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May 2016

Cold War Cities

May 27, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - May 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm
The Diamond: Workroom 1, 32 Leavygreave Rd,
Sheffield , S3 7RD
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The Cold War coincided with, and generated, the transformation of cities across the globe. As cities became sites of protest, international encounters, and cold war cultural production, these developments were in turn shaped by the specific histories and spatial and cultural landscapes of the cities themselves. This workshop, organised by Cultures of the Cold War network and the Centre for the History of the City, brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from across the UK and beyond to explore…

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January 2018

“Cold-War Home Fronts: Comparative Approaches”, University of Sheffield, 26-27 January 2018

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

Conference Programme - Call for Papers Registration Link For four decades after the end of the Second World War, competition between the socialist and capitalist blocs shaped international relations on a global scale. For the main protagonists, the USA, USSR, and their near neighbours in Europe, it was a deferred conflict, but also, paradoxically, a 'total war' for which citizens must be ever-vigilant. The aim of this conference is to consider the 'home fronts' in those countries deeply implicated in…

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February 2018

Peace Movements and Democratic Culture in Southern Europe during the 1970s and 1980s

February 14, 2018 - February 16, 2018
German Historical Institute Rome, Via Aurelia Antica, 391
Roma, 00165 Italy
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Call for Papers Download The mobilization against the deployment of US Pershing and Cruise Missile atomic warheads in the wake of the NATO Dual Track Solution in 1979 was a watershed moment in the recent political history of Western Europe. The anti-nuclear protests of the late 1970s and 1980s activated civil society, renegotiated the parameters of political participation and redefined the understanding of (international and domestic) security. The contours and implications of the 1980s anti-nuclear protests have been fairly well…

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