Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena


The Kolleg regularly organizes conferences and workshops. Our focal point of the year is the Annual Conference, usually held in Jena, which assembles a large group of international scholars. Smaller workshops and scholarly conferences organised jointly with partner institutions are held both in Jena and elsewhere. As a matter of course, the Kolleg and its community are present at international gatherings such as ASEEES conventions or the Deutsche Historikertag.

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International Conference: Revisiting the Dark Legacies of Illiberalism

Varieties of Constitutionalism and Legal-Political Practices in Post-Authoritarian Europe

02. - 03. December 2022
Venue: Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, Jena
Organizer: Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Until recently, the model of “constitutional tolerance” that allowed for a plurality of constitutional traditions within EU was understood as a strength. Not anymore. The constitutional transformation of Hungary and Poland towards authoritarian regimes in recent years has undermined the belief that despite the plurality there is a constitutional core shared by all member states allowing for mediation of conflicts and preserving the basic shared principles and values of EU as liberal democratic…

Joint Annual Conference 2021

17. May 2021 - 08:37

The Holocaust and the Cold War: Culture and Justice  

May 26 – 28, 2021
Organizers:  Fritz Bauer Institut,  Frankfurt am Main and  Imre Kertész Kolleg, Jena

The conference will examine to what extent the Cold War affected representations of the Shoah in historiography, legal investigations and trials as well as the arts and will ask how this has determined political discourse until today. We will take stock of the confrontational nature of the Cold War and discuss how the Holocaust became a…