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

Stefan Dorondel


17. - 18. October 2019

Featured Article

Hide and Seek with History

Holocaust Teaching at Polish Schools

by Lidia Zessin-Jurek

Teaching about the Holocaust in Poland has become more difficult. Based on interactions with Polish teachers and on a review of the field of Holocaust education in Poland as it evolved over the past decades, the article discusses and comments on the current situation where teachers are faced with curriculum changes, public campaigns against a "pedagogy of shame" and multiple pressures to teach a more ‘patriotic’ history at school.

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New Publications

Architekti dlouhé změny

Expertní kořeny postsocialismu v Československu

This edited collection provides an original view of the late communist dictatorship, the 1989 democratic revolution and the beginnings of liberal democracy and capitalism in Czechoslovakia and in the Czech Republic.

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M. Kopeček (ed.): Architekti dlouhé změny. Expertní kořeny postsocialismu v Československu

From Revolution to Uncertainty

The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe

Throughout Eastern Europe, the unexpected and irrevocable fall of communism that began in the late 1980s presented enormous challenges in the spheres of politics and society, as well as at the level of individual experience. Excitement, uncertainty, and fear predicated the shaping of a new order, the outcome of which was anything but predetermined.

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From Revolution to Uncertainty: The Year 1990 in Central and Eastern Europe
Activities

The years 2019 will see a plethora of public events across the former Eastern bloc countries that commemorate the end of communism and the…

Fellows

Professor Paweł Machcewicz

Paweł Machcewicz is professor of history at the Polish Academy of Science. In 2008-2017 he was founding director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, dismissed from his position by the ...

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Professor Paweł Machcewicz

Dr Stefan Dorondel

Stefan Dorondel is an anthropologist-cum-historian interested in environmental change in modern and contemporary Southeast Europe. He received a Ph.D. in History and Ethnology at the Lucian Blaga Univ...

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Dr Stefan Dorondel

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 Rima Praspaliauskiene

Rima Praspaliauskiene is a medical anthropologist and historian. She received her Ph.D. from the Anthropology Department at the University of California, Davis. Her research is located at the nexus of...

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Dr Rima Praspaliauskiene