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.

→ Current Calls

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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15. June 2018

Call for Papers for the 2. Conference of the Jean Monnet Network “Applied European Contemporary History”

"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 public is an essential element of public and applied history, theoretical debates on how "the public" is conceptualized are scarce. Theoretical reflections within the field are mostly confined to analyses of how history is being presented in the public sphere or focus on the underlying historical narratives and the "products" generated by public…

07. February 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop: Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in European Memory

Rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in European Memory CfP

Place: Berlin
Venue: Center for Historical Research Berlin of the Polish Academy of Science
Organizers: Dr. Zofia Wóycicka (Center for Historical Research Berlin of the Polish Academy of Science), Dr. Raphael Utz (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena), German Resistance Memorial Center
Dates: June 27th-29th, 2018
Application deadline: March 18th, 2018

In the last decades, the Holocaust has become the center of attention within the European memory of World War II. At the core are the Jewish victims, the…