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

18. March 2019 - 11:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Transformations of Political Culture in the Prague Spring Era

James Krapfl


17. January 2019

“Remembering 1989: Actors, Approaches and Audiences”

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue in the Open-Access Journal Cultures of History Forum

The Imre Kertesz Kolleg’s Cultures of History Forum…

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

Featured Article

The Polish ‘Holocaust Law’ revisited

The Devastating Effects of Prejudice-Mongering

by Marta Bucholc and Maciej Komornik

One year after the Polish parliament adopted an amendment that would criminalize certain statements about Polish involvement in the Holocaust, this article revisits both the original amendment and the political developments since. It argues that allthough the law was eventually changed to calm down concerns about freedom of speech, sanctions still exist and their longer-term effects on Polish society and public discourse are daunting.

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New Publications

Das neue Wir

Warum Migration dazugehört: Eine andere Geschichte der Deutschen

Es ist an der Zeit, die Einwanderung nach Deutschland neu zu erzählen – als Teil der deutschen Geschichte nach 1945 und als Erfolgsgeschichte. Denn Deutschland ist längst ein Einwanderungsland wie die USA oder Kanada.

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Bookcover Das neue Wir Jan Plamper

Second World, Second Sex

Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War

Women from the state socialist countries in Eastern Europe—what used to be called the Second World—once dominated women’s activism at the United Nations, but their contributions have been largely forgotten or deemed insignificant in comparison with those of Western feminists.

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Bookcover Second World, Second Sex, Ghodsee; Duke University Press
Activities

17. October 2018 - 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…

Fellows

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

Professor James Krapfl

James Krapfl is an associate professor of European history at McGill University in Montreal. He is a specialist on the history of political culture.

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Professor James Krapfl

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 Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua Sanborn is the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Chair of History at Lafayette College. He is a specialist on the history of violence in 20th century Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Professor Joshua A. Sanborn