The George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University on April 25-27, 2013. The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that employ newly available primary sources or nontraditional methodologies. To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic c.v. (in Word or pdf format) to GW’s Institute for European and Eurasian Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2013. The subject heading should be “2013 Cold War Graduate Student Conference.” Notification of acceptance will occur by March 1. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by April 7. The author of the strongest paper will have an opportunity to publish his or her article in the journal Cold War History.
For further information, contact Gregg Brazinsky at the aforementioned email address. The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from UCSB, GWU, LSE, and elsewhere. The organizers will cover accommodation costs of admitted student participants for the duration of the conference, but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to GWU. In 2003, UCSB and GWU first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses.