Federico Romero Podcast

On the 2nd of May, the Cultures of the Cold War were proud to host Federico Romero who is a Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration, from the University of Florence. The talk was held at the showroom located in the Sheffield city centre and was delivered to a selection of University of Sheffield History students and members of the History department. Romero discussed the rise of globalisation in the late 20th century and related this to the literature on the Cold War, whilst simultaneously focusing on the role of Europe…continue reading →

Cold War Cities Workshop

  We're really excited to have our schedule for the Cold War Cities workshop that we are proudly hosting on the 27th-28th May. If you have any questions regarding the event please do not hesitate to contact us via our email address, or alternatively you can find us on Twitter where we will regularly tweet out updates for the workshop.    coldwarcultures@sheffield.ac.uk @CulturesColdWar    continue reading →

Rethinking the Cold War: Distinguished Visiting Speaker series

This exciting new initiative is a collaboration between the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS and the Cold War Cultures network at the University of Sheffield, two leading centres in the UK for the study of the Cold War. This lecture series will bring prominent academics to present their latest research on the Cold War at both universities. Drawing on a range of approaches, including political, social, cultural, and social aspects of the Cold War, this initiative aims to deepen our understanding of the Cold War and to foster fruitful intellectual exchange both within the UK and internationally.…continue reading →
PODCAST: Penny Von Eschen

PODCAST: Penny Von Eschen

“Rebooting the Cold War: Western Triumphalism and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture,” Penny Von Eschen launched our lecture series on the 29th February with a talk on the ways video games like 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' promote foreign policy agendas and induce a biased perspective on U.S-Russian relations into popular culture. We were really pleased to open our lecture series with such an invigorating talk from Penny and to see how the nature of U.S-Russian relations has developed from the end of the Cold War, and how the collaboration between these gaming…continue reading →