Unthinking the Imaginary War. Intellectual Reflections of the Nuclear Age, 1945-1990

Unthinking the Imaginary War. Intellectual Reflections of the Nuclear Age, 1945-1990

Londres, 4-6 novembre 2010

International Conference, jointly organised by the Centre for Peace History, University of Sheffield, and the Arbeitskreis für Historische Friedensforschung, in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the German Historical Institute Rome. It aims to bring together historians, philosophers and scholars from cultural studies who are interested in intellectual, political and artistic reflections of the ‘imaginary’ reality of a nuclear war in the period from 1945 to 1990. It will discuss how the atomic bomb and its imaginary impact has served as a signifier in political, intellectual and artistic discourses, and how philosophers, writers, artists, but also defence intellectuals tried to think and unthink the political and strategic realities of the nuclear age.

Programme détaillé

Lieu : German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ

Renseignements : http://www.ghil.ac.uk

Ajout du 27 décembre 2010 : un compte-rendu H-Net est disponible en ligne, en anglais : http://www.h-net.org/~diplo/reports/PDF/GHI_ConfReport.pdf

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The world towards « Solidarity » movement 1980-1989

The world towards « Solidarity » movement 1980-1989

Wroclaw (Pologne), 21-23 octobre 2010

«When in August 1980 strikes broke out in Poland and « Solidarity » movement was created, the world public opinion realized that something important happened. For the first time behind the iron curtain a massive, independent from totalitarian state trade union organization appeared. For almost a year and a half people watched the effects of non-violent struggle of the Polish workers for the right to freedom and dignified life. It appeared possible, even if for some time only, to overcome the barrier which had divided Europe. Governments and parliaments, political, social and labor organizations, church and charity societies wanted to support « Solidarity » by sending financial help, developing contacts, advising in organizational affairs. This, not really formalized and reluctantly welcomed by the communist authorities, co-operation contributed to make « Solidarity » stronger. It proved that the Polish democratic movement is not alone in their struggle, what was even more important after the martial law was introduced in December 1981. In that difficult time « Solidarity » could count on support and help from the whole world. Spontaneous protests and manifestations could be watched in lots of countries, various committees were created, after a few weeks sending equipment and funds was started again, this time illegally. In a smaller way the support for « Solidarity » was visible in the countries of communist bloc.

This phenomenon of a wide range should be described. In the meanwhile it was not researched enough, many archives were destroyed or scattered, only few participants of the events gave their reports. In order to change the situation, even in part, the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw and the Institute of History of the University of Wroclaw organize the international scientific conference The World towards « Solidarity » Movement 1980-1989.»

Programme détaillé : http://ipn.gov.pl/portal/en/2/305/

The conference is held under the honourable patronage of President of Wrocław Rafał Dutkiewicz.

Location: Wrocław, Grand Hall of the Old Town Hall (the City Museum of Wrocław, Sukiennice 14/15, 1st floor).

The conference languages are Polish and English with simultaneous interpretation.

The conference will be open to the public. All participants without papers are asked for registration by sending the enclosed form with personal data. The conference is free of charge. The applications should be sent to: Anna Piekarska (anna.piekarska@ipn.gov.pl)

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Cold War Cultures

Cold War Cultures: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Austin (Texas), 30 septembre-3 octobre 2010


Sessions :

