European Summer School on the (Global) Cold War 1-3 September 2021

1 - 3 September 2021

The partner institutions of the European Summer School on Cold War History and the Cold War Research Network in the Netherlands are pleased to announce that the 10th edition of the School will be hosted by the Global Cold War Research Group at Utrecht University, on 1-3 September 2021. This will be a fully virtual event. Sessions will be held between 10AM and 6PM, Central European Time (GMT+1).  


The Summer School is an excellent opportunity for PhD candidates and early career researchers to present papers, get to know one another, and discuss their work with peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions on any aspect of the (Global) Cold War, broadly defined.  Of particular interest are papers that draw on newly available primary sources, employ non-traditional methodologies, and highlight perspectives of previously understudied actors from (Eastern) Europe, the Soviet Union, and the Global South. Researchers that focus on race, gender, transnational networks, reconciliation, the politics of memory, the environment, development, and ideas are actively encouraged to apply. Please, follow this link for a detailed description of the requirements.


To apply for the Summer School, prospective participants should submit a 300-word abstract and a brief academic CV (in a single PDF document, with the file titled as your surname). Please send your application to by 30 April 2021.


The organising team (Utrecht University):

Laurien Crump


Key Expertise: Alliances; Eastern Europe; Warsaw Pact; Diplomacy.


Lorena De Vita


Key Expertise: Middle East; Reconciliation; International Politics.


Frank Gerits


Key Expertise:  North Africa; Decolonisation; Role of Non-Governmental Organisations.


Corina Mavrodin


Key Expertise: Eastern Europe; New Cold War History; Multilateralism; Global South.


Eline van Ommen


Key Expertise: Latin America; Revolutions; Transnational Activism; European Foreign Policy.


Paschalis Pechlivanis


Key Expertise: US foreign relations, Eastern Europe/Balkans, New Cold War History, Diplomacy



Participating faculty

Roham Alvandi (LSE)

Key Expertise: Iran; Modern Middle East; New Cold War History.

Sue Onslow (SAS)

Key Expertise: British Foreign Policy and Decolonisation; Southern Africa; the Commonwealth.

Anne Deighton (University of Oxford) [TBC]

Key Expertise: Foreign Policy; History; International Security.

Sergey Radchenko (Cardiff University)

Key Expertise: Russia’s Foreign and Security Policies; Russia-Sino Split; Russian-NATO Relations.

Mario Del Pero (Sciences Po, Paris)

Key Expertise: History of the US;

Diplomatic History; Transnational History.

Svetozar Rajak (LSE)

Key expertise: International Cold War; Balkans; Eastern Europe; Post-Cold War International System.

Ruud van Dijk (UVA)

Key Expertise: Modern History; European and Transatlantic Relations.

Oliver Rathkolb (University of Vienna)

Key Expertise: Austrian History in a European and International context; Nazi History.

Tanya Harmer (LSE)

Key Expertise: Latin America; Cold War History.

Angela Romano (University of Glasgow) 

Key Expertise: European Integration; Regional Organisations (EEC/EU COMECON, NATO, CSCE); External EEC Relations.

Emma Hunter (University of Edinburgh)

Key Expertise: Cooperative and Global History in Africa; Imperialism, Politics.

Federico Romero (EUI)  

Key Expertise: International and Transnational History; European Integration; Cold War; Trans-Atlantic relations; US History; Migrations.

Alessandro Iandolo  (University of Oxford)

Key Expertise: History of the Soviet Union; Soviet

Cooperation with the Third World.

Giles Scott-Smith (Leiden University)  

Key expertise: Cold War History; Public Diplomacy; Political Legitimacy; Transatlantic Relations.

Eirini Karamouzi (University of Sheffield)

Key Expertise: Cold War; European Integration and Modern Greece.

Odd Arne Westad (Yale University)  

Key Expertise: Modern International and Global History; History of Eastern Asia since the 18th century.

Jan Koura (Charles University, Prague) 

Key Expertise: Cold War history, Czechoslovakia and the Global South

propaganda and public diplomacy during the Cold War, History of Eastern Europe

Vladislav Zubok (LSE) Key Expertise: Cold War; 20th-Century Russia.


Piers Ludlow (LSE)

Key Expertise: European Integration; Cold War Transatlantic Relations.

Aryo Makko (Stockholm University)

Key Expertise: History of International Relations, Political History, Contemporary History, Migration History and Diaspora.

Leopoldo Nuti (Università Roma Tre)

Key Expertise: Transatlantic Relations;

Nuclear Weapons; post-1945 Relations between the US and Italy; History of Italian Foreign Policy.





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