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.

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Veronika Pehe

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…


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Featured Article

Trapped in No Man’s Land

Comparing Refugee Crises in the Past and Present

by Lidia Zessin-Jurek

Images of refugees being trapped at the eastern Polish border have evoked memories of another time: in 1939, Polish Jews fleeing from Nazi occupied Poland eastwards were denied entry to the Soviet Union and were stuck right at the same place as people today, along the river Bug. Reflecting on the historical analogies that have been drawn in this context in Polish public debate, the article discusses their validity and usefulness in understanding similarities and difference of both past and present refugee crises.

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New Publications

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

Historisches Reenactment

Disziplinäre Perspektiven auf ein dynamisches Forschungsfeld

English title: Historical Reenactments: Disciplinary Perspectives in a Dynamic Research Field keywords: Reenactment; living history; history culture; performance

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cover picture of the book Historisches Reenactment
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Fellows

Dr Miloslav Szabó

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Dr Miloslav Szabó

Dr Ágoston Berecz

Ágoston Berecz is a historian whose work focuses on the relationship between language and politics and the social history of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe.

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Dr Ágoston Berecz

Dr Viktoriya Sereda

Viktoriya Sereda is a sociologist who has been a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since 2020.

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Dr Viktoriya Sereda

Professor Anika Walke

Anika Walke is the Georgie W. Lewis Career Development Professor at Washington University in St. Louis (USA). Her research and teaching interests include World War II and Nazi genocide, migration, nat...

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Professor Anika Walke