Le communisme dans les comics américains

Le carnet de recherches «Culture américaine» propose un article intitulé «C’était demain : `Is this tomorrow? America under communism’», qui étudie de manière approfondie la perception de la guerre froide, du communisme et de la menace soviétique dans la bande dessinée américaine, autour du cas d’un magazine intitulé Is this tomorrow : http://cultureamericaine.hypotheses.org/211

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Cold War History (11/3, été 2011)

Cold War History, vol. 11, no. 3, été 2011

Articles

  • Noel D. Cary, « Olympics in divided Berlin? Popular culture and political imagination at the Cold War frontier », p. 291-316
  • Vanni Pettinà, « The shadows of Cold War over Latin America: the US reaction to Fidel Castro’s nationalism, 1956–59 », p. 317-339
  • Weston Ullrich, « Preventing ‘peace’: The British Government and the Second World Peace Congress », p. 341-362
  • Richard J. McAlexander, « Couscous Mussolini: US perceptions of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the 1958 intervention in Lebanon and the origins of the US–Israeli special relationship », p. 363-385
  • Mingjiang Li, « Ideological dilemma: Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet split, 1962–63 », p. 387-419
  • Sean Lawson, « Cold War military systems science and the emergence of a nonlinear view of war in the US military », p. 421-440
  • Marc DeVore, « The United Kingdom’s last hot war of the Cold War: Oman, 1963–75 », p. 441-471

Book reviews

  • After Hiroshima: the United States, race and nuclear weapons in Asia, 1945–1965, compte-rendu par Steven Casey, p. 473-474
  • John F. Kennedy: world leader, compte-rendu par Mark J. White, p.  474-475
  • The foreign policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: the United States and the world, 1963–69, compte-rendu par Mitchell Lerner, p. 475-477
  • European foreign policy during the Cold War: Heath, Brandt, Pompidou and the dream of political unity, compte-rendu par James Ellison, p. 477-478
  • The strained alliance: US–European relations from Nixon to Carter, compte-rendu par Piers Ludlow, p. 478-480
  • Behind the Berlin Wall: East Germany and the frontiers of power, compte-rendu par Mary Fulbrook, p. 480-481
  • Meeting the demands of reason: the life and thought of Andrei Sakharov, compte-rendu par Piotr H. Kosicki, p. 481-482
  • A century of revolution: insurgent and counterinsurgent violence during Latin America’s long Cold War, compte-rendu par Paulo Drinot, p. 483-484
  • Che’s travels: the making of a revolutionary in 1950s Latin America, compte-rendu par Aaron W. Navarro, p. 484-485

 

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Diplomatic History (35/4, septembre 2011)

Diplomatic History, vol. 35, no. 4, septembre 2011

 

Bernath lecture

Barbara KEYS, «Henry Kissinger: The Emotional Statesman, p. 587–609.

Special forum: Cultures of secrecy in postwar America

  • Robert Dean, «Introduction: Cultures of Secrecy in Postwar America», p.  611–613.
  • K. A. Cuordileone, «The Torment of Secrecy: Reckoning with American Communism and Anticommunism after Venona», p. 615–642.
  • Janet Farrell Brodie, «Learning Secrecy in the Early Cold War: The RAND Corporation», p. 643–670.
  • Kathryn S. Olmsted, «The Truth Is Out There: Citizen Sleuths from the Kennedy Assassination to the 9/11 Truth Movement», p. 671–693.
  • Paul Boyer, «I’ve Got a Secret: The Social Cost of Official Deception», p. 695–699.
  • Jonathan Reed Winkler, «Reality, Perceptions of Reality, and the Creation of New Realities», p. 701–705.