  • The children’s hour: Youth under threat as Cold War images
  • What has the Cold War Wrought? A view from the humanities
  • Cold War cultures in divived Germany
  • Art goes to war in the US
  • Africa and its Cold War writing
  • The Cold War, mcCarthyism and American culture in the 1950s and 1950s
  • Middle East (re)alignments: regional politics transformed
  • Cold Sar cinemas in the shadow of the USSR
  • Gendering the public spaces of the Nation
  • Reimaging Jewish history in the Cold War
  • Divisions overcome: the new politics of historical culture
  • Cold War architecture: building ideologies
  • Performance in the East Bloc: Easts meet Wests
  • Zambia, South Africa, Rhodesia and the diplomacy
  • Policies and state power: the US and the Middle East
  • Images and Political Power: visual politics
  • Targets that matters: nukes and grounds zero
  • Rhetorical cultures of the Cold War behind the Iron Curtain: three case studies
  • Crossroads and counter-currents: India in transnational networks during the Cold War
  • Cold War Post-Memory in Germany
  • Art in Europe’s Cold War
  • American litteratures of the Cold War
  • South Africa’s Cold War
  • New theoretical paradigms
  • Pentagon-Hollywood: the military-indusrial entertainment complex
  • Logics of Armageddon
  • Dissidents
  • China international: the many uses of the past in Cold War Asia
  • Visions of/in the GDR: building the GDR subject
  • Art and post-memory: rethinking representations and their politics
  • Literary intellectuals and the cultural Cold War
  • Africa and the Cold War
  • Diplomacy, policy and East-West relations
  • Cinematic memories of the Cold War
  • Consumer cultures: East bloc
  • Labor politics and social geographies in the Cold War
  • Cold War Canada
  • Traveling politics in the Cold War
  • France’s Cold War legacies
  • Music and the Cold War
  • Cold War in the comics
  • Hard-liners: media nazis and communists
  • Third party histories: proxy post-memories
  • Cold War policy tragedies
  • East looking West: imagining the Western Ennemy
  • Uncanny encounters
  • Boundaries, borders, transgressions: German Art, 1961-1990
  • New narratives of Political resistances: re-inventing litterature
  • Media wars: Cold War deformatiosn of culture
  • Religion as Cold War weapon
  • Not-so-sporting matches: the politics of sportive events
  • Britain spies and their others
  • China and the US in the Cold War: producing the Other
  • The Cold War home front in postwar Germany
  • Cold War artistic conspiracies of the 1960s and 1970s
  • Literary politics in Cold War Europe
  • Angola after the Cold War: nation and legacies of intervention
  • Negotiating Cold War icons: contestations
  • Broadcast politics
  • (Anti-) communism and Cold War politics in/from Italy
  • (Re)constructions of race in the Cold War
  • Stories as Cold War post-memory
  • German refractions of Cold War Europe
  • Youth culture: resistance from the margins
  • Militarizing publics spaces: new Cold War cultures
  • Cultural exchanges: politics by other means
  • Cold War encounters: the origin of new discourses in the US
  • Tourism and the East Bloc
  • Korea in the Cold War: negotiating political identities
  • Filming Cold War Europe
  • Building the Cold War subject in the East bloc
  • Assessing our allies: gendered language, orientalist discourse, the popular press and US Cold War dipomacy
  • Weird science and the Cold War
  • Producing new knowledge of the Cold War: historical epistemologies
  • Japan’s Cold War legacies
  • Cinematic Cold Wars from Hollywood
  • Superpowers weapons: globalizing Soviet power
  • US interventions and infiltrations
  • Protests: in the wake of 1968

Programme détaillé : http://www.coldwarcultures.org/program.html

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Cold War History (2010/3)

Cold War History, 2010/3

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713634851


Original articles :

  • Kristan Stoddart, « The British Labour Government and the development of Chevaline, 1974-79 », p. 287-314.
  • Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, « Filling the EEC leadership vacuum? The creation of the European Council in 1974 », p. 315-339.
  • Victor V. Nemchenok, « In « search of stability amid chaos: US policy toward Iran, 1961-63 », p. 341-369.
  • Christian Emery, « The transatlantic and Cold War dynamics of Iran sanctions, 1979-80 », p. 371-396.
  • Roland Popp, « Accommodating to a working relationship: Arab Nationalism and US Cold War policies in the Middle East, 1958-60 », p. 397-427.
  • Molly Tambor, « Red Saints: Gendering the Cold War, Italy 1943-1953 », p. 429-456.

