The International Prize for History CISH was awarded to Gábor Klaniczay, for the excellence of his works. The award will be delivered during the General Assembly of the CISH in September, 2017 in Moscow.
A specialist in late medieval and early modern religious history in Hungary and Europe, Gábor Klaniczay is professor of Medieval Studies at the Central European University, Budapest. With the insights of historical anthropology he researches what were the historical uses of heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft. His books include The Uses of Supernatural Power. The Transformations of Popular Religion in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Polity – Princeton U. P., 1990); Szent Margit legendái és stigmái [Legends and stigmata of Saint Margaret] (Argumentum, 1994); Holy Rulers and Blessed Princesses. Dynastic Cults in Medieval Central Europe (Cambridge U.P., 2002)(ed.) Procès de canonisation au Moyen Âge. Aspects juridiques et religieux (École française de Rome, 2004); (ed. with Éva Pócs) Witchcraft Mythologies and Persecutions (CEU Press, 2008); (ed.) Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe (CEU Press, 2013).