Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Graduate School

History is a messy discipline. The multitude of questions it raises corresponds to the multitude of methodologies historians use, and hardly any of them lead straight to an answer. Curiosity and doubt always go hand in hand.

The graduate school at the Imre Kertész Kolleg offers young scholars working on PhDs on the modern history of Eastern Europe the opportunity to reconcile intellectual curiosity with methodological doubts in a fruitful exchange of ideas. The graduate school focuses on the history of Eastern European societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in all its diversity. Graduate school scholars are invited to participate in intensive discussions with the Kolleg’s visiting fellows, directors, and other staff members at the cutting edge of international research on contemporary history.

The graduate school is funded by the Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and external sponsors (e.g. the German Research Foundation and other foundations). Polish holders of the German-Polish Academic Foundation’s Bronisław Geremek scholarships are associated scholars of the graduate school. The graduate school cooperates closely with the Jena Center 20th Century History. 

For further information please contact:
Professor Dr Joachim von Puttkamer (joachim.puttkamer(at)uni-jena(dot)de)  
Dr Jörg Ganzenmüller (joerg.ganzenmueller(at)uni-jena(dot)de)