Compte-rendus

  • Forget the Maine! The Legacy of ‘The United States and the Americas’, par Alan McPherson, p. 709–728
  • ‘Shoot the Dictionary’: From Diplomacy to the Culture of Ideas, par Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht, p. 729–732
  • The American Mission in Russia, par Steven Merritt Miner, p. 733–736
  • Negotiating Ideology in U.S. and British Foreign Policy in the Early Cold War, par Scott Lucas, p. 737–739
  • From Privileged to Passé?, par Katherine A. S. Sibley, p. 741–744
  • Structure and Personality: The Paradox of Nixon’s Decision-Making Process, par Barbara Zanchetta, p. 745–747

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Journal of Cold War Studies (13/3, été 2011)

Journal of Cold War Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, été 2011

Articles

  • Alexander W. G. Herd, « A `Common Appreciation’: Eisenhower, Canada, and Continental Air Defense, 1953–1954 », p. 4-26.
  • Adam Cathcart et Charles Kraus, « The Bonds of Brotherhood: New Evidence on Sino–North Korean Exchanges, 1950–1954 », p. 27-51.
  • Gregory F. Domber, « Skepticism and Stability: Reevaluating U.S. Policy during Poland’s Democratic Transformation in 1989 », p. 52-82.
  • Idesbald Goddeeris, « Lobbying Allies?: The NSZZ Solidarność Coordinating Office Abroad, 1982–1989 », p. 83-125.
  • Maarten Van Alstein, « From Enigma to Enemy: Paul-Henri Spaak, the Belgian Diplomatic Elite, and the Soviet Union, 1944–1945 », p. 126-148.

Review essay

Austin Long « The Quiet Americans?: CIA, NSA, and Counterinsurgency », p.  149-184.

Forum

« U.S. Conduct in the Vietnam War:: Commentaries by Andrew J. Bacevich, Edwin Moïse, and Mark Atwood Lawrence on Bernd Greiner’s War without Fronts, p. 184-204.

Book Reviews

  • Yalta: The Price of Peace, compte-rendu par Warren F. Kimball, p.  205-207
  • Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA, compte rendu par Douglas Little, p. 207-210
  • The Invisible Harry Gold: The Man Who Gave the Soviets the Atom Bomb, compte-rendu par Mary Kathryn Barbier, p. 210-212
  • Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State Building 1954–1968, compte-rendu par Andrew Preston, p. 212-213
  • The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs, compte-rendu par Eric C. Schneider, p. 214-215
  • Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers: The Passive Defence of the Western World during the Cold War, compte rendu par Simon Duke, p. 216-218
  • Nuclear Papers, compte rendu par Gordon S. Barrass, p. 218-220
  • Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization, compte rendu par Akira Iriye, p. 220-221
  • Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy from Korea to Afghanistan, compte rendu par Robert Jervis, p. 222-223
  • Jewish Organisations’ Response to Communism and to Senator McCarthy, compte-rendu par Stephen J. Whitfield, p. 223-225
  • Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, compte rendu par Mark Carson, p. 225-227
  • Johnny: A Spy’s Life, compte rendu par Harvey Klehr, p. 227-229
  • Triplex: Secrets from the Cambridge Spies, compte rendu par John Earl Haynes, p. 229-230
  • America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941–2001, comte-rendu par Susan M. Hartmann p. 230-232
  • Anglo-Australian Relations and the `Turn to Europe,’ 1961–1972, compte rendu par David Goldsworthy, p. 232-234
  • Twentieth-Century Diplomacy: A Case Study of British Practice 1963–1976, compte-rendu par Richard Davy, p. 234-236
  • Churchill Goes to War: Winston’s Wartime Journeys, compte rendu par John Ramsden, p. 236-238
  • Harold Wilson’s Cold War: The Labour Government and East-West Relations, 1964–1970, compte rendu par Andrew Thorpe, p. 238-240
  • Les grandes puissances et le Laos, 1954–1964, compte rendu par Martin Stuart-Fox, p. 240-242
  • The Pinochet Regime, compte rendu par Patricio Silva, p. 242-244
  • Cold War in Southern Africa: White Power, Black Liberation, compte rendu par Zachary Kagan-Guthrie, p. 244-246

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Septembre 2011

[AAC : appels à communications — SEM : séminaires — COLL : colloques]

 

