Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: Comparative Historical Experience

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena is an Institute of Advanced Studies, with a thematic focus on the history, culture and societies of twentieth-century Eastern Europe.

Events

23. July - 16. September 2018

Upcoming Monday Seminar

We are currently on a summer break.

The next Monday seminar will take place on 17 September.


14. - 15. September 2018

Workshop: Commodification of History

The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce

In a globalizing world, references to the past as a way of identity formation have become more and more important. Even though the “production” of...

Featured Article

Layered Spaces of Meaning

The Estonian National Museum

by Kara Brown

The Estonian National Museum (ERM) is one of Europe’s youngest state museum buildings, and it has a (national) story to tell. The article analyses how through a deliberate use of space – from the historical significance of its site and its architectural design to the presentation of displays in the permanent exhibits – the museum projects an Estonian identity and serves the larger project of contemporary cultural production of the nation.

read the whole article on the Cultures of History Forum

New Publications

The Age of Questions

Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman,...

In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. Turning convention on its head with meticulous and astonishingly broad scholarship, The Age of Questions illuminates how patterns of thinking move history.

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BookcoverThe Age of Questions

Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception.
The publisher provides online access to this book by the Taylor and Francis sharing initiative until 25 August, 2018.

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Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism, (c) Routledge 2018
Activities

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020 for periods of residence between three and twelve months.

Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines such as...


"The Public in Public and Applied History"

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2018.

Public history is often defined as history for the public, by the public, with the public, about the public or in the public sphere. Even though the...

Fellows

Professor Tatjana Tönsmeyer

Since 2011, Tatjana Tönsmeyer has been Professor of Modern European History at the University of Wuppertal and, from 2012-2016, she was head of the research area "Europe" at the Institute for Advanced...

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Professor Tatjana Tönsmeyer

Dr Mikołaj Kunicki

Mikołaj Kunicki has been member of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford since 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he was the director of Programme on Modern Poland and Senior Research Fellow at St A...

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Dr Mikołaj Kunicki

Dr Raul Cârstocea

Raul Cârstocea is a lecturer in European Studies at the Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany. He received his PhD in History from the University College London with a thesis that examined the role of...

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Dr Raul Cârstocea

Dr Natalia Aleksiun

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Dr Natalia Aleksiun