Tag: Cold War

Fishing in the Wrong Pond: GDR-Poland Border Conflicts in Everyday Life

Presented at the 2018 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA

The Material Culture of Modern Politics in Cold War Europe

Special issue of the International Journal of History, Culture and Modernity, co-edited with Jan Hansen, Jochen Hung, and Philip Wagner.

Two Germanys, ‘One People’? Central Europe, 1945-1990

In 1989-90, German ‘reunification’ brought together populations changed by 40 years of different lived experiences, within borders that had not bounded any previous German state. This module examines the social, political, and cultural history of East and West Germany in comparative perspective, focusing on how they related to one another as well as to pre-1945…
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Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

The purpose of this workshop, organised as a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Universiteit Utrecht, is to explore the possibilities of ‘tandem history’ (Kate Brown) as a transnational approach in new research on the final decade of the Cold War.