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LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History


Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Department of International History at LSE, and the Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po in Paris are co-organising the joint LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510).

The seminar welcomes presentations on any aspect of contemporary international history, with a focus on the Cold War.

2017-18 Call for Papers

We are currently inviting proposals for papers to be presented at next year’s LSE-Sciences Po Seminar in Contemporary International History (HY510) until Sunday 18 June 2017. Find out more on the Call for Papers page. 

Attend the Seminar 

The seminar is open to all PhD students and staff at both LSE and Sciences Po.

We also welcome outside participants: if you would like to take part in the seminar, please e-mail the course organiser, stating your affiliation and area of research.

Download Papers

Seminar participants can see papers for each seminar here. (login required)

2016-2017 Programme at LSE

All sessions will be held in 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, room B.13 between 16.00 and 18.00

Michaelmas Term

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Prof. Michael Cox (LSE): ‘Rethinking the end of the Cold War: Debates, Contestations and Questions’

Discussant: Prof. Mario del Pero (Sciences Po)

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Gabrielle Chomentowski (Sciences Po): ‘Soviet-African cooperation in Cinema: a case study for Cold War history, Post-colonial history and Independent African countries history’

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Laurien Crump (Utrecht): ‘A Pan-European Perspective on European Security and Cooperation: The Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe beyond the Cold War, 1973-1983’

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Aude-Cécile Monnot (Sciences Po): ‘Soviet Central Asian Pilgrims at the Hajj in the 1950s-1960s: Form Religion Experiences to Non-Aligned Diplomatic Attempts’

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Emmanuel Comte (Berkeley): ‘Renewing Access for France to African Resources during Decolonisation, 1956-1964’

Lent Term

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Elisa Capdevilla (Sciences Po): ‘Expatriates and Citizens: Fighting for Civil Rights Abroad in the 1960s – The Case of the 1963 Paris March’

Wednesday 1 February 2017

Linda Risso (Institute of Historical Research, London): "We are the servants of the Council" Lord Ismay, the First Secretary General of NATO.’

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Tommaso Milani (LSE): ‘The Labour Plan: The Rise and Fall of a Transnational Socialist Project, 1932-1938’

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Edoardo Andreoni (Cambridge): ‘1985, the ‘Year of SDI’: Reagan, ‘Star Wars’ and transatlantic relations’

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Prof. Sabine Dullin (Sciences Po): ‘Sovereignty and its political uses – Soviet Republics in International Relations in the 1950s and 1960s’

2016-2017 Programme at Sciences Po

Michaelmas Term

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Kristina Spohr (LSE): ‘The Global Chancellor’

Roundtable with Mario del Pero and Eric Bussière

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Robert Brier (LSE): ‘Rethinking the “Anti-Totalitarian Moment”: The 1970s, Human Rights, and the Intellectual History of the Late Cold War’

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Rui Lopes (LSE/Instituto de História Contemporânea, Universidade Nova Lisboa): ‘Red Rocket and KGBeast: The end of the Cold War in DC Comics’

Lent Term

Wednesday 1 March 2017

Bastiaan Bouwman (LSE): ‘From ‘responsible society’ to ‘all rights for all people’: The World Council of Churches and Human Rights, 1948-1980’

Wednesday 22 March 2016

Olivier Burtin (Princeton), ‘The American Legion and the Global Cold War’ [in English and French]

Wednesday 26 April 2016 

Moshik Temkin (Harvard), ‘The Past and Future of the Death Penalty in the United States in Transatlantic Perspective’

Ian Morris
Cold War Studies Project