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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15. July 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FELLOWSHIPS 2020-2021

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2020-2021 (1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021) for periods of…

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

Featured Article

Delayed Truth

Latvia's Struggles with the Legacies of the KGB

by Eva-Clarita Pettai

After years of political wrangling and public controversy, the Latvian parliament decided in fall 2018 to fully disclose the names of several thousand former KGB agents and informers. Ever since, the country has been plunged into a renewed confrontation with its recent past, all the more so as many well-known figures from Latvian cultural life appeared to have worked with the KGB. The article provides the political and legal background to the current debate and assesses the ongoing media engagement with the topic.

Please follow the link to read the full article.

New Publications

Architekti dlouhé změny

Expertní kořeny postsocialismu v Československu

This edited collection provides an original view of the late communist dictatorship, the 1989 democratic revolution and the beginnings of liberal democracy and capitalism in Czechoslovakia and in the Czech Republic.

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M. Kopeček (ed.): Architekti dlouhé změny. Expertní kořeny postsocialismu v Československu

From Revolution to Uncertainty

The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe

Throughout Eastern Europe, the unexpected and irrevocable fall of communism that began in the late 1980s presented enormous challenges in the spheres of politics and society, as well as at the level of individual experience. Excitement, uncertainty, and fear predicated the shaping of a new order, the outcome of which was anything but predetermined.

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From Revolution to Uncertainty: The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe
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Fellows

Professor Barbara Klich-Kluczewska

Barbara Klich-Kluczewska is an Associate Professor at the Department of History, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2018 she habilitated with the dissertation Rodzina, tabu i komunizm w Polsce (195...

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Professor Barbara Klich-Kluczewska

Dr Rima Praspaliauskiene

Rima Praspaliauskiene is a medical anthropologist and historian. She received her Ph.D. from the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Davis. Her research is located at the nexus of...

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Dr Rima Praspaliauskiene

Dr Lars Fredrik Stöcker

Lars Fredrik Stöcker was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of East European History at the University of Vienna from 2015 to 2018 and, since 2017, also coordinator of the doctoral college “Au...

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Dr Lars Fredrik Stöcker

Professor Paweł Machcewicz

Paweł Machcewicz is professor of history at the Polish Academy of Science. In 2008-2017 he was founding director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, dismissed from his position by the ...

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Professor Paweł Machcewicz