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

21. September 2020 - 17:00

Upcoming Monday Seminar

Book Launch Volume II: Statehood

Volume presentation of "The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century" in an online booklaunch with the…


01. October 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FELLOWSHIPS 2021-2022

We invite applications for Fellowships for the academic year 2021-2022 (1 September 2021 – 31 July 2022) for periods of residence from three to eleven…

Applications are invited from noted and established scholars in the history of Central and Eastern Europe or neighboring disciplines such as…

Featured Article

The Nobel Prize Award Sparks a Memory War

The Recent Handke Debate

by Katarina Ristić

The Nobel Prize for Literature in 2019 to Peter Handke sparked a harsh debate, both in Serbia and internationally due to the Austrian writer's controversial stances in defence of Slobodan Milošević and the crimes committed by Serbian forces during the 1990s. The article provides a critical review of the debate and the continued divisions in retrospective interpretations of the Yugoslav wars.

Please follow this link to read the whole article.

New Publications

Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond

Communism in twentieth-century Europe is predominantly narrated as a totalitarian movement and/or regime. This book aims to go beyond this narrative and provide an alternative framework to describe the communist past. This reframing is possible thanks to the concepts of generation and gender, which are used in the book as analytical categories in an intersectional overlap.

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Book Cover "Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond", Routledge 2020

'Kleio in Pandemia'

Covid-19 Blog of the Imre Kertész Kolleg

With its 'Kleio in Pandemia'-blog, the Imre Kertész Kolleg wants to draw attention to the complex historical and mnemonic dimensions of the current Covid-19 crisis. Drawing on our broad network of historians and other scholars originating from and/or working in Central and Eastern Europe, we hope to add another, and often underrepresented voice, to the ongoing intellectual debate about the wider meaning of this crisis for our present and future in Europe.

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Activities

21. September 2020 - 17:00

Book Launch Volume II: Statehood

We continue our online book launches with Volume II of "The Routledge History Handbook of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century ".

The Volume Statehood explores imperial, national, democratic and autocratic traditions in Central and Eastern Europe, during a century, where state…

Fellows

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 Anna Calori

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Dr Anna Calori

Dr Máté Rigó

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Dr Máté Rigó