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

23. November 2020 - 17:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Soviet Judgement at Nuremberg – A New History

Francine Hirsch

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…


18. November 2020

Transnational activism and the globalization of anti-communism after 1989

Special Issue of the Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest Vol. 51, 2020, N° 2-3 edited by Raluca Grosescu, Laure Neumayer and Eva-Clarita Pettai

The collection investigates how after 1989 the criminalization of communist regimes has turned into a global discourse and practice. From different…

cover picture Special Issue RECEO Vol. 51, 2-3, Sept. 2020
Featured Article

Too Beautiful to Hurt Anyone

The New Permanent Exhibition at the AfricaMuseum Tervuren

by Zofia Wóycicka

The Royal Museum for Central Afrika in Tervuren, Belgium, has long been seen as a racist institution. Recently it has come out with a new permanent exhibition that aims at a more (self-) critical approach to the colonial past. The article reviews the new exhibition and the criticism against it. In an epilogue it shows the various ways in which the new AfricaMuseum and its exhibit carry valuable lessons also for museums in Central and Eastern Europe.

Please follow this link to read the whole article.

New Publications

Repression, Resistance and Collaboration in Stalinist Romania 1944-1964

Post-communist Remembering

Monica Ciobanu's book 'Repression, Resistance, and Collaboration in Stalinist Romania 1944–1964' is a study of competing narratives concerning the meaning of the past as part of a struggle over the legitimacy of the post-communist state, it combines memory studies with a transitional justice approach that will appeal to scholars of sociology, heritage and memory studies, politics, and law.

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M. Ciobanu: Repression, Resistance and Collaboration in Stalinist Romania 1944-1964

Austerities and Aspirations

A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East…

The novelty of the Béla Tomka's book lies in its broad comparative perspective: it places East Central Europe in a wider European framework that underlines the themes of regional disparities and European commonalities.

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Béla Tomka: Austerities and Aspirations
Activities

13. October 2020

COVID-19 Operating Mode

In view of the present public health situation, the Imre Kertész Kolleg is adopting the following measures:

Our traditional seminar meetings are held on Monday at 4 p.m. as a web-based discussion of pre-circulated texts. Should you be interested in joining…

Fellows

Dr Maike Lehmann

Maike Lehmann is a historian of Eastern European History whose work focuses on the transnational dimensions of cultural and (post)imperial history in the twentieth century.

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Dr Maike Lehmann

Dr Tamás Kende

Tamás Kende is an independant curator and a former research fellow at the Gerda Henkel Foundation. He has been working as a historia-museologist in the Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre and as reseach fello...

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Dr Tamás Kende

Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She specializes in the social, political, and cultural history of modern East Euro...

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Professor Natalia Aleksiun

Dr Ondřej Vojtěchovský

Ondřej Vojtěchovský works at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, currently holding a position of the head of the Institute of World History. He also works also as a researcher in the In...

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Dr Ondřej Vojtěchovský