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

Malgorzata Fidelis


17. - 18. October 2019

Featured Article

The Splendour and the Misery of the House of Fates

by János Gadó

The ‘House of Fates’, the future Holocaust memorial museum in Budapest, stands empty. Efforts to realize this project have divided the Hungarian Jewish community and have been widely criticized as an attempt by the Orbán government to re-write the history of the Holocaust in Hungary. The article reconstructs the main trajectories of this highly politicized conflict by focusing on the key actors, their political manoeuvrings and motives in this ongoing power struggle over the representation of Hungary’s past.

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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
Activities

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


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…

Fellows

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

Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East Euro...

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Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Dr Stefan Dorondel

Stefan Dorondel is an anthropologist-cum-historian interested in environmental change in modern and contemporary Southeast Europe. He received a Ph.D. in History and Ethnology at the Lucian Blaga Univ...

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Dr Stefan Dorondel