[COLL] 2 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 6-9 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 7-10 septembre 2011

 

[AAC] 15 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 15-16 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 15-17 septembre 2011

 

[AAC] 19 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 23-24 septembre 2011

[SEM] 26 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 29-30 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 29-30 septembre 2011

 

[AAC] 30 septembre 2011

 

[COLL] 30 septembre-1er octobre 2011

 

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Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War

Theatre, Globalization and the Cold War
19-19 mai 2012, Munich
Date limite de réponse : 1er novembre 2011

 

The spread of communism constitutes one of the most signification global phenomena of the 20th century. Marked at turns by military expansion, political annexation and, during the course of the Cold War (roughly 1945-1991), also by large scale ideological warfare, both clandestine and overt, this conflict had a cultural-political dimension conducted by various countries utilising all available media. In the great Cold War struggle, Eastern bloc countries appeared to have the more potent cultural weapons. Socialist policy advocated generous state support of the arts, maintained subsidized institutions and boasted powerful ambassadors. In the realm of theatre the Soviet Union could marshal the most influential acting theorist of the 20th century, Stanislavsky, as well as one of the admired theatrical institutions, The Moscow Art Theatre complete with model productions of Chekhov (arguably one of two or three most important dramatists of the century and fortuitously reconcilable with Socialist Realism). East Germany fielded Brecht and the Berliner Ensemble, Poland had Jerzy Grotowski, who, although hardly an outright Marxist, remained a card-carrying member of the Polish Communist party and whose work was hardly conceivable without the state subsidies that enabled him to work in his laboratory free of commercial pressures.

The battle for « hearts and minds » was conducted equally, if not perhaps even more, intensely in the so-called ‘non-aligned countries’ where East and West could be played off against each other and official politics were not necessarily congruent with cultural activities on the ground. Here the list included numerous countries in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Wars of liberation and liberation theatre often went hand in hand.

The conference will focus on the role played by theatre and all forms of theatrical performance (circus, dance, opera etc.) during the Cold War. Its purpose is to map, characterize and theorize the theatrical traffic engendered by the spread of communism especially after the Second World War until the end of the Cold War.

The overall focus will be on interconnections between countries and regions rather than on specific manifestations of communist/socialist ideological formations within individual nation-states.

Against the background of global perspectives, the conference will address the following issues and questions:

Circulation of artistic programs and ideas:

  • What kind of topics and artistic programs did the authorities of communist countries use to establish and propagate communist ideas on stage, and which trade routes to other countries were established?
  • The export of Socialist Realism: beginnings and diffusion? What differences and similarities were there between the countries? Was there a dramaturgical canon? What role did state-supported translation play?
  • The role of ‘third-world drama’ in socialist countries.
  • What forms of theatrical censorship can be identified? How were censorship practices exchanged between countries in the sense of ‘technology transfer’?
  • Can a reliable international periodization of artistic policy be established?
  • What kind of reaction to the political circulation of artistic programs, topics or plays can be observed in the importing countries? Were there significant differences between countries? And what kind of role did anticommunist ideas play?

Mobility of artists and companies:

  • Which artists or companies became important within the iron-curtain countries and which were allowed to perform outside of the Soviet Empire? Did the authorities plan their tours or were private impresarios and brokers involved? Which routes can be mapped?
  • Conversely: What kinds of artists outside the Iron Curtain (from West Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa etc.) were allowed to perform within the territory of the USSR and its satellites? What were the political dimensions of such performances?
  • The role of communist figureheads on world stages? What role did Brecht and his Berliner Ensemble play? Stanislavsky and the Moscow Art Theatre? Grotowski and the tours of the 1960s?
  • How can the relationship between the communist regime and internationally successful artists such as Grotowski or Kantor be characterized?

Institutions in motion:

  • What institutionalization processes can be observed within the communist countries, for example in form of educational initiatives, academies or festivals, and what kind of export trade routes can be observed? What was their relationship to politics?
  • What interest did the intelligence community take in theatre on both sides of the curtain?
  • The importance of state support for the theatre. Can one speak of a communist model here? What was the reaction of western countries to this form support?

