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May 2015

Cold War Europe and the Culture Wars

May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Cold War Europe Programme Contacts Professor Adam Piette (English, Sheffield) a.piette@sheffield.ac.uk Fabienne Collignon (English, Sheffield) f.collingnon@sheffield.ac.uk Eirini Karamouzi (History, Sheffield) e.karamouzi@sheffield.ac.uk Erica Sheen (English, York) erica.sheen@york.ac.uk

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February 2016

29 February 2016: “Rebooting the Cold War: Western Triumphalism and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture,”

February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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“Rebooting the Cold War: Western Triumphalism and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture,” Penny Von Eschen, L. Sanford and Jo Mills Reis Professor of Humanities, Cornell University The talk will explore the intersection between politics and popular culture in post  1991 U.S.-Russian relations.  Starting with top-selling video games that engendered international controversies as Russian-U.S. tensions flared in the George W. Bush administration, I suggest that we read Black Ops and its Modern Warfare predecessors as part of a disparate yet…

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March 2016

14 March: “Operational Screens 1700/2000: Projection, Possession, War,”

March 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Hicks Building, Hounsfield Rd
Sheffield, S3 7RH
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14 March: “Operational Screens 1700/2000: Projection, Possession, War,” Pasi Väliaho, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London In 1694, Robert Hooke presented a paper to the Royal Society of London, on an 'Instrument of Use to take the Draught, or Picture of any Thing.' Hooke's invention was basically a portable camera to be used by merchants, sailors and other travellers in recording the sights from their journeys to faraway lands. The device tallied with the colonial project…

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