Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena - Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: Comparative Historical Experience (KHK-IKKJ)

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena "Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century: Comparative Historical Experience" at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena is an institute for the interdisciplinary and transnational study of the historical events of the twentieth century in East Central and Southeastern Europe.

The institute was founded in October 2010 as the ninth of the Käte Hamburger Collegia of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

An international team of visiting fellows and permanent academic staff conducts research at the Kolleg in an environment of intensive scholarly dialogue on the history of Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. There are five main areas of research: War, Violence and Oppression; Statehood; the Challenges of Modernity; Intellectual Horizons; and History and the Public Sphere. Our transnational perspective on the entire region of East Central and Southeastern Europe makes it possible to determine common lines of development and specific differences between countries, thus forming a new foundation for the analysis of historical events in this region.

Europe Germany
Institution type
Foreign Institutions Universities and university institutes