Language of the conference is English.

Please send an abstract of your paper of no more than 250 words and short biographical information by November 1st, 2011 to: Berenika.Szymanski@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Publication of selected papers is planned. Travel and accommodation refunds are available. There is no conference fee.

Contact: Berenika Szymanski (Berenika.Szymanski@lrz.uni-muenchen.de)
Theaterwissenschaft München
Georgenstrasse 11
80799 Munich, Germany

Homepage: http://global-theatre-histories.org/

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Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the End of Empire

Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the End of Empire

London

2 September 2011

 

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala and The United Nations Association Westminster Branch will hold a one-day conference on Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the End of Empire at the University of London Senate House on Friday 2 September 2011, to mark the 50th anniversary of UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld »s death. Convenors: Dr Mandy Banton and Dr Susan Williams

Please return all registration forms to Troy Rutt at troy.rutt@sas.ac.uk

Venue: The Chancellor »s Hall, Senate House, University of London

Website: http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/dagh.html

9.30 – Tea/Coffee and Registration

9.45 – Welcome and introduction

Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Dr Henning Melber, Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation David Wardrop, Chairman, United Nations Association, Westminster Branch

10.00 – Session I: Global Power Shifts (Chair: David Wardrop, Chairman, UNA Westminster Branch)

  • Professor Wm. Roger Louis, CBE, Kerr Professor of English History and Culture and Director of British Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, « Hammarskjöld, the United Nations, and the Middle East »
  • Dr Asahiko Hanzawa, Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, « An invisible surrender: the United Nations and the end of the British empire »
  • Professor David Anderson, Professor of African Politics and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford, « The Cold War in Africa »

11.30 – Coffee

11.40 – Session II: Reviewing the Past (Chair: Dr Sarah Stockwell, Senior Lecturer in Imperial and Commonwealth History, King’s College London)

  • Dr Benjamin Zachariah, Reader in South Asian History, University of Sheffield, « The place of the United Nations in Indian foreign policy thinking »
  • Ludo De Witte, Brussels, author of De Moord op Lumumba, 1999 [published in English as The Assassination of Lumumba, 2001], « Belgium, the Congo, and the assassination of Patrice Lumumba »
  • Baron Hurd of Westwell, CH, CBE, PC, diplomat, historian and former British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, «  »A Ringside View », a personal flavour of seeing and working with Dag Hammarskjold »

1.10 – Sandwich lunch
2.00 – Session III: Oral and Documentary Historical Sources (Chair: Dr Marion Wallace, African Curator, British Library)

  • Declan Power, security and defence journalist, Dublin, « The use of oral history to uncover the voices of Irish peacekeepers in the Congo »
  • Hans Kristian Simensen, Gothenburg, Secretary to the Scandinavian Committee of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, « Ndola, 18 September 1961: from witness statements to the official reports. More questions »
  • Dr Edward Hampshire, Principal Records Specialist, Diplomatic and Colonial, The National Archives of the UK, « The British official record »

3.30 – Tea

3.45 – Session IV: The United Nations and the Legacy of Dag Hammarskjöld (Chair: Professor Philip Murphy, Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

  • James-Emmanuel Wanki, Irish Aid Anna Lindh Research Fellow, Centre for Peace and Development Studies, University of Limerick, « Disarming war, arming peace: The Congo Crisis, Dag Hammarskjöld »s legacy and the future role of MONUC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo »
  • Professor Manuel Fröhlich, Professor of Political Science, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, « The Hammarskjöld Tradition and Global Leadership »
  • Dr Henning Melber, Executive Director, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, « Dag Hammarskjöld, the United Nations and Africa »

5.30 – Wine reception and launch of Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa by Susan Williams, published by Hurst, September 2011

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Nehru et la décolonisation française

Damien Camenen soutiendra sa thèse de doctorat  intitulée

«Nehru et la décolonisation française»

le mercredi 19 octobre 2011 à 14h00. Directeur de thèse : Jacques Weber. Lieu : Université de Nantes, Chemin de la Censive du tertre, Bâtiment Tertre, Salle du Conseil.

