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

23. July - 16. September 2018

Upcoming Monday Seminar

We are currently on a summer break.

The next Monday seminar will take place on 17 September.


14. - 15. September 2018

Workshop: Commodification of History

The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce

In a globalizing world, references to the past as a way of identity formation have become more and more important. Even though the “production” of...

Featured Article

Layered Spaces of Meaning

The Estonian National Museum

by Kara Brown

The Estonian National Museum (ERM) is one of Europe’s youngest state museum buildings, and it has a (national) story to tell. The article analyses how through a deliberate use of space – from the historical significance of its site and its architectural design to the presentation of displays in the permanent exhibits – the museum projects an Estonian identity and serves the larger project of contemporary cultural production of the nation.

read the whole article on the Cultures of History Forum

New Publications

The Age of Questions

Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman,...

In the early nineteenth century, a new age began: the age of questions. Turning convention on its head with meticulous and astonishingly broad scholarship, The Age of Questions illuminates how patterns of thinking move history.

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BookcoverThe Age of Questions

Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism

Every political movement creates its own historical memory. The communist movement, though originally oriented towards the future, was no exception.
The publisher provides online access to this book by the Taylor and Francis sharing initiative until 25 August, 2018.

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Historical Memory of Central and East European Communism, (c) Routledge 2018
Activities

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020 for periods of residence between three and twelve months.

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


"The Public in Public and Applied History"

The deadline for submission is 15 September 2018.

Public history is often defined as history for the public, by the public, with the public, about the public or in the public sphere. Even though the...

Fellows

Dr Mikołaj Kunicki

Mikołaj Kunicki has been member of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford since 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he was the director of Programme on Modern Poland and Senior Research Fellow at St A...

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Dr Mikołaj Kunicki

Dr Friederike Kind-Kovács

Friederike Kind-Kovacs is since 2009 assistant professor at the department of Southeast- and East European History at the University of Regensburg and member of the Graduate School of East and Southea...

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Dr Friederike Kind-Kovács

Professor Diana Dumitru

Diana Dumitru is an Associate Professor of History and the head of the Doctoral School of History at Ion Creangă State University of Moldova. In 2016 she served as Gerstein Distinguished Visiting Prof...

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Professor Diana Dumitru

Professor Jerzy Kochanowski

Jerzy Kochanowski (born 1960, Warsaw) received his PhD in 1991 and postdoctoral degree in 2001 from the University of Warsaw, from 2000-2005 he was a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute...

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Professor Jerzy Kochanowski