum. Avacum. Sophonia. Aggeu. Zaharia. Malachia, [Romanian ] trans. C. Gaşpar, ed. C. Bădiliţă et al. Iaşi: Polirom, 2009. 648 p. ISBN: 9789734614288.

Prizes and Awards:

2007 CEU Third Best Dissertation Award.

2005 CEU Academic Achievement Award for Doctoral Students.

1998 Certificate of proficiency in Medieval Latin (Ph. D. level) awarded by the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

1993 "Menzione onorevole" awarded at the international Latin competition Certamen Ciceronianum Arpinas, 13th edition.

Membership in Professional Associations:

Since 2022, member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Muzeul Banatului Montan, Reșița, Romania

Since 2022, member of the Society for Romanian Studies

Since 2022, member of the Romanian Society for Byzantine Studies / Societatea Română de Studii Bizantine

Since 2007, member of the International Association of Patristic Studies 

Since 2001, founding member of the Romanian Society of Indo-European Studies.

Between 2003 and 2005, member of the editorial board of Khōra. Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médievales: Philosophie, Théologie, Sciences.

Other Academic Achievements:

In 2005, paid guest lecturer, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest: “Az egyiptomi szerzetesség változó vonásai” [The changing face of the Egyptian monasticism] within the lecture series accompanying the Coptic Art Exhibition (“A fáraók után: a kopt művészet kincsei Egyiptomból”).



PhD Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest (2006)
MA Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest (1998)
BA/Licenţă Classics, Universitatea de Vest, Timişoara (1997)

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