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.
by Violeta Davoliūtė
A recently published personal story by American-Lithuanian writer Silvia Foti about her grandfather's involvement in the Holocaust in Lithuania has raised critical questions in the Lithuanain public about who has the right and authority to pronounce judgement on the nation’s history. The article reviews this debate and discusses how intimate and self-critical stories like Foti's fit within the official narrative and public celebration of the heroic resistance nation in contemporary Lithuania.
James Mace Ward's 2013 biography of Jozef Tiso has been translated into Slovakian and in late 2018 was published by Nakladatelství Slovart. Unlike past biographers of Tiso, Ward takes a rigorously chronological approach, which delivers many surprises.
The First World War did not end in Central Europe in November 1918. Civil War in Central Europe seeks to challenge previous notions that the conflicts which occurred between the First and Second World Wars were isolated incidents and argues that they should be considered as part of a European war; a war which transformed Poland into a nation.
17. October 2018 - 06. February 2019
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...
Aigi Rahi-Tamm is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Archival Studies, Institute of History and Archaeology, University of Tartu. She has experienced all stages of the “archival revolut...