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

29. July - 10. September 2020

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Monday Seminar

The Monday seminar forms the hub of dialogue and exchange at the Imre Kertész Kolleg. Fellows and guests are invited to present their current research…


15. July 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FELLOWSHIPS 2021-2022

We invite applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2021-2022 (1 September 2021 – 31 July 2022) for periods of residence from three to eleven…

Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines such as…

Featured Article

A New Era of Greatness

Hungary‘s New Core Curriculum

by Katalina Madácsi-Laube

Recent revisions of Hungary's National Core Curriculum have been widely criticized, both within the country and abroad. Especially the inclusion of controversial authors and the simultaneous removal of others, among them Imre Kertész, raised concerns about the current government's culture war now being taken to the classroom. The article reviews the new curriculum and the ensuing public debates, and reflects on its repercussions for Hungary's democratic historical culture today.

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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Dimensionen der Gewalt

Ostmitteleuropa zwischen Weltkrieg und Bürgerkrieg 1918–1921

Das Jahr 1918 brachte Osteuropa nicht das Ende der Gewalt. Der Weltkrieg war offiziell vorbei, aber Revolution und Nationalstaatsbildung generierten bewaffnete Konflikte, die den halben Kontinent über Jahre in Chaos und Bürgerkrieg stürzten.

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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 Tamás Kende

Tamás Kende is an independant curator and a former research fellow at the Gerda Henkel Foundation. He has been working as a historia-museologist in the Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre and as reseach fello...

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Dr Tamás Kende

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 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 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