Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena


Societies under German Occupation during the Second World War: Housing, Leisure and Everyday Life

Besatzungsgesellschaften im Europa des Zweiten Weltkriegs: Wohnen, Freizeit, Alltag

17. - 18. October 2019
Venue: Rosensäle der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Fürstengraben 27

This is a joint conference between the Imre Kertész Kolleg at the University of Jena, the Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism at Dresden University, and the Chair for Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Wuppertal. The organizers thank the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the generous funding of the conference.

During the Second World War, between northern Norway and the Greek islands in the Mediterranean, and between the French Atlantic coast and territories…

02. October 2019

First Karol Modzelewski Book Prize Awarded to Włodzimierz Borodziej & Maciej Górny

We are delighted to announce that Włodzimierz Borodziej, professor for Contemporary History at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw and Maciej Górny, professor at the Historical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, received the 2019 Karol Modzelewski book prize of the Polish Historical Society for their book "Nasza wojna. Tom II, Narody 1917-1923".
The book prize, which was awarded for the first time, is named after one of the key figures of Poland’s Solidarity movement,…

Workshop: Commodification of History

The Past as Source of Entertainment and Commerce

14. - 15. September 2018
Venue: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Poupetova 1, Prague 7
Organizer: Imre Kertész Kolleg, USTR Prague

In a globalizing world, references to the past as a way of identity formation have become more and more important. Even though the “production” of history is the major field of academic historiography, the past is addressed in many popular contexts that are consumed and appropriated by immense numbers of people. Though the forms in which history is brought to life differ widely, most of them have one feature in common: they promise the distribution of knowledge via entertainment and this is what…