In March 2015 the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies began its work. The Center is a joint project of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, 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, promotes German and international scholars through fellowships and offers public lectures, conferences and exhibitions.
The permanent working group of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies consists of Prof. Dr. Bernd Greiner (Director), Dr. Bettina Greiner and PD Dr. Claudia Kemper representing the Hamburg Institute for Social Research; Dr. Ilse-Dorothee Pautsch, Prof. Dr. Elke Seefried, Prof. Dr. Hermann Wentker and Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching representing the Institute for Contemporary History Munich - Berlin; 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.