The “Baker” explosion, part of Operation Crossroads, a nuclear weapon test by the United States military at Bikini Atoll, Micronesia, on july 25th 1946. Photo taken by the United States Department of Defense (either the U.S. Army or the U.S. Navy) derivative work of Victorrocha (Wikipedia), 03/06/2009.

Welcome to the Cultures of the Cold War Network

Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War. By ‘cultures of the Cold War’ we mean all those experiences, structures of feelings, and representations that decision makers, protesters, artists, writers, cultural producers, and everyday individuals developed, in East and West, in the Soviet Union and in Asia, in Europe and the United States, in response to the Cold War.

Rethinking the Cold War: Distinguished Visiting Speaker series

This lecture series will bring leading academics to present their latest research on the Cold War.  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.