Berlin Center for Cold War Studies

The Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies is a joint project of the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany and the Humboldt University of Berlin.

The Center is a place of international scholarly exchange and the continuing development of historical research devoted to the Cold War. It focuses on international and inter-German relations, the perception and management of conflicts, the history of emotions, the Cold War's impact on societies and sciences in East and West and the culture of remembrance that has emerged since 1990. The Center carries out independent projects and offers public lectures, conferences and exhibitions.

The permanent working group of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies consists of Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching, Prof. Dr. Elke Seefried, Dr. Agnes Bresselau von Bressensdorf, Dr. Ilse-Dorothee Pautsch and Prof. Dr. Hermann Wentker  representing the Institute for Contemporary History Munich - Berlin; Prof. Dr. Bernd Greiner as founding director of the Center; Dr. Ulrich Mählert representing the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany; and Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler representing the Chair for the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations at the Humboldt University of Berlin.