Visual and Historical cultures of East-Central Europe in the Process of Political and Social Modernization since 1918

Jilge, Winfried

This project examines the national cultures that during the process of social modernization emerged from the sub-regional cultures of East-Central Europe. The triumph of the nation-state in the landmark year 1918 strongly affected these developments. The main focus is on national symbolism of the state formation in Ukraine, Croatia and Slovakia in the years 1918, 1939/41–1944 and 1991. The PhD project by Winfried Jilge, hosted at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East-Central Europe was funded by the DFG and is supervised by Stefan Troebst.