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.

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29. March 2022

Special Ukraine: Joachim von Puttkamer im Interview mit dem BMBF

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…

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer, Direktor Imre Kertész Kolleg
Featured Article

Creating ‘Kyrgyzness’

The Many Narratives of the Memorial Complex Ata-Beyit

by Gero Fedtke and Ivan Fukalov

Since gaining independence, Kyrgyzstan has struggled to reconcile its imperial and Soviet history with a post-imperial historical narrative that would be able to unite contemporary Kyrgyz society in a nation-state. No memorial site embodies this more than the Ata-Beyit Memorial Complex near Bishkek. The grave sites and memorials assembled here represent three periods of Kyrgyzstan's 20th century history all at once. The article traces their history and discusses their changing meaning over time.

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New Publications

Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century

Fearing for the Nation

The field of biopolitics encompasses issues from health and hygiene, birth rates, fertility and sexuality, life expectancy and demography, to eugenics and racial regimes. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive view on these issues for Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century.

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Biopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century

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
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Update 31 March 2022

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

Fellows

Dr Zsófia Lóránd

Zsófia Lóránd is an intellectual historian of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe. Currently she is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of History and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolf...

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Dr Zsófia Lóránd

Dr Viktoriya Sereda

Viktoriya Sereda is a sociologist who has been a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2020.

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Dr Viktoriya Sereda

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