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

25. - 28. September 2018

The Imre Kertész Kolleg at the 52nd Biennial Meeting of German Historians in Münster

From 25 - 28 September the 52nd Biennial Meeting of German Historians takes place in Münster. The overall theme of the 2018 meeting is "Divided...

Titel des 52. Deutschen Historikertags in Münster
Featured Article

When Local Memory Confronts State Historical Policy

Staging Edward Gierek’s Life in Sosnowiec

by Valentin Behr

Since 2015 when the Law and Justice (PiS) party returned to power, ‘history policy’ has become an important part of the political agenda in Poland. Its main targets are museums and public education more broadly. The article reviews a recent temporary exhibition about former Polish Communist Party leader Edward Gierek in the small town of Sosnowiec and places it in the wider discourses on de-communization and on regional-vs-centralized historical narratives of the recent past.

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New Publications

An American in Warsaw

Selected Writings of Hugh S. Gibson, US Minister to Poland 1919-1924

Hugh Gibson, US Minister to Poland from 1919 to 1924, recorded his involvement with the rocky first years of Polish statehood in this collection of official dispatches and personal letters.

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An American in Warsaw Selected Writings of Hugh S. Gibson, US Minister to Poland 1919-1924

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
Activities

17. - 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...


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...

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 Natalia Aleksiun

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Dr Natalia Aleksiun

Dr Ana Antić

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Dr Ana Antić

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