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 in both strands of scholarship. Romero also followed up his lecture the following day with a seminar to a group of Third Year History students specialising in the Cold War where he discussed the various definitions of the Cold War and the difficulties associated with pluralistic interpretations of this historical period.

 

You can listen to the podcast of Romero’s lecture here: