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. June 2018 - 19:30

Polish Cinema in Jena 22: Sztuka Kochania/ The Art of Loving

director: Maria Sadowska, PL 2017, 121 min., Original with German subtitles

Der Film von Maria Sadowska basiert auf einer wahren Begebenheit und...

Das Buch von Michalina Wisłocka veränderte alles. Bevor "Sztuka kochania" aber den einheimischen Buchmarkt erobert und die Sexualität in der...

Sztuka kochania official movie poster
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

Catastrophe and Utopia

Jewish Intellectuals in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1930s and 1940s

Catastrophe and Utopia studies the biographical trajectories, intellectual agendas, and major accomplishments of select Jewish intellectuals during the age of Nazism, and the partly simultaneous, partly subsequent period of incipient Stalinization.

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Vol. 7 Catastrophe & Utopia

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

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...


Professor Tatjana Tönsmeyer

Since 2011, Tatjana Tönsmeyer has been Professor of Modern European History at the University of Wuppertal and, from 2012-2016, she was head of the research area "Europe" at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen.

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Fellow Tatjana Tönsmeyer

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 Southeast European Studies (Regensburg University/LMU Munich). She...

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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 Antony's College. Before coming to Oxford, he taught history...

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Fellow Mikołaj Kunicki

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 in Warsaw.

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Fellow Jerzy Kochanowski