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May 2016

2nd May: “The place of Europe in the Late-Cold War Rise of Globalization,”

May 2, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Showroom 5, Showroom Workstation, Showroom 5, Showroom Workstation,
Sheffield , S1 2BX United Kingdom
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2nd May: “The place of Europe in the Late-Cold War Rise of Globalization,” Federico Romero, Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration, European University Institute, Florence. The talk will review the main interpretative assumptions on the late 20th century rise of globalization, relate them to the literature on the end of the Cold War, and focus on Europe’s place in both strands of scholarship. It will argue that the Europeans’ own agency remains in the background, even though…

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16 May: “Nuclear Families: Radioactive Risk After 1989,”

May 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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16 May: “Nuclear Families: Radioactive Risk After 1989,” Dan Grausam, Lecturer in English Studies, Durham University    

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Public Humanities Exhibition

May 21, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Carpenter Room, Sheffield City Library
Sheffield , S1 1XZ
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This exhibition, a collaboration with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Archives, considers the South Yorkshire County Council's anti-nuclear position and policies in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore archival material relating to the Council and anti-nuclear activity in Sheffield to really get a sense of the city's experiences of the Cold War. Sheffield and The Nuclear Winter: An Exhibition The exhibition is being held in the John Carpenter Room of Sheffield…

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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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October 2016

An Imaginary War? Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict during the Cold War

October 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

An Imaginary War? Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict during the Cold War   Monday 17th October, 17.00-18.30pm, Jessop West (G.03) Collective imaginations of nuclear warfare were a central battleground of the Cold War, fought through war-games and fictitious scenarios. This panel debate explores the 'imaginary Cold War', from how specific media and national cultures created it to the implications for our understanding of the Cold War and the atomic bomb.   Speakers: Eirini Karamouzi : Chair Ann Sherif, Professor of…

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November 2016

Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016
Jessop Building 2.15 (Friday), The Diamond Lecture Theatre 2 (Friday), The Diamond Workroom 1 (Saturday), Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RD United Kingdom + Google Map
Chernobyl. Photo taken by Stefan Krasowski 27.10.2013.

Chernobyl. Photo taken by Stefan Krasowski 27.10.2013. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the possibilities of 'tandem history' (Kate Brown) as a transnational approach in new research on the final decade of the Cold War. The period was marked not only by the renewal of superpower tensions, but also by new concerns that poorly fit the Cold War framework and which have remained with us since the collapse of the binary order. We will thus examine some of…

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February 2017

Mark Bradley – The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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PLEASE REGISTER FOR A TICKET HERE. TICKETS ARE FREE. Concerns about rights in the United States have a long history, but the articulation of global human rights in the twentieth century was something altogether different. In his recent The World Reimagined, Mark Philip Bradley explores for the first time how these revolutionary developments became believable to Americans beginning in the 1940s and culminated in the power of today’s ubiquitous moral language of human rights. In this lecture, Bradley will focus on the…

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March 2017

Angela Romano and Valeria Zanier – Circumventing the Cold War. The parallel diplomacy of economic and cultural exchanges between Western Europe and Socialist China in the 1950s

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G.03, Upper Hanover St
Sheffield, S3 7RA United Kingdom
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PLEASE REGISTER FOR A TICKET HERE. TICKETS ARE FREE. Relations between Europe and the People's Republic of China have become a hot topic in recent historical research. So far, they have been considered as the result of the normalization process prompted by Nixon’s visit to Beijing in February 1972 and of Deng's "Open Door" reforms. In their just-published Modern Asian Studies special issue – 'Circumventing the Cold War' – Angela Romano and Valeria Zanier question this dominant narrative. By bringing…

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Alexander Dunst – Cold War Cures: Psychiatry as Alliance Politics in Sixties Britain and the United States

March 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G.03, Upper Hanover St
Sheffield, S3 7RA United Kingdom
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PLEASE REGISTER FOR A TICKET HERE. TICKETS ARE FREE. This talk will look at the curious role a radicalized psychiatry came to play in forging the counterculture of the Sixties. After World War II, psychology established itself as a privileged framework for understanding all aspects of modern life. In the process, prominent thinkers and social forces – from R. D. Laing to Herbert Marcuse, the Civil Rights Movement to Mental Patients' Liberation – formulated social critique as medical diagnosis. As…

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April 2017

Odd Arne Westad – What Will the Trump Presidency Mean for Asia?

April 24 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7QY United Kingdom
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PLEASE REGISTER FOR A TICKET HERE. TICKETS ARE FREE. Speaker: Professor Odd Arne Westad (Harvard University) Chair: Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield)   The election of Donald Trump as president signals a profound change in US foreign relations. Basic US approaches to the world, in place since at least 1945, seem to be shifting, as are traditional concepts of friends and enemies. In this lecture, Professor Odd Arne Westad of Harvard University asks what the reactions to the Trump presidency…

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