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.


17. May 2021 - 16:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Burning Swamps: Metabolic Shifts in the Modern Russian Economy

Katja Bruisch

The seminar will be held as a web-based discussion. Should you be interested in joining us, please send us a short message to Diana Joseph. We will…

03. - 04. June 2021

Workshop: Stalinism and the Struggle for Social Control: 1929 to 1956

joint workshop of the Chair for Eastern European History at the University of Jena, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Wayne State University…

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This workshop builds on, and challenges, the scholarship on the response to…

Featured Article

Debates About the Communist Past as Personal Feuds

The Long Shadow of the Hoxha Regime in Albania

by Idrit Idrizi

More than thirty years after the end of the Hoxha regime, the communist period is still subject of heated public debates in Albania - debates that frequently degenerate into personal attacks and insults. The article traces the origins of the stong polarization in the public discourse to the communist repressive tool of 'family liability' and to an insufficient and heavily instrumentalized post-communist process of transitional justice.

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New Publications

Croatian Radical Separatism and Diaspora Terrorism During the Cold War

The book examines one of the most active but least remembered groups of terrorists of the Cold War: radical anti-Yugoslav Croatian separatists.

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Mate Nikola Tokić

“Rehabilitovat Marxe!”

Československá stranická inteligence a myšlení poststalinské modernity

The book is devoted to the thought of the Czechoslovak Communist Party intelligentsia during the post-Stalinist period. It represents an analytical archeology of this historically unsuccessful but, in terms of ideas, very rich and diverse project.  

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Jan Mervart,  Jiří Růžička “Rehabilitovat Marxe!”

06. May 2021

Debates on Europe

Budapest & Beyond. Defending Intellectual Freedom

Remembering the Future

Politics of Memory and the Culture War
Poland and Germany

Across Europe, politicians are increasingly using history as an…

The Holocaust and the Cold War: Culture and Justice  

May 26 – 28, 2021
Organizers:  Fritz Bauer Institut,  Frankfurt am Main and  Imre Kertész…


Dr Bálint Varga

Bálint Varga is a research fellow at the Institute of History, Center for Humanities, Eötvös Loránd Research Network, Budapest.

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Dr Bálint Varga

Dr Katja Wezel

Katja Wezel is Research Associate at the Department of Medieval and Modern History, Georg-August-University Göttingen.

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Dr Katja Wezel

Dr Andrei Cuşco

Andrei Cusco is an Associate Professor at the Department of History and Geography of the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University in Chișinău (since 2016). He holds an MA (2002) and a Ph.D. degree (...

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Dr Andrei Cuşco

Professor Marta Bucholc

Marta Bucholc works at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. She currently leads a research project “National habitus formation and the process of civilization in Poland after 1989: a ...

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Professor Marta Bucholc