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

15. April 2024 - 16:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Decommunisation and Derussification Practices in Ukraine since 2022

Viktoriia Nechyporuk


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Featured Article

Lithuania’s Postcolonial Iconoclasm

or Politics by Other Means

by Violeta Davoliūtė

The reaction of the Baltic states to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine has been debated among academics as a 'postcolonial moment of sorts' as it triggered a new wave of anti-Soviet(Russian) iconoclasm across the region. The article focuses on the politics surrounding the latest wave of dismantling and renaming of monuments, public spaces and paradigms in Lithuania, discussing the arguments and actors involved as well as their motivations.

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New Publications

The Rescue Turn and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

This volume considers the uses and misuses of the memory of assistance given to Jews during the Holocaust, deliberated in local, national, and transnational contexts.

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Justice and Memory after Dictatorship

Latin America, Central Eastern Europe, and the Fragmentation of International…

The book provides a groundbreaking socio-historical account of the global transformation of international criminal law from these two semi-peripheries of the world system.

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Cover Image Justice and Memory after Dictatorship

Investigating, Punishing, Agitating

Nazi Perpetrator Trials in the Eastern Bloc

The essays collected in this volume are devoted to the history of criminal trials on National Socialist crimes in Hungary, the GDR, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union after the "thaw" and ask about the preconditions and peculiarities of these proceedings.

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 Investigating, Punishing, Agitating
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Fellows

Dr Jan Zofka

Jan Zofka is a Historian of Eastern Europe whose recent research focuses on transnational and global dimensions of socialist industrialization processes during the 1950s.

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Dr Jan Zofka

Dr Irina Shcherbakova

Irina Shcherbakova is a historian and human rights activist. She is a founding member of Memorial, where she is the director of the youth and education programms and a member of the International Memo...

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Dr Irina Shcherbakova

Dr Nataliia Zalietok

Nataliia Zalietok works in the fields of Women’s and Gender History, Comparative History, and Archival Science.

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Dr Nataliia Zalietok

Dr Juhan Saharov

Juhan Saharov works as Research Fellow in Political Theory at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu. His research focuses on the economic-political debates in the ...

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Dr Juhan Saharov