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By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 14, 2014

Call for proposals
2 Postdoc-Fellowships “History of the Cold War”

Berlin Center for Cold War Studies / Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg
Location: Berlin, Germany
Closing Date: October 20, 2014

In spring 2015 the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies (Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg) will commence its work. The Center is a joint project of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin, the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship and the Humboldt University of Berlin. It will be a place of international scholarship and academic exchange about the Cold War. It will seek to enrich historical research on this time period by promoting the evolution of relevant issues and theoretical concepts in a dialogue with the academic community and by nurturing new generations of researchers. Also, geographically located at a focal point of the Cold War, the Center will bring scholarly debates and important new findings that affect our present-day lives closer to the interested public.

Work at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies will concentrate on six subject areas / research approaches:

- International and inter-German relations
- Perceiving and handling conflict
- Mobilizing and curbing emotions and visions of the enemy
- Transformation of societies
- Producing and organizing knowledge
- The politics and culture of memory

For the first academic year (Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016) the Center will award two postdoctoral fellowships to emerging scholars in the field of Cold War history.

Fellows will be granted the opportunity in Berlin to launch or complete a major research project and, if needed, to conduct research in German and Berlin archives. All applicants should be willing to cooperate with specialist colleagues from the participating institutions (Hamburg Institute for Social Research, Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin, the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship, Humboldt University of Berlin). Fellows are also expected during their stay in Berlin to give a public lecture on their topic and to prepare the content for a non-public conference on an issue related to their project.

Fellowship Benefits

Fellowships carry a monthly award of € 2,200.00. If required, a monthly allowance of € 400.00 is added for family / children.

Fellows must reside in Berlin. An apartment will be provided. Travel costs (air/rail) to arrive in and depart from Berlin will be covered. Also covered are mobility costs for public transportation and visits to archives within Germany totaling a maximum of € 450.00 monthly as well as research costs totaling up to € 100.00 monthly.

The Berlin Center for Cold War Studies assumes that fellows are given leave without pay by their home institutions for the duration of the fellowship. The Center explicitly welcomes offers by researchers’ home institutions to participate in financing the stay in Berlin. In this case, details on the manner and amount of possible financing are kindly requested. Institutional affiliation, however, is not a formal prerequisite for an application.


Applications should indicate which subject area the research project would fall under. Please e-mail complete applications as a PDF including the following:

(a) Application letter stating motivation
(b) Curriculum vitae (including complete list of publications)
(c) Abstract of the proposed research project (1 page)
(d) Project description (8 pages max.)
(e) Work/archive schedule

Please submit applications in English or German by October 20, 2014, to the Director of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, Prof. Dr. Bernd Greiner, at: info@berlinkolleg.com

Please forward all questions in writing to the Coordinator of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, Dr. Bettina Greiner, at: info@berlinerkolleg.com

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NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships

By Flavia Gasbarri | settembre 9, 2014

The Calls for 34 NASP/GSSPS Ph.D. positions with scholarships

Deadline for submitting your application is September 30th 2014

Ph.D. in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies – ESLS Ph.D. – 13 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Political Studies – POLS Ph.D. – 14 Scholarships
Ph.D. in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research – SOMET Ph.D. – 7 Scholarships

NASP involves a network of universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).
Ph.D. students will be admitted ONLY WITH SCHOLARSHIPS. Admission to Ph.D. Programmes is based on qualifications and interviews. The Ph.D. Programmes, fully taught in English, promote international exchanges with top European research institutions and offer quality teaching at international level. The beginning of teaching activities is scheduled in November 2014.
Since the University of Milan is a Public University, applications must be submitted as the Official Call for Application prescribes, otherwise applications will not be considered valid.

The Calls for Application are available in Italian and English. To see how to apply, the list of required documents, how to submit your application and for information on the selection procedures please check the following link:

GSSPS website main page:

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Call for Papers: 2015 Conference of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 29, 2014

Call for Papers:
2015 Conference of the
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Conference, to be held June 25-27 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, Virginia. Proposals must be submitted via the on-line interface by December 1, 2014.
SHAFR is dedicated to the study of the history of the United States in the world, broadly conceived. This includes not only diplomacy, statecraft, and strategy but also other approaches to Americans’ relations with the wider world, including (but not limited to) global governance, transnational movements, religion, human rights, race, gender, trade and economics, immigration, borderlands, the environment, and empire. SHAFR welcomes those who study any time period from the colonial era to the present.

