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Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Call for Papers: 2014 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2014 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the University of California at Santa Barbara on April 10-12, 2014.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that employ newly available primary sources or nontraditional methodologies. To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic c.v. (in Word or pdf format) to Salim Yaqub at syaqub@history.ucsb.edu by January 24, 2014. Notification of acceptance will occur by February 17. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by March 17. The author of the strongest paper will be awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize of 100 GBP to be spent on books in any form. The winner will also have an opportunity to publish his or her article in the journal Cold War History. For further information, contact Salim Yaqub at the aforementioned email address.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from UCSB, GWU, LSE, and elsewhere. The organizers will cover accommodation costs of admitted student participants for the duration of the conference, but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to UCSB.

In 2003, UCSB and GW first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites:

http://www.history.ucsb.edu/projects/ccws for CCWS

http://www.gwu.edu/~ieresgwu/programs/coldwar.cfm for GWCW

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/IDEAS/programmes/coldWarStudiesProgramme for CWSP

 

2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 25-27 1 Washington, DC

 

2012 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 19-21 1 London, UK

 

2011 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 14-16, 2011 1 Santa Barbara, CA

 

2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 22-24, 2010 l Washington, DC

 

2009 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 24-26, 2009 l London, UK

Hosted by three partner institutions: the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara. The 2009 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War will be held this year at the London School of Economics.

 

2008 The First Annual U.S.-China Doctoral Forum on the Cold War
July 26-28, 2008 l Shanghai, PRC

In July 2008, the GW Cold War Group (GWCW) began an annual "US-China Doctoral Forum on the Cold War" with the Center for Cold War International History Studies of East China Normal University in Shanghai. Seven doctoral students in history, accompanied by Professors Hope M. Harrison and Gregg Brazinsky, gave presentations on their dissertation research at the conference, as did doctoral students from all over China. The Doctoral Forum will be held at GW in May/June 2009 and again in China in 2010.

Photo: U S China doctoral forum attendees

Participants pose at the close of the first annual US-China Doctoral Forum on the Cold War held July 26-28 2008 in Shanghai, China.

 

2008 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 4-5, 2008 l Santa Barbara, CA

This annual conference is sponsored and hosted by three partner institutions: the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS. The 2008 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War will be held this year at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

 

2007 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 19-21, 2007 l Washington, DC
Conference Schedule (Word)

 

2006 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
April 6-8, 2006 | London, England
Conference Schedule (Word)

The conference is sponsored by The George Washington Cold War Group (GWCW), the Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC) of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, in cooperation with Cambridge University.

The best paper presented at the event will be published in the journal Cold War History, subject to all revisions required by the editors (website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CWSC/coldWarHistoryJournal/Default.htm). The conference discussants will provide a first selection, and the final decision will be taken by the directors of the host institutions.

 

2005 Graduate Student Conference
2005 Conference Agenda

The George Washington Cold War Group (GWCW), the University of California as Santa Barbara's Center for Cold War Studies, and the London School of Economcs' Cold War Studies Centre held their annual Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, "The Cold War and Its Contexts," April 29-30, 2005, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The conference provided an opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. Each paper had a faculty discussant, and a keynote address was made by a distinguished scholar in the field.

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Participants pose at the close of the second annual GWU-UCSB Graduate Student Conference held April 30-May 1, 2004 in Washington, DC.

 

2004 Graduate Student Conference
2004 Conference Agenda (PDF)

GWCW and University of California at Santa Barbara's (UCSB) Center for Cold War Studies held their Annual Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War at the George Washington University, April 30-May 2, 2004. This year marked the first jointly sponsored conference.

 

2003 Graduate Student Conference
2003 Conference Agenda (Word)

UCSB's Center for Cold War Studies and GWCW held the Graduate Student conference on the Cold War at UCSB on May 2-4, 2003.

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