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

13. April 2019

Forum Demokratieverachtung / Contempt of Democracy in Europe in JMEH

In January 2018 the Jena Center 20th Century History together with the Imre Kertész Kolleg held the international symposium on "Demokratieverachtung:…

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Featured Article

A Museum of Memories: The New ‘Vabamu’ in Tallinn

by Heiko Pääbo and Eva-Clarita Pettai

A new generation of historians and curators have taken over the former Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia. They renamed the museum and opened a permanent exhibition built less on historical facts than on 'fragments of memory'. Technologically savvy, it challenges not only previous ways of representing Estonia's history of occupations, but also more traditional modes of presenting history in the museum. How this is done and whether it is convincing is discussed in this article.

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New Publications

Das neue Wir

Warum Migration dazugehört: Eine andere Geschichte der Deutschen

Es ist an der Zeit, die Einwanderung nach Deutschland neu zu erzählen – als Teil der deutschen Geschichte nach 1945 und als Erfolgsgeschichte. Denn Deutschland ist längst ein Einwanderungsland wie die USA oder Kanada.

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Bookcover Das neue Wir Jan Plamper

World War II in Croatian and Serbian Narrative Prose (1945–2015)

The book deals with narratives of the war in Croatian and Serbian fiction (1945–2015). It attempts to demonstrate how such narratives have changed over time and what the reasons for such modifications were.

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Book cover World War II in Croatian and Serbian Narrative Prose (1945–2015)
Activities

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue in the Open-Access Journal Cultures of History Forum

The Imre Kertesz Kolleg’s Cultures of History Forum…

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 Natalia Aleksiun

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Dr Natalia Aleksiun

Dr Lars Fredrik Stöcker

Lars Fredrik Stöcker was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of East European History at the University of Vienna from 2015 to 2018 and, since 2017, also coordinator of the doctoral college “Au...

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Dr Lars Fredrik Stöcker

Dr Machteld Venken

Machteld Venken was an Assistant Professor and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna, where she habilitated in May 2018 in Modern and Contemporary History with a manuscript about ...

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Dr Machteld Venken