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.

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Featured Article

Between the Public and the Personal

A New Stage of Holocaust Memory in Lithuania

by Violeta Davoliūtė

A recently published personal story by American-Lithuanian writer Silvia Foti about her grandfather's involvement in the Holocaust in Lithuania has raised critical questions in the Lithuanain public about who has the right and authority to pronounce judgement on the nation’s history. The article reviews this debate and discusses how intimate and self-critical stories like Foti's fit within the official narrative and public celebration of the heroic resistance nation in contemporary Lithuania.

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New Publications

Jozef Tiso

Kněz, Politik, Kolaborant

James Mace Ward's 2013 biography of Jozef Tiso has been translated into Slovakian and in late 2018 was published by Nakladatelství Slovart. Unlike past biographers of Tiso, Ward takes a rigorously chronological approach, which delivers many surprises.

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James Ward, Jozef Tiso. Kňaz, politik, kolaborant

Civil War in Central Europe, 1918 - 1921

The Reconstruction of Poland

The First World War did not end in Central Europe in November 1918. Civil War in Central Europe seeks to challenge previous notions that the conflicts which occurred between the First and Second World Wars were isolated incidents and argues that they should be considered as part of a European war; a war which transformed Poland into a nation.

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boehler: Civil War in Central Europe, 1918 - 1921. The Reconstruction of Poland
Activities

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue in the Open-Access Journal Cultures of History Forum

The Imre Kertesz Kolleg’s Cultures of History Forum...

The years 2019 will see a plethora of public events across the former Eastern bloc countries that commemorate the end of communism and the...


17. October 2018 - 06. February 2019

Zeitgeschichtliches Kolloquium

Colloquium Winter Semester 2018/2019

Dozenten: Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer/ Prof. Dr. Jörg Ganzenmüller/ Prof. Dr. Anke John/ Prof. Dr. Volkhard...

Das Zeitgeschichtliche Kolloquium wird von Prof. Dr. Jörg Ganzenmüller, Prof. Dr. Anke John, Prof. Dr. Volkhard Knigge, Prof. Dr. Joachim von...

Fellows

Dr Machteld Venken

Machteld Venken was an Assistant Professor and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna, where she habilitated in May 2018 in Modern and Contemporary History with a manuscript about ...

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Dr Machteld Venken

Martina Baleva

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Martina Baleva

Professor James Krapfl

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Professor James Krapfl

Professor Violeta Davoliūtė

Violeta Davoliūtė is Professor at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Senior Researcher at the Lithuanian Cultural Research Institute.

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Professor Violeta Davoliūtė