Renseignements : http://www.crhia.univ-nantes.fr/

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La guerre froide et le cinéma

La Guerre froide et le Cinéma
27 janvier 2012, université de Paris 8
Date limite : 19 septembre 2011

 

Une dimension essentielle de la Guerre froide se situait dans le domaine des idées et de la culture. Le cinéma en a été notamment l’un des principaux champs de bataille. Nombreux furent les films hollywoodiens qui présentaient les «idéaux américains», aussi bien au public des États-Unis qu’au reste du monde, tandis que l’Union soviétique se souciait de mettre en valeur les vertus du communisme, plus particulièrement à ses citoyens et aux peuples sous domination russe.  Bien que moins étudiés, les cinemas d’autres pays exprimaient également leurs valeurs et leurs positions.

L’important est la manière par laquelle les différents cinemas de la Guerre froide ont reflété les angoisses et les tensions de la période.  Susan Sontag a évoqué «l’imaginaire du désastre» et a commencé à explorer les films américains de science fiction des années cinquante et a montré comment ceux-ci exprimaient les inquiétudes générales sur les armements atomiques. D’autres chercheurs ont poursuivi dans cette voie, tout en élargissant leurs investigations à d’autres genres cinématographies ou à d’autres périodes. Mais le champ à couvrir reste
vaste.

La journée d’études se propose d’examiner la Guerre froide et le cinéma sous différents aspects et dans différents pays (de l’Ouest et de l’Est). Toutes les propositions sont les bienvenues, qu’elles abordent un sujet théorique (par exemple: les films de fiction sont-ils susceptibles d’éclairer des évènements historiques?) ou bien qu’elles exposent une étude de cas (cinématographie nationale, personnalité, film, genre…).

Le groupe de recherche FRONTS (Frontières et relations internationales des pays anglophones, axe de EA 1569, Transferts critiques et dynamique des savoirs) de l’Université de Paris 8, organise cette journée d’études, le 27 janvier 2012, en collaboration avec la revue CinémAction.

Chaque contribution orale ne doit pas dépasser 20 minutes et la version écrite, en français, doit comporter 20 000 signes (environ 3250 mots), en vue d’une publication ultérieure.

Les propositions (300 à 500 mots) sont à envoyer, d’ici le 19 septembre 2011, à Cyril Buffet (cy.buffet@gmail.com), à Beatrice Heuser (d.b.g.heuser@reading.ac.uk) ou bien à Lori Maguire (lori.maguire@univ-paris8.fr).

Association française des russisants (AFR)
Site: http://www.afr-russe.fr
Email: contact@afr-russe.fr
Liste de diffusion : afr-liste@googlegroups.com
Adresse postale: 9 rue Michelet, 75006 Paris

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Writing Pugwash histories

Writing Pugwash Histories. From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Kabul and Gaza

Vienne, 10-12 mai 2012

Date limite : 31 octobre 2011

For nuclear physicists, chemists and technicians, the hundreds of thousands of civilian victims of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki cast a painfully sharp light on the military and biopolitical consequences of their work during the Second World War. In the nuclear arms race between the Cold War superpowers, many nuclear scientists felt able, justified and indeed called upon to campaign against the continued development and deployment of nuclear weapons.  Those scientists included some who had themselves helped to develop the atom bomb.

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Among the various national and transnational groupings working against nuclear war, the Pugwash movement stands out. Even today, it evokes the July 1955 manifesto that was drafted by Bertrand Russell and co-signed by Albert Einstein just before his death. The movement took its name from the location of its first meeting, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia in summer 1957. So far, 59 « Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs » and numerous workshops have been held in various regions of the world. From the beginning, the movement aimed to bring together eminent scientists, scholars, politicians, diplomats and government advisers across the hostile frontiers of the Cold War. The « Pugwashites » wanted to go beyond the exchange of diplomatic notes or military force, instead using the shared language of science to evaluate the risks of nuclear armament, develop solutions to regional conflicts and exert influence on national governments with the goal of promoting world peace.

