News

New Evidence on Todor Zhivkov and the Cold War

Mar 03, 2003
3/3/03--The Cold War International History Project and its Bulgarian partner, the "Cold War Research Group-Bulgaria" are pleased to announce the publication of a new CD-ROM on "Bulgaria and the Cold War. Documents from Todor Zhivkov's Personal Records." Containing never-before published documents from the personal archive of Bulgaria's former Communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, Eastern Europe's longest serving Stalinist leader, the collection covers the entire period of Zhivkov's reign from his election as Communist party leader in 1954 through the collapse of communism in Bulgaria in 1989. [Read More]

Graduate Student Cold War Conference

Mar 01, 2003
11/25/02--The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is pleased to announce a graduate student conference on the Cold War co-organized by two CWIHP partners, The UC Santa Barbara Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) and the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on May 2-4, 2003.

Cold War International History Project announces Graduate Student History Conference at Temple University

Feb 01, 2003
The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate-student historyorganization, is pleased to announce the Eighth Annual Barnes ClubConference. The conference will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2002,from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Third Floor of Temple University's StudentCenter (formerly the Student Activity Center or SAC) on Main Campus in NorthPhiladelphia. All are welcome to attend.

New Evidence from Central and East European Archives on the Cold War in Asia

Jan 21, 2003
1/21/03--In cooperation with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), the George Washington Cold War Group and the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest are organizing a conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 30-November 2, 2003. The theme of the conference will be "New Central and Eastern European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia."For more information on the conference or on how to submit a paper proposal, [Read more].

Conference "The Vietnam War and Europe, 1963-1973"

Jan 01, 2003
01/01/03--CWIHP-partner "Association Diplomatie et Stratégie" (Paris) to hold conference on the Vietnam War in January 2003.

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann Briefs UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Dec 02, 2002
12/02/02--Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, spoke briefly with staff and scholars at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on December 2.

Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research for Graduate Students

Dec 01, 2002
11/29/02--CWIHP announces a call for applications from graduate students interested in participating in a Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (June 4-5, 2003), hosted and sponsored by the George Washington University Cold War Group in cooperation with CWIHP and the National Security Archive.Applications are due February 3, 2003.

The GDR in German Archives

Nov 18, 2002
The German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. has just published itsnew up to date reference guide 'The GDR in German Archives'. Featuringcentral, state, church and specialized archives as well as information onmajor research institutions and libraries, this publication provides ahelpful first orientation and overview on sources pertaining to the historyof the Soviet Zone of Occupation and the German Democratic Republic.

New Cold War History Research Groups

Nov 14, 2002
11/18/02--The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) welcomes two new research groups to the international Cold War network.

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