Book reviews

  • The rise and fall of communism, p. 457-458, par Vladislav M. Zubok.
  • Rebellious satellite: Poland 1956, p. 458-459, par Anita J. Prazmowska.
  • The crisis of détente in Europe: from Helsinki to Gorbachev, 1975-1985, p. 460-461, par Kristina Spohr Readman.
  • Harold Wilson’s Cold War: the Labour government and East-West politics, 1964-1970, p. 461-462, par David James Gill.
  • Nixon and the rebirth of the Special Relationship: Britain, the US and the EC, 1969-74, p. 462-464, par James Ellison.
  • The Cold War U.S.  Army: building deterrence for limited war, p. 464-465, par Brian Holden Reid.
  • Cold War in Southern Africa: white power, black liberation, p. 465-466, par Adrian Guelke.
  • King Hussein of Jordan: a political life, p. 466-467, par Sir Mark Allen.

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Journal of Cold War Studies (12/3, été 2010)

Journal of Cold War Studies, 12/3, été 2010


Articles :

  • Xiaoming ZHANG, « Deng Xiaoping and China’s Decision to go to War with Vietnam », p. 3-29
  • Dong GUOQIANG, « The First Uprising of the Cultural Revolution at Nanjing University Dynamics, Nature and Interpretation », p. 30-49
  • Vojtech MASTNY, « The Soviet Union’s Partnership with India », p. 50-90
  • Ieva ZAKE, « Soviet Campaigns against « Capitalist Ideological Subversives » during the Cold War: The Latvian Experience », p. 91-114

Review Essay :


Michael SZPORER, « Managing Religion in Communist-Era Poland: Catholic Priests versus the Secret Police », p. 115-120

Books Reviews :

  • Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine: The Cold War Call to Arms (review), p. 121-123, par Ira Chernus
  • The Great Cold War: A Journey through the Hall of Mirrors (review), p. 123-129, par Raymond L. Garthoff
  • Transplanting the Great Society: Lyndon Johnson and Food for Peace (review), p. 129-131, par Erez Manela
  • Running Alone: Presidential Leadership from JFK to Bush II: Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It (review), p. 131-132, par James V. Koch
  • Advertising America: The United States Information Service in Italy (1945-1956) (review), p. 133-137, par Alessandro Brogi
  • The People’s State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker (review), p. 137-140, par Gary Bruce
  • Kunst als Botschafter einer künstlichen Nation: Studien zur Rolle der bildenden Kunst in der auswärtigen Kulturpolitik der DDR [Art as the Ambassador of an Artificial Nation: Studies on the Role of the Visual Arts in the Foreign Culture Policy of the GDR] (review), p. 141-142, par Roger E. Kanet
  • Prague in Black: Nazi Rule and Czech Nationalism (review), p. 142-144, par Gerhard Wettig
  • Mitteilungen der Gemeinsamen Kommission für die Erforschung der jüngeren Geschichte der deutsch-russischen Beziehungen / Soobshcheniya Sovmestnoi komissii po izucheniyu noveishei istorii rossiisko-germanskikh otnoshenii (review), p. 144-147, par Wolfgang Mueller
  • Conflict and Stability in the German Democratic Republic (review), p. 147-149, par Gareth Dale
  • Uranium Matters: Central European Uranium in International Politics, 1900-1960 (review), p. 149-150, par Petr Luňák
  • Experiencing Europe: 50 Years of European Construction 1957-2007 (review), p. 151-153, par Simon Duke
  • Nixon, Kissinger and Allende: US Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile (review), p. 153-155, par Kristian C. Gustafson
  • Eye on Korea: An Insider Account of Korean-American Relations (review), p. 155-157, par Bálazs Szalontai
  • Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968 (review), p. 157-159, par David Easter
  • The Vietnam War: A Concise International History (review), p. 159-160, par Robert J. McMahon
  • Vietnam: Explaining America’s Lost War (review), p. 160-162, par Mark Atwood Lawrence
  • Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-1945 (review), p. 162-164, par Michael Kort
  • On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent’s Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam (review), p. 165-168, par Nicolas Daniloff
  • Stafford Cripps in Moscow, 1940-1942: Diaries and Papers (review), p. 168-171, par Eduard Mark
  • Zhivago’s Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia (review), p. 171-173, par Joshua Rubenstein
  • Practicing Public Diplomacy: A Cold War Odyssey (review), p. 173-174, par Wilson Dizard Jr.
  • Cold War Radio: The Dangerous History of American Broadcasting in Europe, 1950-1989 (review), p. 175-179, par James Critchlow
  • Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm (review), p. 179-182, par Neal M. Rosendorf
  • Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense (review), p. 182-184, par Kenneth D. Rose
  • For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (review), p. 184-186, par Ralph B. Levering
  • Demonstrating Reconciliation: State and Society in West German Foreign Policy toward Israel, 1952-1965 (review), p. 186-188, par Rolf Steininger
  • Americanization and Anti-Americanism: The German Encounter with American Culture after 1945 (review), p. 188-189, par Stephen F. Szabo
  • In from the Cold: Latin America’s New Encounter with the Cold War (review), p. 190-193, par Brian Loveman
  • Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East (review), p. 193-195, par Timothy J. Paris
  • The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War (review), p. 195-197, par Galia Golan
  • Helsinki 1975 and the Transformation of Europe (review), p. 197-199, par Vojtech Mastny
  • Spying on the Nuclear Bear: Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb (review), p. 199-201, par Robert S. Norris

