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

Peter Haslinger

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…


29. January 2021 - 14:30

Ländertag Belarus

Zur Lage in Minsk. Hintergründe, Gespräche, Lesungen

Seit den Präsidentschaftswahlen im vergangenen Jahr demonstrieren in Belarus wöchentlich zehntausende Menschen gegen das Lukaschenko-Regime. Das…

Featured Article

The Trianon Ramp and the Obstinate Memory of a Magyar Greater Hungary

by Ágoston Berecz

A new Trianon monument has been inaugurated in August 2020 right opposite the parliament building in Budapest. Installed by government decree without much prior deliberation, the ‘memorial ramp’ reveals the current government’s flirtation with irredentist, 'Greater Hungary'-fantasies. While briefly reviewing public reactions to this new installation, the article's main focus is on the monument’s construction of a historical narrative of Hungary's pre-Trianon 'Golden age' and discussing it in its historical evolution.

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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!”
Activities

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…

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

Michał Trębacz

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Dr Maike Lehmann

Maike Lehmann is a historian of Eastern European History whose work focuses on the transnational dimensions of cultural and (post)imperial history in the twentieth century.

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Dr Maike Lehmann

Dr Rafael Mrowczynski

Rafael Mrowczynski holds a doctorate in Sociology, his research interests lie in the field of sociology of law and professions, with an emphasis on the sociology of legal professions, as well as socia...

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Dr Rafael Mrowczynski