Application Deadline: 15 September 2017

The Imre Kertész Kolleg invites applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019 for periods of residence from three months up to a full academic year. Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences, philosophy, literary studies or linguistics relevant to the region.

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Date: 3 July 2017
Time: 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Venue: Am Planetarium 7, seminar room

György Majtényi: Poverty Under Socialism. The poor's hidden daily lives and the public discourses of power in Hungary in the Kádár era 

Further information can be found in the section Seminar

NEW PUBLICATION: Children of Modernism: The Consciosness, Culture and Political Socialization of Jewish Youth in the Second Polish Republic

Kamil Kijek

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, Wrocław 2017
464 pages
ISBN: 978-83-229-3525-5
Price: 45 PLN

A central focus of the book is the political consciousness of the generation of Jewish youth that came of age in the 1930s. Its author addresses the question of what influence growing up in an independent Polish state had on the last generation of Polish Jews prior to the Holocaust. The book tracks differences in the socialization and political consciousness of young Jews of various backgrounds, from milieus of traditional merchants and artisans, the working class, orthodox elites to the bourgeoisie. Its subject is the participation of young people in the most important Jewish and non-Jewish political parties and youth organizations active in interwar Poland. The author attempts to answer the question of what impact the peak development of radical ideology in the 1930s, the so-called “Radical modernism”, had on the consciousness and political attitudes of Jewish youth.

Further information can be found in the section Publications of Fellows