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Le processus de la CSCE : politique internationale et transformations sociales (1975-1989/1990)

Der KSZE-Prozess: Internationale Politik und gesellschaftliche Transformation (1975-1989/90)

Munich, 21-23 octobre 2010

Diese Konferenz steht in Zusammenhang mit einem großen Forschungsprojekt unter dem Titel « Der KSZE-Prozess: Multilaterale Konferenzdiplomatie und ihre Folgen (1975 – 1989/90) », das das Institut für Zeitgeschichte demnächst abschließen wird. Das zusammen mit den Universitäten Paris IV-Sorbonne (Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Georges-Henri Soutou) und Erlangen-Nürnberg (Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Helmut Altrichter) durchgeführte Kooperationsprojekt untersucht die beiden Seiten des KSZE-Prozesses in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren: die multilaterale Konferenzdiplomatie, die den Prozess anstieß und verstetigte, sowie deren Folgen für die Gesellschaften in den osteuropäischen Staaten.

In Anbetracht der inzwischen relativ weit fortgeschrittenen Forschungen zu den Ursprüngen und Anfängen des KSZE-Prozesses konzentriert sich die Konferenz bewusst auf die in der zweiten Hälfte der 1970er Jahre und in den 1980er Jahren virulenten Prozesse. Sowohl im Hinblick auf die Diplomatie- und Politikgeschichte als auch im Hinblick auf die innerstaatlichen und innergesellschaftlichen Auswirkungen im Ostblock stehen daher die KSZE-Nachfolgekonferenzen von Belgrad und Madrid im Mittelpunkt des Interesses. Es geht zum einen um die nationalen Interessen der Supermächte und wichtiger westlicher, östlicher und neutraler Staaten im KSZE-Prozess und zum anderen um Wechselwirkungen von Politik- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte im Hinblick auf westliche Menschenrechtsgruppen und osteuropäische Gesellschaften.

Contact : Annette Wöhrmann, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Leonrodstr. 46b, 80636 München (woehrmann@ifz-muenchen.de)

Programme détaillé : http://www.gsi.uni-muenchen.de/aktuelles/extern/kszw-prozess/index.html

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2011 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

2011 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Los Angeles, 21-23 avril 2011 [Santa Barbara, 14-16 avril 2011]

Date limite : 4 février 2011

The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2011 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the University of California at Santa Barbara on April 21-23, 2011.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that employ newly available primary sources or nontraditional methodologies. To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic c.v. (in Word or pdf format) to Salim Yaqub at syaqub@history.ucsb.edu by February 4, 2011. Notification of acceptance will occur by February 25. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by March 28. The author of the strongest paper will have an opportunity to publish his or her article in the journal Cold War History. For further information, contact Salim Yaqub at the aforementioned email address.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from UCSB, GWU, LSE, and elsewhere. The organizers will cover accommodation costs of admitted student participants for the duration of the conference, but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to UCSB.

In 2003, UCSB and GW first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites:

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/ccws for CCWS
http://www.ieres.org for GWCW
http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/programmes/coldWarStudiesProgramme for CWSP

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