News and Announcements

12/16 - Robert Paxton was quoted in Bloomberg's "Paris Show on Nazi Collaboration Sheds Light on Dark Past."

12/10 - "Black Lives Matter in Colombia," written by Yesenia Barragan, PhD Candidate, was featured in teleSUR.

12/10 - "The Fabric of Our Lives," a piece written by Eric Herschthal, PhD Candidate, was featured in The Slate Book Review.

12/5 - The US Embassy [Warsaw] will be hosting a reception in conjunction with Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury in honor of Rebecca Kobrin and the publication of her book Żydowski Białystok I Jego Diaspora (Borderland Publishers, 2014). The event will take place on December 10, 2014.

12/5 - Małgorzata Mazurek in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, University College London, Leipzig and Belgrade, and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has been awarded a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (2014-18) entitled “Socialism Goes Global: Cold War Connections Between the ‘Second’ and ‘Third Worlds’ 1945-1991.” The grant will be used to address the relationship between what were once called the ‘Second World’ (from the Soviet Union to the GDR) and the ‘Third World’ (from Latin America to Africa to Asia).

Seven academics, two postdoctoral fellows and two PhDs will address both how socialist states in Europe crafted a global role for themselves in the post-war period, and how these international engagements reshaped socialist politics, societies and cultures ‘back home’. In doing so, it seeks to provide new insights into the circulation of ideas during the Cold War and to explore ‘the socialist world’ as a dynamic hub of global interactions during the second half of the twentieth century.  As part of this project Columbia University is planning an international workshop in 2016 entitled “Global Circuits of Expertise and the Making of the Post-45 World: Eastern European and Asian Perspectives."

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