The themes addressed by the Pugwash conferences have diversified to reflect the changing problems facing international politics – climate change; crises of energy, food and natural resources. Since the movement was founded its membership structure has also changed, as have the scientific disciplines and professions of its members, its objectives, methods and modes of cooperation, and its role within the debates of global politics.

Pugwash movement: History or histories

To date, the history of the Pugwash movement has been told largely through chronological accounts, memoirs and partial studies of national Pugwash groups. Writing a comprehensive history of the movement is perhaps not possible at the present time. On the one hand, the informal structure of the Pugwash movement means it is known only to a relatively small audience, and has attracted little attention from historians even since the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the movement and its secretary general, Joseph Rotblat, in 1995. On the other, although the Pugwash movement has an international presence, it is embedded in very different scientific, social and political configurations in different countries and regions. As a result, it seems neither possible nor desirable to write a single, unified narrative of the movement’s peace-policy successes and global political significance.

Instead, what we need are multi-faceted histories written from a range of distinct national and regional perspectives. Only in this way will historians be able to fully understand the distinctive character of the Pugwash movement in the long term, its survival through time and across such profound political changes and its contributions to international dialogue.  From its inception, Pugwash oscillated between an elitist claim to universal scientific expertise, links with transnational movements for peace and against nuclear weapons, and integration into the local political establishments. It therefore offers an outstanding opportunity to consider national and international connections between science and politics, which became increasingly complex during the second half of the twentieth century. Analysing these interrelations from a transnational perspective necessitates a large, cooperative network of historians, able to take a range of different thematic and regional approaches.

Objectives of the workshop

The wide and diverse literature on the Cold War by political historians, historians of science and historians of diplomacy has hitherto yielded only a small number of informative studies of the Pugwash movement (these include Evangelista 1999; Kubbig 2004; Butcher 2005; Braun 2007).  The proposed workshop intends to form a springboard for a more broadly based engagement with the topic. Our objectives include:

  • to exchange information regarding existing research and ongoing projects relating to the history of the Pugwash movement in various different countries,
  • using completed, current and planned research projects as a point of entry, to discuss history of science and political history dimensions of the Pugwash movement,
  • to examine methodological approaches, the state of documentation and questions around archival sources relevant to Pugwash.

Who is invited?

We invite proposals from scholars in the history of science, social and political history, and related disciplines. You should either have worked directly on the history of the Pugwash movement or addressed it in the course of other research. Proposals related to ongoing PhD or postdoctoral projects are particularly welcome.

Please submit a one-page proposal and brief CV in English to office_sachse.zeitgeschichte@univie.ac.at by 31 October, 2011. We will notify selected participants in November 2011. Papers of no more than 3,500 words must be submitted, in English, by 31 March, 2012.

Funding is still pending. We hope to be able to cover travel costs for up to ten participants (max. EUR 400 each).

Contacts:

Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse (carola.sachse@univie.ac.at)
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1
A-1090 Vienna

Dr. Silke Fengler (silke.fengler@univie.ac.at)
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1
A-1090 Vienna

Dr. Alison Kraft (alison.kraft@nottingham.ac.uk)
ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis)
University of Exeter
Byrne House, St. Germans Road
Exeter
EX4 4PJ

Office:

Martina Schmied (office_sachse.zeitgeschichte@univie.ac.at)
Institut für Zeitgeschichte
Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 1
A-1090 Vienna

Sponsored by: Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna, and Arbeitskreis Historische Friedensforschung (AKHF)

Conveners: Silke Fengler (University of Vienna), Alison Kraft (Egenis, University of Exeter), Holger Nehring (University of Sheffield, AKHF), and Carola Sachse (University of Vienna)

Keynote speaker: Matthew Evangelista (Cornell University)

In cooperation with: Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (contact: Sandra Ionno Butcher), and Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW, contact: Reiner Braun)

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