Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena


The Kolleg regularly publishes calls, inviting scholars to apply for fellowships, or to contribute to our publications and conferences. Fellowship calls are usually published in June; other calls appear whenever relevant. 

All candidates interested in applying for a visiting fellowship are advised to consult Notes for Applicants.

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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 aims to make use of the anniversary year of 2019 with its wave of renewed public engagement with 1989 to take stock of new developments in public discourse over the most recent past.

The years 2019 will see a plethora of public events across the former Eastern bloc countries that commemorate the end of communism and the establishment of open, democratic regimes. Once again, we will see an outpour of speeches and commemorative gestures by officials pointing to the achievements of the democratic revolutions – and we will see controversy and contestation over contrasting narratives and memories. While for many people ‘1989’ still represents a positive symbol of people’s…

12. October 2018

Transnational Dimensions of Dealing with the Past in ‘Third Wave’ Democracies

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: 05 December 2018
Download of the complete CfP see below 'related files'

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest, the Institut Universitaire de France, and the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena.

The scholarship on reckoning with the past after the “third wave of democratisation” has generally provided analysis of national case studies or comparative…

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