Order of Saint Stephen awarded to Imre Kertész on August 20, 2014
Imre Kertész, Nobel laureate in Literature and the eponym of our institute has just received the Order of Saint Stephen, Hungary’s highest award. The Imre Kertész Kolleg would like to warmly congratulate Imre Kertész on this special occasion.
Image: Imre Kertész and János Áder, the President of Hungary at the awarding ceremony of August 20, 2014.
The Ukrainian Crisis in the European Media and the Public Sphere
The current situation in Ukraine is the subject of an intense discussion in the public sphere and the media across Europe. But what do we know about how our neighbouring countries are reflecting on the crisis, its historical background and its meaning for the relationship between our countries, Ukraine, Russia and the European Union?
We asked historians and sociologists from more than 15 European countries, the US, Israel and Turkey for contributions on the media coverage of and public debates on the Ukrainian crisis in their own countries.
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Neuerscheinung: Nasza wojna: Europa Środkowo-Wschodnia 1912-1916: Tom I. Imperia
Włodzimierz Borodziej, Maciej Górny
Auf der Grundlage von veröffentlichten Quellen und Fachliteratur zeichnen die Verfasser die heute weitgehend vergessenen Grundzüge des Ersten Weltkriegs in seiner vorrevolutionären, "regulären" Phase bis Ende des Rumänienfeldzugs 1916 auf. Sie befassen sich sowohl mit den Balkanländern als auch mit den nördlichen Großmächten Deutschland, Österreich-Ungarn und Russland. Die Verfasser versuchen, die Ereignisse und Prozesse entlang der Ostfronten zu den weit besser bekannten im Westen in Beziehung zu setzen sowie die Unterschiede zwischen Erstem und Zweiten Weltkrieg herauszuarbeiten.
Weitere Informationen zu dem Band finden Sie in der Rubrik Publikationen der Fellows
Neuerscheinung: Tajemnicza rana [The Mysterious Wound]
The author has collected scattered reports, documents, testimonies and articles on the explosion of a German demolition vehicle on 13 August 1944, during the Warsaw Uprising. From that research, a new account of the event emerges, completely different from the one embedded in the tradition of the Warsaw Uprising. The Mysterious Wound is not just a recollection of events from one day of the Uprising; it is also an insightful reflection on how a legend is born and what purposes it can serve.
Weitere Informationen zu dem Band finden Sie in der Rubrik Mitarbeiterpublikationen.
Exhibiting 20th Century History at the Forum "Cultures of History"
Borsdorf, Ulrich: The Ruhr Museum at Zollverein
The identity of the Ruhr area was shaped by industrialisation, which transformed the former rural landscape and small towns into a centre of the industrial revolution on the continent. However, the history of civilization in the Ruhr stretches back to the early middle ages. Two hundred years of industry left significant traces on nature, the landscape, and the mentalities and memories of human beings. All this is examined at the Ruhr Museum Essen, including the preconditions for and the serious consequences of industrialisation in the realm of nature, as well as the long and largely unknown history of the Ruhr area before industrial times.
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New article at the "Cultures of History" Forum
Ferenc L. Laczó: German Occupation or Hungarian Responsibility? A Hungarian Debate on March 19, 1944
The ongoing 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary has re-launched the public debate on this most catastrophic event in the modern history of the country and focused much attention on the contested question of the relative responsibility of Germans and Hungarians. In March 2014, a sustained debate of these matters took place on the website vs.hu under the title March 19, 1944: German Occupation or Hungarian Responsibility? The debate has revealed a broad spectrum of opinion on the main causes and concrete implementation of the Holocaust.
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