Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War. By ‘cultures of the Cold War’ we mean all those experiences, structures of feelings, and representations that decision makers, protesters, artists, writers, cultural producers, and everyday individuals developed, in East and West, in the Soviet Union and in Asia, in Europe and the United States, in response to the Cold War.

We speak of ‘cultures’ in the plural, because we believe that it is important to take account of the multiplicity and diversity of Cold War experiences in order to link the local and the global, the regional and the national, as well as the transnational.

Cultures of the Cold War hosts interdisciplinary research projects, produces blogs, holds public events, annual workshops, and collects cutting-edge teaching resources.

We look forward to hearing from those interested in joining the discussion.

Alexanderplatz, November 4th, 1989