2015 Program

The 2015 meeting will include two plenaries.
Thursday’s plenary, entitled “Immigration and Foreign Relations: 50 Years since the Hart-Cellar Act”, will feature Maria Cristina Garcia (Cornell University), Alan Kraut (American University), and Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto).
Friday’s plenary, entitled “New Frontiers: Environmental History and Foreign Relations”, will feature W. Jeffrey Bolster (University of New Hampshire), Kate Brown (UMBC), and John McNeill (Georgetown).
The keynote address at the Saturday luncheon will be delivered by Brian DeLay, Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the award-winning and widely acclaimed War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War, who will speak about the history of the international arms trade.
The 2015 program will also host SHAFR’s third annual Job Search Workshop to help prepare our graduate student members for the job market. Students will have the opportunity to receive individualized feedback on their cover letters and CV’s from experienced faculty members. Those submitting proposals for the conference may indicate their interest in the job search workshop by checking a box on the online submission form. However, you do not have to be a panelist to participate. The Job Workshop is open to all current graduate students and newly minted Ph.D.’s. Priority will be given to first-time participants.


SHAFR is committed to holding as inclusive and diverse a conference as possible, and we encourage proposals from women, minorities, and historians residing outside of the United States, as well as scholars working in other disciplines (such as political science, anthropology, or American studies).
Graduate students, international scholars, and participants who expand the diversity of SHAFR are eligible to apply for fellowships to subsidize the cost of attending the conference. Please see below and visit the Conference Online Application Gateway for the online application form. The deadline to apply for these fellowships is December 1, 2014.
The Program Committee especially welcomes panels that transcend conventional chronologies, challenge received categories, or otherwise offer innovative approaches and fresh thinking.
Panel sessions for the 2015 meeting will run one hour and forty-five minutes, rather than two hours as in the past. Therefore we encourage concise, dynamic presentations over longer papers, read word-for-word, or text-heavy PowerPoint displays. A complete panel usually involves three papers plus chair and commentator (with the possibility of one person fulfilling the latter two roles) or a roundtable discussion with a chair and three or four participants. The Committee is open to alternative formats, which should be described briefly in the proposal.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as part of a panel rather than submit individual paper proposals. Since complete panels with coherent themes will be favored over single papers, those seeking to create or fill out a panel should consult the “panelists seeking panelists” forum or Tweet #SHAFR2015.


All proposals and funding applications should be submitted via the Conference Online Application Gateway. Applicants requiring alternative means to submit the proposal should contact the program co-chairs via email at program-chair@shafr.org.
Proposals should list the papers in the order in which participants will present, as they will be printed in that order in the conference program and presented in that order during their session.
Each participant may serve only once in each capacity. For example, you may serve only once as a chair, once as a commentator, and once as a panelist.
AV requests, along with a brief explanation of how the equipment will be used, must be made at the time of application.
While membership in SHAFR is not required to submit panel or paper proposals, an annual membership for 2015 will be required for those who participate in the 2015 meeting. Enrollment instructions will be included with notification of accepted proposals.
SHAFR and the media occasionally record conference sessions for use in broadcast and electronic media. Presenters who do not wish for their session to be recorded may opt out when submitting a proposal to the Program Committee. An audience member who wishes to audiotape or videotape must obtain written permission of panelists. SHAFR is not responsible for unauthorized recording. SHAFR reserves the right to revoke the registration of anyone who records sessions without appropriate permissions.
For more details about the conference hotel, the “panelists seeking panelists” forum, travel funding opportunities, and the Job Workshop, please visit the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you next June in Arlington!

