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.
08. March 2021 - 16:00
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…
26. February 2021
We are delighted to announce that The Routledge History Handbooks of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century have been awarded the…
by Nelly Bekus
What has been the role of historical symbols and images for both mobilizing anti-government protests in Belarus and coping with the state-inflicted violence against peaceful protesters? This is the main question guiding this exploration of the dynamics of memory-related images and symbols during the 2020 protests. It discusses the power of historical symbolism and its parallels in earlier revolutions in the region, yet also emphasises key differences in the Belarusian case.
Behind the Iron Curtain, the politics of sexuality and gender were, in many ways, more progressive than the West.
While Polish citizens undoubtedly suffered under the oppressive totalitarianism of socialism, abortion was legal, clear laws protected victims of rape, and it was relatively easy to legally change one's gender.
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.
26. February 2021
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…
Dr Emily Gioielli is a historian of Modern Europe, specializing in twentieth-century East Central European women's and gender history, European history between 1914 and 1945, and the history of violen...
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.
Rafael Mrowczynski holds a doctorate in Sociology, his research interests lie in the field of sociology of law and professions, with an emphasis on the sociology of legal professions, as well as socia...