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 of the most important centres for the study of the Cold War in the UK.  This lecture series will bring leading 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 academic collaboration both within the UK and internationally.

13 March 2017, 17:00- 18:30: Circumventing the Cold War. The parallel diplomacy of economic and cultural exchanges between Western Europe and Socialist China in the 1950s, Angela Romano (EUI) and Valeria Zanier (LSE), Location: Jessop West G.03

27 March 2017, 17:00-18:30: “Cold War Cures: Psychiatry as Alliance Politics in Sixties Britain and the United States” Alexander Dunst, U of Paderborn, Germany. Location: Jessop West G.03

24 April 2017, 17:30-19:00: “What Will the Trump Presidency Mean for Asia?” Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations at Harvard University. Location: Humanities Research Institute.


2016-17

27 February 2017, 17:00-18:30: “The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century,” Mark Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmitt Professor of International History at the University of Chicago. Location: Humanities Research Institute.


2015-16

29 February 2016: “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

14 March: “Operational Screens 1700/2000: Projection, Possession, War,” Pasi Väliaho, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

25 April: Talk title TBA, Paul Betts, Professor in Contemporary European History, St Antony’s College, Oxford University

2 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.

16 May: “Nuclear Families: Radioactive Risk After 1989,” Dan Grausam, Lecturer in English Studies, Durham University