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.
17. - 18. October 2019
Besatzungsgesellschaften im Europa des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Wohnen, Freizeit, Alltag
This is a joint conference between the Imre Kertész Kolleg at the University of Jena, the Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism at…
by Nelly Bekus
Kurapaty, the site of Stalin-era mass executions on the outskirts of Minsk, has long been a much contested space where memories and narratives of the Soviet past clashed. Against the backdrop of a national government that blocks any more critical engagement with the Soviet history of mass crimes, the article explores the way in which Kurapaty has been the birth place of various oppositional groups and memory activists who pursue rather different mnemonic agendas.
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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.
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.
Slavomíra Ferenčuhová is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She specializes in research on cities in Central and Eastern Europe [CEE] with a special focus on ...
Jan Mervart works in the Department for the Study of Modern Czech Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Hradec Králové.
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...