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

01. March 2021 - 16:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Ghost Citizens: Jewish Return to a Postwar City

Łukasz Krzyżanowski

The seminar will be held as a web-based discussion. Should you be interested in joining us, please send us a short message to Diana Joseph. We will…


13. October 2020

COVID-19 Operating Mode

In view of the present public health situation, the Imre Kertész Kolleg is adopting the following measures:

Our traditional seminar meetings are held on Monday at 4 p.m. as a web-based discussion of pre-circulated texts. Should you be interested in joining…

Featured Article

Historical Memory and Symbolism in the Belarusian Protests

by Nelly Bekus

What has been the role of historical symbols and images for both mobilizing anti-government protests in Belarus and coping with the state-inflicted violence against peaceful protesters? This is the main question guiding this exploration of the dynamics of memory-related images and symbols during the 2020 protests. It discusses the power of historical symbolism and its parallels in earlier revolutions in the region, yet also emphasises key differences in the Belarusian case.

Please follow this link to read the whole article.

New Publications

Gender, Pleasure, and Violence

The Construction of Expert Knowledge of Sexuality in Poland

Behind the Iron Curtain, the politics of sexuality and gender were, in many ways, more progressive than the West.

While Polish citizens undoubtedly suffered under the oppressive totalitarianism of socialism, abortion was legal, clear laws protected victims of rape, and it was relatively easy to legally change one's gender.

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“Rehabilitovat Marxe!”

Československá stranická inteligence a myšlení poststalinské modernity

The book is devoted to the thought of the Czechoslovak Communist Party intelligentsia during the post-Stalinist period. It represents an analytical archeology of this historically unsuccessful but, in terms of ideas, very rich and diverse project.  

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Jan Mervart,  Jiří Růžička “Rehabilitovat Marxe!”
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Fellows

Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East Euro...

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Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Dr Emily R. Gioielli

Dr Emily Gioielli is a historian of Modern Europe, specializing in twentieth-century East Central European women's and gender history, European history between 1914 and 1945, and the history of violen...

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Dr Emily R. Gioielli

Dr Tatiana Vagramenko

Tatiana Vagramenko is a social anthropologist and a religious studies scholar. She is researcher at the Marginalized and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre at University College Cork.

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Dr Tatiana Vagramenko

Dr Matej Ivančík

Matej Ivančík works at the Department of General History at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. His research covers civil society, nationalism and intellectual and political discou...

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Dr Matej Ivančík