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Dr Friederike Kind-Kovács


Senior Researcher, Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarian Studies at Dresden University of Technology, Germany



PD. Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovacs is a senior researcher at the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies at TU Dresden and a lecturer at Regensburg University. In 2019 she won the “Regensburg Prize for Women in Academia and the Arts.” She held in the past the Senior Botstiber Fellowship at IAS Budapest and a Fellowship at the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena. She is the author of Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain (CEU Press, 2014), a monograph for which she won the University of Southern California Book Prize in Cultural and Literary Studies in 2015. In 2022 she published second monograph Budapest’s Children: Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War and a collective monograph The Wireless World: Global Histories of International Radio Broadcasting with Oxford University Press. She also co-edited From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File: Public Health in Eastern Europe (CEU, 2017) and Samizdat, Tamizdat and Beyond. Transnational media during and after socialism (Berghahn, 2013).



Kind-Kovács, Friederike: Budapest's Children: Humanitarian Relief in the Aftermath of the Great War. Bloomington: Indiana University Press 2022.

Kind-Kovács, Friederike/Venken, Machteld: 1918, 1945, 1989: Childhood in times of political transformation. Part I & II Journal of Modern European History 19, no. 2 and 3 (2021).

Kind-Kovács, Friederike: The heroes’ children: Rescuing the Great War’s orphans In: Journal of Modern European History, 19 (2021), 2 S. 183-205.

Kind-Kovács, Friederike: The Great War, the Child’s Body and the ‘American Red Cross’ In: European Review of History, 23 (2016), 1-2 S. 33-62.


History of Childhood, History of East Central Europe, Transnational and Transatlantic History, Great War, Cold War, Postsocialist Transformation
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