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

17. December 2018 - 11:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

The Burden of Collaboration and the Memory of WWII in Lithuania

Violeta Davoliūtė


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Featured Article

The Sound of Silence

How Czechs Commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Prague Spring

by Kristina Andelova

50 years after the 'Prague Spring' ended, Czech political leaders remain strangely silent in commemorative events. A gradual shift is taking place in the Czech national conversation about 1968, away from the strong anti-communist narrative of the first post-communist decades. However, the opportunity is missed to finally engage a wider public in discussing the political ideas and legacies of 1968 for the country today, leaving room for populists and illiberals to shape the narrative.

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New Publications

Civil War in Central Europe, 1918 - 1921

The Reconstruction of Poland

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.

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boehler: Civil War in Central Europe, 1918 - 1921. The Reconstruction of Poland

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

Volume II: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Short Twentieth Century' and Beyond,...

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe is a synthetic work, authored by an international team of researchers, covering twenty national cultures and 250 years. It goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narratives and presents a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of political ideas and discourses.

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B.Trencsényi, M. Kopeček, et al.: A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Vol. II (1)
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

Professor Aigi Rahi-Tamm

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...

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Professor Aigi Rahi-Tamm

Dr Natalia Aleksiun

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Dr Natalia Aleksiun

Professor Aaron Retish

Aaron Retish is an associate professor of modern Russian history at Wayne State University. He is a specialist in late Imperial and Soviet history with a focus on the social, cultural, and political h...

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Professor Aaron Retish

Dr Raul Cârstocea

Raul Cârstocea is a lecturer in European Studies at the Europa Universität Flensburg, Germany. He received his PhD in History from the University College London with a thesis that examined the role of...

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Dr Raul Cârstocea