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

18. November 2019 - 11:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Sobibór in July and August 1944: The Soviet View

Raphael Utz


13. November 2019 - 19:30

Polish Cinema in Jena 28: Strajk (Strike)

Die deutsch-polnische Ko-Produktion orientiert sich an der Lebensgeschichte der Solidarność-Mitbegründerin, Anna Walentynowicz und wurde an…

GER/PL 2006, director: Volker Schlöndorff, 104 min., Original with German subtitles

Polen, 1980: Agnieszka arbeitet als einziger weiblicher…

Strajk - movie poster
Featured Article

Between a National and a Global Mnemonic Agenda

Memory Activism Around the Kurapaty Memorial Site in Belarus

by Nelly Bekus

Kurapaty, the site of Stalin-era mass executions on the outskirts of Minsk, has long been a much contested space where memories and narratives of the Soviet past clashed. Against the backdrop of a national government that blocks any more critical engagement with the Soviet history of mass crimes, the article explores the way in which Kurapaty has been the birth place of various oppositional groups and memory activists who pursue rather different mnemonic agendas.

Please follow the link to read the full article.

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

Workshop: September 18th –19th 2020

Call for Papers

Juliane Tomann (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena), Joanna Wawrzyniak (University of Warsaw) and Stéphane…


We are pleased to announce that Holly Case, Professor of History at Brown University, has been honoured with the Hont Prize for Best Book in…

Fellows

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

Professor Gelinada Grinchenko

Gelinada Grinchenko is a Professor of History at the Department of Ukrainian Studies (Faculty of Philosophy, V. N. Karazin National University, Kharkiv,Ukraine). She was Visiting International Profess...

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Professor Gelinada Grinchenko

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 Tomasz Rakowski

Tomasz Rakowski is ethnologist and cultural anthropologist, Associate Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw, and also a medical doctor, specialist in ...

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Professor Tomasz Rakowski