Beginning this academic year, the HY510 seminar has been renamed the LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (formerly known the Cold War Research Seminar).
While the focus of the seminar will remain on the Cold War, broadly defined, presentations on any aspect of contemporary international history are welcomed. The seminar is an ideal environment to share work such as PhD chapters, journal articles, or sections of monographs or books and provides a forum for the discussion of new research by PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members from the UK, France, and elsewhere.
As in past years, the seminar will take place on Wednesdays from 4-6pm (in TW2.904, Tower Two)
. Papers will be available on the course webpage one week in advance and participants will be expected to have read the paper before the seminar.
As a joint seminar with Sciences Po, there will be five sessions each term in London and two sessions each term in Paris. This year welcome three presenters from Sciences Po will be welcomed at LSE and three presenters from LSE will be sent to present their research at Sciences Po. An online discussion forum for the seminar has been set up. Participants are encouraged to read papers for all sessions and to leave questions and comments on the forum, to which presenters are asked to respond. It is hoped this will help foster closer ties and promote dialogue among historians working at both institutions.
The seminar is open to PhD students and staff at LSE and Sciences Po, but as always participants from other institutions are also welcome.
More information on the seminar is available on the IDEAS website
Seminar Schedule 2014-15
*Michaelmas Term (LSE)*
‘Information networks and decision makers in the economic relations between Western Europe and Red China (1954-1965)’
Participant: Valeria Zanier (LSE)
‘Depictions of the Portuguese dictatorship in Cold War Hollywood’
Participant: Rui Lopes (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
‘An Anti-Semitic International: Catholic and Far-Right Connections and Networks (1917-1920s)’
Partipant: Nina Valbousquet (Sciences Po)
‘A strategic laboratory: South-East Asia and Western powers' cross-learning in irregular warfare (1949-1959)’
Participant: Élie Tenenbaum (Sciences Po)
'The 1967 Six Day War
Participant: Guy Laron (Hebrew University of Jerusalem/Oxford)
*Michaelmas Term (Science Po)*
‘Iran, Western Europe and the revolution of 1979: political, strategic and energy issues’
Participant: Claudia Castiglioni
‘Beyond the shoe: rethinking Khrushchev at the 1960 UN General Assembly’
Participant: Alessandro Iandolo (LSE)
*Lent Term (LSE)*
‘Transnational Solidarity in the Making: Labour strikes, money transfers, and the First International, 1864-1872’
Participant: Nicolas Delalande (Sciences Po)
‘NATO and the politics of theatre nuclear weapons in Europe, 1973-1983, a British perspective’
Participant: Andrea Chiampan (Graduate Institute)
‘A dissident ally in the making: Romania’s tactics and opportunities among the upheavals of 1956’
Participant: Corina Mavrodin (LSE)
Participant: Anders Stephanson (Columbia)
‘Mr Papambiguous: From populist rhetoric to pragmatic adaptation? Greek Socialists and Europe, 1981-1985’
Participant: Eirini Karamouzi (Sheffield/Oxford)
*Lent Term (Science Po)*
‘La guerre froide: une histoire européenne?’
N.B. This will be a joint session with Jakob Vogel’s and Marc Lazar’s seminar on European history.
Participant: Arne Westad (LSE)
‘De Gaulle, the Monnet Plan, and the Origins of the Cold War in France”
Participant: Luc-André Brunet (LSE)