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European Summer School on Cold War History

Call for Papers

4-7 September, 2013 (Note change of date)
Villa Madruzzo, Trento

Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, European University Institute,  Università Roma Tre, Universität Wien, and Università di Bologna  are jointly convening the Fourth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 4-7 September 2013.

The Summer School is a unique conference specifically for PhD students and early career researchers. It consist of workshops and panel sessions focused on submitted research papers, debates on historiography, broad interpretative issues and new research directions. The school offers an informal atmosphere in which new ideas and research directions can be shared and debated, be it in panel sessions, or over morning coffee or dinner. 

The school has a very high student to faculty ratio (2:1) allowing participants to have in depth discussions about their research with established scholars in the field. The facultly includes prominent scholars, among others:

Sara Lorenzini (Università di Trento)
Leopoldo Nuti (Università Roma 3)
Silvio Pons (Università di Roma Tor Vergata)
Oliver Rathkolb (Universität Wien)
Antonio Varsori (Università di Padova)

Piers Ludlow (LSE)
Mario Del Pero (Università di Bologna)
Svetozar Rajak (LSE)
Federico Romero (EUI)
Arne Westad (LSE)

Application Guidance

PhD students and early career researchers (no more than 3 years from PhD completion) are invited to submit proposals. We encourage submissions on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that make use of newly available primary sources and innovative methodologies. Papers should not exceed 7,000 words (including citations in Chicago style). At the School, each participant will give a 15 minute presentation (in English) followed by discussion with the faculty and students. The best paper will be given the opportunity to publish in Cold War History|.  

Applicants should submit a 300 word abstract and a brief academic CV (in one PDF document and in English. The CV should make clear the applicants nationality and stage of research). Please send these to Wes Ullrich at w.ullrich@lse.ac.uk| by 5 April 2013. Please note in the subject line of your email "CW Summer School 2013-Trento-YourLastName". Notification of acceptance will be made by mid-May 2013. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by 16 August 2013.

The accepted students will provide for their own travelling expenses to and from
Trento and pay a €200 registration fee. (The fee will cover accommodation and all meals at Villa Madruzzo|).  This year two scholarships of up to €500 will be offered towards travel costs for students who have presented outstanding papers. 



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