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 has been postponed until further notice


23. March 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Notice

Dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Imre Kertész Kolleg undertakes efforts to ensure the health of its staff, fellows and students.…

Featured Article

Commemoration at the Extremes

A Field Report from Dresden 2020

by Sabine Volk

On 13 February 2020, citizens of the city of Dresden commemorated the 75th anniversary of their city's destruction by Allied bombing attacks in 1945. Subject to great contestation in politics and civil society, political protest and counter-protest also marked this year’s anniversary. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Dresden before, during and after 13 February 2020, the article reviews the public events and discusses the actors and narratives that shape Dresden’s most important remembrance day.

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New Publications

Čechoslovakismus

Czechoslovakism is one of the most controversial terms in Czech and Slovak history. If it was perceived by some as an effort to assert Czech domination in Slovakia, for others it represented a symbol of struggle for the Republic and state-political existence in the interwar period.

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Book Cover Čecho/slovakismus

Spartakiads

The Politics of Physical Culture in Communist Czechoslovakia

Every five years from 1955 to 1985, mass Czechoslovak gymnastic demonstrations and sporting parades called Spartakiads were held to mark the 1945 liberation of Czechoslovakia.

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Activities

Conference Committee: Janine Fubel (Berlin), Alexandra Klei (Berlin/Hamburg), Katrin Stoll (Imre Kertész Kolleg), Annika Wienert (Bonn/Warszawa)

'Space in Holocaust Research' is the first conference in Germany to examine space as a central category of Holocaust research from a theoretical and…

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

Dr Mikhail Tyaglyy

Mykhaylo Tyaglyy has been working for the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies doing research on the National Socialist genocide of Roma in Ukraine. He is also managing editor of the scholarly journ...

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Dr Mikhail Tyaglyy

Professor Joanna Tokarska-Bakir

Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, PhD, is a cultural and historical anthropologist, and a religious studies scholar. She isprofessor at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences,Warsaw an...

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Professor Joanna Tokarska-Bakir

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