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

Holly Case


21. June 2022 - 19:30

Polish Cinema in Jena 34: Mr Jones - Red Secrets

K/PL/UA 2019, R: Agnieszka Holland, 119 min

1933 reist der walisische Journalist Gareth Jones nach Moskau, um ein Interview mit Josef Stalin zu führen. Was er sich als Chance seines Lebens…

movie poster Mr Jones - Red Secrets
Featured Article

The Pop-Cultural Lineage of Russia’s Anti-Fascist Discourse

Unravelling the Plot of Russia’s War on Ukraine

by Violeta Davoliūtė

While Putin’s plan to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been widely understood as irrational, it is entirely consistent with the “anti-fascist” discourse of his regime. The article discusses how this discourse draws on the political and cultural neo-traditionalism crystalized in 1970s Soviet TV serials that vilified the West, defined a new Soviet war hero, and nurtured a cryptic fascination with Nazism.

Please follow this link to read the whole article.

New Publications

A New Ecological Order

Development and the Transformation of Nature in Eastern Europe

A New Ecological Order provides a new perspective on the ways nature was mobilized by the developmental policies of Eastern Europe’s nation-states in their struggle to escape the periphery.

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Book Cover A New Ecological Order

The Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe

The case of Hungary and Romania

Based on an empirical comparison of two countries with significantly different political regimes throughout the period, Hungary and Romania, this study shows how different constellations of successive late socialist and post-socialist regimes have managed internal and external class relations throughout the same global crisis process, from very similar positions of semi-peripheral, post-socialist systemic integration.

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book cover Agnes Gagyi Political Economy of Middle Class Politics and the Global Crisis in Eastern Europe
Activities

Welchen Beitrag leisten die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, um die Hintergründe und Folgen des Ukraine-Kriegs zu analysieren?

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer wurde für ein Special des Rahmenprogramms Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (BMBF) befragt, welchen Beitrag die…


Update 31 March 2022

Volkswagen Foundation: Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine (applications can be send in until 05 April,…

Fellows

Dr Alexandra Ghiț

Alexandra Ghiț is a postdoctoral fellow who is conducting her research for the project ZARAH: Women’s labour activism in Eastern Europe and transnationally, from the age of empires to the late 20th ce...

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Dr Alexandra Ghiț

Dr Adela Hîncu

Adela Hîncu is an intellectual historian who writes on state socialism, social thought, feminism, and the history of the social sciences and humanities in Romania.

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Dr Adela Hîncu

Dr Réka Krizmanics

Réka Krizmanics is a collaborating lecturer in the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig.

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Dr Réka Krizmanics

Dr Zsófia Lóránd

Zsófia Lóránd is an intellectual historian of feminism in post-WWII state-socialist Eastern Europe. Currently she is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Faculty of History and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolf...

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Dr Zsófia Lóránd