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Call for Graduate Papers

Call for Graduate Papers

Deadline: Thursday, 4 February

2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War
Thursday–Saturday, 22–24 April
George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs

Three partner institutions, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Cold War Studies Centre at LSE IDEAS are pleased to announce their 2010 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War. 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 make use of newly available primary sources.
The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from GW, UCSB, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student participants will be covered by the organizers (from 22-24 April), but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to Washington, D.C.

As in past years, a prize will be offered for the best paper. The winner will have the opportunity to publish the paper, after revising it, in the journal Cold War History. Graduate students from history as well as related fields are encouraged to apply.

A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted by e-mail by Thursday, 4 February to be considered. Please note in the subject line of your e-mail “GRAD STUDENT COLD WAR CONF.” Notification of acceptance will be made by Thursday, 25 February. Successful applicants will be expected to e-mail their papers by Friday, 26 March. Further questions may be directed to the conference coordinator:

Elidor Mehilli
Conference Coordinator
PhD Candidate, Princeton University
Mellon Fellow, George Washington University

In 2003, GW and UCSB 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. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites:


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