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Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies‘ Association of Slavic and Eastern European Studies (ASEEES)

24. October 2019 - 15:12

We are happy to announce that Jochen Böhler’s new book „Civil War in Central Europe. The Reconstruction of Poland 1918–1921“ – the result of his long-term project as research fellow at the Imre Kertész Kolleg – just won the ‚Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies‘ Association of Slavic and Eastern European Studies (ASEEES) as one of two books, which are considered the best in any discipline, on any aspect of Polish affairs published in 2018.

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First Karol Modzelewski Book Prize Awarded to Włodzimierz Borodziej & Maciej Górny

02. October 2019 - 12:00

We are delighted to announce that Włodzimierz Borodziej, professor for Contemporary History at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw and Maciej Górny, professor at the Historical Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, received the 2019 Karol Modzelewski book prize of the Polish Historical Society for their book "Nasza wojna. Tom II, Narody 1917-1923".
The book prize, which was awarded for the first time, is named after one of the key figures of Poland’s Solidarity movement,…

Professor Philipp Ther has been honoured with the Wittgenstein Award

05. July 2019 - 12:42

We are pleased to announce that Philipp Ther, Professor of History of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Vienna, has been honoured with the Wittgenstein Award by the Austrian Science Fund. The prize is an endowment of 1.5 million euro and is equivalent to the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation. The prize money will be used, inter alia, for further development of the Research Cluster for the Study of East Central Europe and the History of…

Forum Demokratieverachtung / Contempt of Democracy in Europe in JMEH

13. April 2019 - 16:35

In January 2018 the Jena Center 20th Century History together with the Imre Kertész Kolleg held the international symposium on "Demokratieverachtung: Autoritäre Dynamiken in der Zwischenkriegszeit und in der Gegenwart". A selection of the contributions is now published as a “Forum Demokratieverachtung / Contempt of Democracy in Europe” in the current issue of the Journal of Modern European History (JMEH Volume 17 Number 1 February 2019).

Below please find the complete list of contributions to…

cover JMEH 17/1

European Commission funds research network with 300.000 €

A transnational application of history? A Jean Monnet network is researching what it requires

09. February 2017 - 10:00

Many societal factors determine how history unfolds and is processed. In addition to professional historians at universities, extracurricular learning centres, memorial sites, museums and non-governmental organisations also contribute to establishing historical meaning. Over the next three years the international team constituting the Jean Monnet Network for Applied Contemporary European History of the Historical Institute at Friedrich Schiller University Jena will pursue these questions through…

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej Inducted into the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej was officially sworn into the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences on 11 June 2016.

11. June 2016 - 14:01

Prof. Dr. Włodzimierz Borodziej was officially sworn into the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences on 11 June 2016. Borodziej, who is Co-Director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena - 'Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: Comparative Historical Experience' at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and Professor of History at the University of Warsaw, was nominated to membership in the Humanities Class. 

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences appoints members who have distinguished…

foto Włodzimierz Borodziej