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. January 2019

“Remembering 1989: Actors, Approaches and Audiences”

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue in the Open-Access Journal Cultures of History Forum

The Imre Kertesz Kolleg’s Cultures of History Forum...

The years 2019 will see a plethora of public events across the former Eastern bloc countries that commemorate the end of communism and the...

Featured Article

The Trials of the Romanian Revolution

by Raluca Grosescu

The bloody events of December 1989 remain a most contentiously debated issue of Romania’s recent history. Both historians and prosecutors have tried to shed light on what exactly happened and who was responsible for the violence that occurred after the dictator, Nicolae Ceauşescu, had been captured. The article discusses the most recent indictment against former president Ion Iliescu against the backdrop of previous trials and Romania’s broader efforts to come to terms with the revolution of 1989.

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New Publications

Jozef Tiso

Kněz, Politik, Kolaborant

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.

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James Ward, Jozef Tiso. Kňaz, politik, kolaborant

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
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

Lars Fredrik Stöcker

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Lars Fredrik Stöcker

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

Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua Sanborn is the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Chair of History at Lafayette College. He is a specialist on the history of violence in 20th century Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Joshua A. Sanborn

Professor Paweł Machcewicz

Paweł Machcewicz is professor of history at the Polish Academy of Science. In 2008-2017 he was founding director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, dismissed from his position by the ...

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Professor Paweł Machcewicz