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This year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock dial forward to two minutes to midnight. The symbolic gesture shows that the threat of nuclear war still looms, long after the end of the Cold War. In this article, Sarah Robey, Silvia Berger Ziauddin and Peter Bennesved consider the new age of nuclear fear, emphasize a need to push the boundaries of Cold War civil defense studies and outline the scope of the newly established Transnational Civil Defense Working Group.

As part of the 51st German Historikertag (the biannual meeting of the German Association of Historians which took place in September 2016 in Hamburg), Sibylle Marti (University of Zurich), Frank Reichherzer (Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr, Potsdam), Malte Rolf (University of Bamberg), and Elke Seefried (Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin / University of Augsburg), discussed the limits of the Cold War, and thereby elucidated the research agenda driving/of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies – "Compromising the Cold War." A report by Elke Seefried (in German).

 

Cold War research has long focused on the bipolar order of East-West relations. Without calling these findings into question, we can and should however ask whether and how the bipolar pattern of order was undermined, bypassed or even dissolved during the same time. By Claudia Kemper.

The Cold War was a global conflict and Cold War scholars are among the most international of academic communities - research on this time period is a collaborative effort of scholars from all over the world. This seven-part series is a cooperation of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and the Military History Portal. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Christoph Nübel (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Dr. Klaas Voß (Hamburg Institute for Social Research). This week: Dr. phil. Frank Reichherzer, Research Fellow at the Center for Military History and the Social Sciences of the German Army (ZMSBw) − Potsdam, Germany. (In German).

The Cold War was the defining ideological, cultural, economic and geopolitical struggle of the second half of the twentieth century.

Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War.

The Cold War was a global conflict and Cold War scholars are among the most international of academic communities - research on this time period is a collaborative effort of scholars from all over the world. This seven-part series is a cooperation of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and the Military History Portal. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Christoph Nübel (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Dr. Klaas Voß (Hamburg Institute for Social Research). This week: Lic. phil. Sibylle Marti, PhD Research Fellow at the University of Hagen – Hagen, Germany. (In German).

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University is a complex archival institution.

The History Department at the University of Exeter is at the forefront of many areas of historical research.

The doctors' organization "International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)" can serve as a vehicle for tracing the close ties between the protests against nuclear armament in the 1980s with the multilayered discussions and debates within West Germany. This is the point at which one must acknowledge that the Cold War had permeated society as a whole.

Gabriele Metzler draws attention to a research field offering excellent opportunities for investigating patterns of interpreting and classifying the "Cold War:" the history of marine and polar exploration.

The History Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies teaches and researches the contemporary world through its layered histories and from a multiplicity of pers

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The use of chemical weapons in Vietnam and nuclear testing in general are but two illustrations of the obvious fact that this global conflict of systems also had effects on the environment. Nevertheless, Cold War historians and environmental historians have been ignoring each other most of the time. An anthology on the "Environmental Histories of the Cold War", edited by John McNeill and Corinna Unger in 2010, demonstrates the value of an environmental history of the Cold War.

CEGIL (Lorraine Research Group in Multicultural German Studies) is made up of specialists in German, Austrian, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, in the history of ideas and civilization (15th-21st

At our two locations in Munich and Regensburg, our Graduate School intends to create an internationally renowned centre of excellence for East and Southeast European studies.

The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history.

The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) fosters research and public programming on the historic and contemporary use of force and diplomacy in a national and global context.

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of i

The Centre Marc Bloch is a Franco-German Research Center for Social Sciences and was founded after German Reunification.

The Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies is a joint project of the Institute of Contemporary Hist

Since its foundation in 1996, the Department of Political Studies has developed a strong vocation for international and interdisciplinary studies.

The Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig is a research institute commited to international cooperation and multidisciplinary approache

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