Cultures of the Cold War Network (University of Sheffield)

Department of History
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA
United Kingdom



Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War. By 'Cultures of the Cold War' we mean all those experiences, structures of feelings, and representations that decision makers, protesters, artists, writers, cultural producers, and everyday individuals developed, in East and West, in the Soviet Union and in Asia, in Europe and the United States, in response to the Cold War. We speak of 'cultures' in the plural, because we believe that it is important to take account of the multiplicity and diversity of Cold War experiences in order to link the local and the global, the regional and the national, as well as the transnational.

Cold War Interests: 

Cultures of the Cold War hosts interdisciplinary research projects, produces blogs, holds public events, annual workshops, teaches Cold War History and collects cutting-edge teaching resources. The latter are databases with archival material of, e.g. the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Foreign Relations of the United States or the National Archives and many others. A Distinguished Visiting Speaker series on "Rethinking the Cold War" was launched in 2016 in cooperation with the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS (London School of Economics). This initiative aims to deepen our understanding of the Cold War and to foster fruitful academic collaboration both within the UK and internationally.