Neuerscheinung: Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert, Bd. 4

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Jörg Ganzenmüller und Raphael Utz (Hrsg.)

Sowjetische Verbrechen und russische Erinnerung:
Orte - Akteure - Deutungen

Die russische Erinnerungskultur wird oft als zerrissen und fragmentiert beschrieben und gleichzeitig die geschichtspolitische Allmacht des Staates beklagt. Aber besitzt der Kreml wirklich die alleinige Deutungshoheit und wäre eine einheitlichere Geschichtskultur – gerade unter diesen Vorzeichen – überhaupt erstrebenswert? Was wird eigentlich genau untersucht, wenn sich die Wissenschaft der heutigen Erinnerung an die Verbrechen des Stalinismus zuwendet? Und lässt sich eigentlich rechtfertigen, dabei von einem deutschen ‚Muster‘ der Aufarbeitung auszugehen? 

Weitere Informationen zu dem Band finden Sie in der Rubrik Schriften des Imre Kertész Kollegs Jena

New Publication: Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Vol. 5

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Włodzimierz Borodziej, Stanislav Holubec and Joachim von Puttkamer (Eds.)

Mastery and Lost Illusions:

Space and Time in the Modernization of Eastern and Central Europe

This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region's transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state's role in the mastery of space, particularly in the context of state socialism. The volume also sheds light on the ruralization of cities and mutual perceptions of the rural and urban populations in this region.   

Further information can be found in the section Monograph series of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena  


Piotr Osęka: The Career Patterns of the Security Service in Poland 1944-1989. Key issues
Datum: 27. Oktober 2014
Zeit: 11:00 Uhr, c.t.
Ort: Seminarraum des Imre Kertész Kollegs Jena (Am Planetarium 7)

Weitere Termine finden Sie in der Rubrik Kolloquium.

Call for papers

Beyond Defeat and Victory. Physical Violence and the Reconstitution of East-Central Europe, 1914-1923
Dates and venue: 17 -19 September 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
Organizers: Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences; Imre Kertész Kolleg at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena; Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
Deadline for paper proposal: 31 December 2014
Further information can be viewed here: Call for Papers

Conference: Alternative Encounters: The ‘Second World’ and the ‘Global South’, 1945-1991

Date: Monday, 03 November 2014  - Tuesday, 04 November 2014
Location: Imre Kertész Kolleg, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Conference venue: Rosensäle, Fürstengraben 27, 07743 Jena

In collaboration, the Imre Kertész Kolleg (University of Jena), the Centre for Area Studies (University of Leipzig), and the Centre of Imperial and Global History (University of Exeter) will hold a conference on 'alternative encounters' in the post-war period. As decolonization accelerated, new linkages opened up and existing ties were remade between the so-called ‘Second World’ (from the Soviet Union to the German Democratic Republic) and the ‘Global South’ (from Latin America to Africa to Asia). The conference seeks to address the lacuna concerning interaction between these areas by bringing together specialists working on forms of exchange, intervention, and subjugation.  In doing so, it seeks to provide new insights into the global circulation of ideas during the Cold War and explore ‘the socialist world’ as a dynamic hub of global interactions during the second half of the twentieth century.

Further information can be found in the section Workshops. 

The Ukrainian Crisis in the European Media and the Public Sphere

Anti-government protest in Kiev; © Sasha Maksymenko; flickr;

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.

Read more in the section "Cultures of History"