Activities of the Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

© Louisa Reichstetter

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena hosts diverse events to present itself and its research findings to scholars in the field and to interested members of the general public. The year´s highlight is the Annual Conference on the Kolleg´s main research areas. From 2012 on this conference will be held in a different Eastern European city each year.
The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena strives to enter into an intensive dialogue  with colleagues in the region.
In addition to the annual conference, the Kolleg hosts regular workshops on specific topics. Some of these are organized in cooperation with other institutions, such as the Jena Centre for the History of the Twentieth Century and the German Research Foundation´s Research Training Group 1412 on cultural orientations and institutional order in Southeastern Europe. The weekly colloquium supports the regular exchange between visiting fellows, the Kolleg´s research staff and external guests. For the visiting fellows in particular, this forum offers them the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects.
Many members of the Kolleg´s research staff, and a good number of visiting fellows, fulfill teaching duties in addition to conducting their own research. In this way the Imre Kertész Kolleg has contributed to broadening the range of courses on offer at Friedrich Schiller University since 2010, thus making Jena a more attractive place to study the contemporary history of Western and Eastern Europe.