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

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

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 the key issues of the 1980s, such as how state institutions and civil…continue reading →