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

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

At the Crossroads of "Memory Wars"

Recent Debates on the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center

by Alexandr Voronovici

When in 2016 the decision was made to create an international Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kyiv, the plan received much support from government officials, including President Petro Poroshenko. Yet opposition emerged from both the Ukrainian Jewish community and nationally-minded Ukrainian historians and public institutions. The article provides the (memory) political context to the debates and critically assesses the arguments and underlying historical perceptions behind them.

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

Geheime Kommunikationsräume?

Die Staatssicherheit an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Die Staatssicherheit agierte in der DDR nach 1961, wie Katharina Lenski in ihrer Studie zeigen kann, weniger als Geheimpolizei, sondern vielmehr als Geheimbürokratie. Das Buch liefert neue Einsichten zur Wissens- und Organisationsgeschichte im Staatssozialismus und lädt ein, zentrale Fragen des 20. Jahrhunderts neu zu denken.

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Geheime Kommunikationsräume, Katharina Lenski
Activities

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


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

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 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

Dr Violeta Davoliūtė

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Dr Violeta Davoliūtė

Dr Natalia Aleksiun

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Dr Natalia Aleksiun