The LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP), The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW) jointly organise the annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War.
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 non-traditional methodologies.
The author of the best paper will be awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize the opportunity to publish the paper in Cold War History, and a £100 book voucher.
The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from LSE, GWU, UCSB, and other prominent Cold War and international historians.
In 2003, UCSB and GW first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centres now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses.
For more information on past and future editions, please use the links on the left.