Holger Nehring is Lecturer in Contemporary European History at the University of Stirling. His main research interests lie in the social, political and cultural history of post-World War II Western Europe, with a special emphasis on the social history of the Cold War in Britain and Germany since 1945, and in historical peace research. He is the Associate Editor of the journal Contemporary European History and has also been affiliated with the EU-funded Marie Curie programme on 'European Protest Movements since the Cold War'. He was a founder of the Centre for Peace History at the University of Sheffield as well as the Cold War Cultures network, which seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in order to explore the nature of the Cold War. He has published widely on the political activism during the Cold War. His book Politics of Security, a connective history of the British and West German protests against nuclear weapons during the 1950s and 1960s is due to be published later this year. He is currently completing a new book on the peace movements in both parts of Germany and the end of the Cold War.