Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series – Carlo Ginzburg: Secularism and Its Ambiguities. Three Case Studies

This year’s Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture will be held in three parts, on December 3, 4 and 5 at CEU’s Budapest campus. The speaker will be renowned Italian historian Carlo Ginzburg, who became world famous in 1976 after his book on heresy in the early modern era, titled The Cheese and the Worms, was published.


Professor Ginzburg will speak about the ambiguities of secularism and religion. The trajectory of the lecture will take the audience from Machiavelli to the contemporary phenomenon of fake news.


Since its launch in 2006, the Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series has become a major event of every fall term at CEU, organized by the Department of Medieval Studies and the Department of History. Each year a world-famous historian is invited to give three talks on their current research topic.