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

panel discussion

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. May 2020

Publication Vols. I & II, Routledge History Handbook

Press Statement on the publication of Volume I and II of the Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century

We, at the Imre Kertész Kolleg, are excited and very happy to announce the publication of the first two volumes of our four-volume series, “THE…

Featured Article

The Revolution Continues

Memories of 1989 and the Defence of Democracy in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia

by James Krapfl and Andrew Kloiber

How vigorous are memories of the revolution in eastern Germany and the Czechoslovak successor states, and how do they reinforce democratic politics today? In a vivid comparative review of the thirtieth-anniversary commemorations of the 1989 revolutions in Leipzig, Berlin, Prague and Bratislava, the article discusses the extent to which these events managed to reanimate the civic spirit of 1989 and how they alert to contemporary threats to democracy.

Please follow this link to read the whole article.

New Publications

'Kleio in Pandemia'

Covid-19 Blog of the Imre Kertész Kolleg

With its 'Kleio in Pandemia'-blog, the Imre Kertész Kolleg wants to draw attention to the complex historical and mnemonic dimensions of the current Covid-19 crisis. Drawing on our broad network of historians and other scholars originating from and/or working in Central and Eastern Europe, we hope to add another, and often underrepresented voice, to the ongoing intellectual debate about the wider meaning of this crisis for our present and future in Europe.

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Immigrants and Foreigners in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century

The book challenges widespread conceptions of Central and Eastern European countries as merely countries of origin. It sheds light on their experience of immigration and the establishment of refugee regimes at different stages in the history of the region.

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Immigrants and Foreigners in Central and Eastern Europe during the Twentieth Century
Activities

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

Our  traditional Monday Seminar meetings with personal presence have been cancelled until further notice. In the meantime, the seminars are held on…


Professor Włodzimierz Borodziej, Professor of History at Warsaw University, Co-Director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena from 2010 to 2016 and…

Fellows

Dr Piotr Wciślik

Piotr Wciślik is intellectual historian and digital humanist. He serves as an assistant professor and deputy director of The Digital Humanities Centre at the Institute of Literary Research of the Poli...

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Dr Piotr Wciślik

Professor Dr Gelinada Grinchenko

Gelinada Grinchenko is a Professor of History at the Department of Ukrainian Studies (Faculty of Philosophy, V. N. Karazin National University, Kharkiv,Ukraine). She was Visiting International Profess...

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Professor Dr Gelinada Grinchenko

Dr Agnes Gagyi

Agnes Gagyi is Researcher in the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg. Her work generally addresses politics and social movements in Central and Eastern Europe in t...

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Dr Agnes Gagyi

Professor Holly Case

Holly Case is a historian of modern Europe whose work focuses on the relationship between foreign policy, social policy, science, and literature in the European state system of the nineteenth and twen...

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Professor Holly Case