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

Anika Walke


20. May 2022 - 09:30

Workshop: Eastern Europe Postcolonial - New Approaches to an Ongoing Debate

A Venue in Honour of Włodzimierz Borodziej (1956-2021)

Postcolonial perspectives have become increasingly relevant in the discussion of Central and Eastern European history, offering both challenges and…

Featured Article

‘The Nineties’ on TV

Remembering the Transformation Era in Czech Popular Culture

by Veronika Pehe

A new prime-time show on Czech public television entitled 'Devadesátky' (‘The Nineties’) has turned out to be vastly popular and triggered a lively public debate. In six episodes, the series reconstructs the most notorious cases of violent, organized crime during the first post-socialist decade in the Czech Republic. The article reflects on the TV series’ popularity and what it tells us about public memory and narratives of the turbulent post-1989 period in Czech society.

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New Publications

A New Ecological Order

Development and the Transformation of Nature in Eastern Europe

A New Ecological Order provides a new perspective on the ways nature was mobilized by the developmental policies of Eastern Europe’s nation-states in their struggle to escape the periphery.

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Book Cover A New Ecological Order

The Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe

The case of Hungary and Romania

Based on an empirical comparison of two countries with significantly different political regimes throughout the period, Hungary and Romania, this study shows how different constellations of successive late socialist and post-socialist regimes have managed internal and external class relations throughout the same global crisis process, from very similar positions of semi-peripheral, post-socialist systemic integration.

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book cover Agnes Gagyi Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe
Activities

Welchen Beitrag leisten die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, um die Hintergründe und Folgen des Ukraine-Kriegs zu analysieren?

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer wurde für ein Special des Rahmenprogramms Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (BMBF) befragt, welchen Beitrag die…


Update 31 March 2022

Volkswagen Foundation: Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine (applications can be send in until 05 April,…

Fellows

Professor Béla Tomka

Béla Tomka is professor at the Department of History, University of Szeged. His main research area is 20th-century social and economic history with an emphasis on comparative approaches.

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Professor Béla Tomka

Dr Miloslav Szabó

Miloslav Szabó has been a lecturer at the Department of German, Dutch and Scandinavian Studies at Comenius University in Bratislava since 2018. From 2015 to 2018, he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the In...

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Dr Miloslav Szabó

Dr Alexandra Ghiț

Alexandra Ghiț is a postdoctoral fellow who is conducting her research for the project ZARAH: Women’s labour activism in Eastern Europe and transnationally, from the age of empires to the late 20th ce...

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Dr Alexandra Ghiț

Dr Adela Hîncu

Adela Hîncu is an intellectual historian who writes on state socialism, social thought, feminism, and the history of the social sciences and humanities in Romania.

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Dr Adela Hîncu