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.


25. March 2019 - 11:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

The History of Democratic Constitutionalism in Central Europe

Jiří Přibáň

01. - 02. April 2019

Workshop: Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies

Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective

Organizers: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Institut Universitaire de France, Imre Kertész Kolleg

The scholarship on reckoning…

Featured Article

The German Hygiene Museum’s Exhibition ‘Racism. The Invention of Human Races’

by Verena Meier

Against the backdrop of rampant racism and xenophobia in both public life and the social media, the 'Racism'-exhibition in Dresden came at the right time. It gave interesting insights into how 'race' as a category was invented as well as into the Hygiene Museum's own history in promoting racialized thinking. The article provides a critical review of the exhibition and its uses of media, interventions and other didactic tools in presenting a most sensitive issue.

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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

World War II in Croatian and Serbian Narrative Prose (1945–2015)

The book deals with narratives of the war in Croatian and Serbian fiction (1945–2015). It attempts to demonstrate how such narratives have changed over time and what the reasons for such modifications were.

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Book cover World War II in Croatian and Serbian Narrative Prose (1945–2015)

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…

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…


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

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

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 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