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

19. November 2018 - 11:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

There will be no seminar on Monday, November 19, 2018

Juliane Fürst


26. November 2018 - 19:30

Polish Cinema in Jena 23: Cold War

In seinem einzigartigen Meisterwerk erzählt der Oscar®-Preisträger Paweł Pawlikowski (IDA) von der schier unbändigen, zutiefst menschlichen Kraft der...

director: Paweł Pawlikowski (PL /GB/FR  2018, Original with subtitles)

Während des polnischen Wiederaufbaus ist der begabte Komponist Wiktor auf der...

movie poster: Cold War
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.

read the whole article on the Cultures of History Forum

New Publications

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)

A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe

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

The present volume is the final part of the project, following Volume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century', and Volume II, Part I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Short Twentieth Century' (1918-1968) (OUP, 2018). Its starting point is the defeat of the vision of 'socialism with a human face' in 1968 and the political discourses produced by the various 'consolidation' or 'normalization' regimes.

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B. Trencsenyi, M. Kopeček, et al.: A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Vol. II (2)
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...


Southern Europe, Central Eastern Europe, and the Former Soviet Union in Global Perspective

 Call for papers for a workshop at the University of Bucharest on 01/02 April, 2019

submission deadline: 25 November 2018
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Fellows

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

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

Professor Violeta Davoliūtė

Violeta Davoliūtė is Professor at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science, and Senior Researcher at the Lithuanian Cultural Research Institute.

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Professor Violeta Davoliūtė