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.
by Alexandr Voronovici
What role do history and memory play in the war that Russia has launched against Ukraine, especially in the period prior to the full-scale invasion of the country in 2022? The article looks at the separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk since 2014 and outlines what historical narratives have been forged by separatist leaders and how they were strategically used to mobilize people and consolidate power.
Jan Zofka is a Historian of Eastern Europe whose recent research focuses on transnational and global dimensions of socialist industrialization processes during the 1950s.
Ostap Sereda is Associate Professor at the Department of Modern und Contemporary Ukrainian History at the Ukrainian Catholic University in L'viv.
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...