2011 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War at LSE IDEAS

International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Jointly organsied by the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History at the University of California in Santa Barbara, and the Cold War Group at George Washington University in Washington DC.

 

The annual conference alternates between the three campuses. The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. 

The author of the best paper at the annual conference is awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize.

2018 Call for Papers

International Graduate Student Conference 2018

The LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Project (CWSP), the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) are pleased to announce their 2018 International Graduate Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the London School of Economics from 3-5 May 2018.

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.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic CV (in Word or pdf format) to Dr Luc-André Brunet at l.brunet@lse.ac.uk by 8 January 2018. Notification of acceptance will occur by 5 February.

Successful applicants will be expected to e-mail their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by 29 March.

The author of the strongest paper will be awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize of £100 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, please contact Luc-André Brunet: l.brunet@lse.ac.uk.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from LSE, GWU, UCSB, and elsewhere. The organisers 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 LSE.

Conferences

In 2003, the University of California and George Washington University first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE IDEAS became a co-sponsor.

  • 2018: LSE IDEAS (3-5 May 2018)
  • 2017: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2016: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • 2015: LSE IDEAS
  • 2014: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2013: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • 2012: LSE IDEAS
  • 2011: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2010: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • 2009: LSE IDEAS
  • 2008: University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2007: George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • 2006: LSE IDEAS
  • 2005: University of California, Santa Barbara

Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize

Saki Ruth Dockrill, née Saki Namura, was an eminent historian of the Cold War, British and American foreign policy, international relations, the Pacific War and its long-term ramifications for East Asian security. Among a number of academic posts, she was Professor of Contemporary History and International Security at King's College London but above all she was an inspiring and approachable teacher. Professor Saki Dockrill died on 8 August 2009 after a long and courageous battle against cancer.

The Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize is given in her memory by her friends and colleagues to the author of the best paper at the annual IDEAS-GWU-UCSB International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War.

The winner's paper is published in Cold War History, and is awarded £100 in book vouchers.

Winners of the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize

Graduate Student Conference podcasts

Listen to these podcasts recorded at previous International Graduate Student Conferences on the Cold War

Andrew Preston on ‘Religion in the Cold War’

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Panel: Regime Change in the Cold War and Beyond with Chair Piers Ludlow,  Artemy Kalinovsky, Vanni Pettinà, and Salim Yaqub 

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Panel: The Paradox of Increasing Cold War Research with Chair Arne Hofmann, Anne Deighton, Arne Westad and Matthew Jones

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