SHAFR 2015 Program Committee
Brooke L. Blower (Boston University) and Jason Colby (University of Victoria), co-chairs

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Call for Papers – Global Nuclear Order Working Group

By Flavia Gasbarri | luglio 10, 2014

Proposals are invited for the Second Annual Conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group:
Global Challenges in a Nuclear Armed World
To be held on 2nd September 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK

Proposals are invited for the Second Annual Conference of the BISAGlobal Nuclear Order Working Group:Global Challenges in a Nuclear Armed WorldTo be held on September 2, 2014 at the University of Bristol, UK

We welcome paper proposals on all topics relating to global nuclear order, but particularly from those seeking to place nuclear weapons within the broader context of international politics, and from those working in other disciples (such as History, Area Studies, International Relations, International Political Economy and Comparative Politics) where the presence and importance of nuclear weapons has been underexplored. In doing this, we hope to facilitate a fruitful interdisciplinary space for work willing to move beyond the traditional canon of nuclear analysis, and to place nuclear weapons issues within wider international security debates, practice and scholarship. Submissions from post-graduate students, nonacademics and those working in other disciplines are therefore particularly welcome.

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words by 1st August 2014 to Dr Benoit Pelopidas

If you do not have institutional funding but would like to participate, a small number of bursaries will be available to cover transportation costs. You should indicate this when you submit your abstract.

For more information on the working group please visit the website:

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

“NUCLEAR HISTORY BOOT CAMP” 2014 (Allumiere, 13 – 23 Maggio 2014)

By Flavia Gasbarri | maggio 10, 2014

Dal 13 al 23 Maggio 2014 presso il Centro Studi di Allumiere dell’Università Roma Tre si terrà la Quarta Edizione delNuclear History  Boot Camp, la Summer School sulla storia  internazionale  del  nucleare  organizzata  dal  NPIHPNuclear  Proliferation International  History  Project e  finanziata  dalla  Carnegie  Corporation di  New  York.  Il progetto  è  diretto  dal  Prof. Leopoldo  Nuti (Università  Roma  Tre)  e  dal  Prof.  Christian Ostermann (Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.) e consiste in un corso intensivo di alta formazione sui temi della proliferazione nucleare, del controllo degli armamenti e delle strategie, nel contesto temporale che va dall’inizio dell’era nucleare nel 1945 ad oggi.

Il corso intende contribuire a formare una nuova generazione di studiosi di storia delle armi nucleari e favorire la costituzione di un network internazionale di studenti e docenti in tale campo della ricerca storica. L’edizione di quest’anno vedrà la partecipazione di docenti dell’Università Roma Tre quali il prof. Leopoldo Nuti e il prof. Renato Moro, esperti  e accademici di fama internazionale come il prof. Francis Gavin (Università del Texas,  Austin),  il  prof.  David  Holloway (Stanford  University)  e  il  prof.  Martin  Sherwin (George Mason University), oltre che quella di personalità di spicco nell’ambito dello studio dei problemi connessi agli armamenti nucleari. Tra questi si segnala la presenza del prof. Franceso Calogero (prof. di fisica alla “Sapienza” di Roma, che fu Segretario Generale del Movimento Pugwash quando questo fu insignito del Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1995).

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By admin | maggio 1, 2014

Cari soci, membri del comitato scientifico e amici di Asia Maior,

Michelguglielmo Torri ed io, a nome dell’associazione Asia Maior, con grande felicita’ vi comunichiamo che il volume di Asia Maior 2013 (Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana nello scacchiere asiatico) e’ online.

Nicola Mocci

Michelguglielmo Torri, Nicola Mocci (a cura di), Il drago cinese e l’aquila americana sullo scacchiere asiatico, Emil di Odoya, Bologna 2013.

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Topics: South & Eastern Asia | Commenti disabilitati

Italy’s CFP: Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective

By admin | aprile 11, 2014

Italy’s Nuclear Experience in an International and Comparative Perspective
University of Trieste, November 13-15, 2014

This conference aims at analyzing the history of Italy’s nuclear energy policies during the Cold War, by placing the Italian case in a comparative perspective and highlighting the importance of the international context in shaping the country’s specific experience. It builds upon a previous conference, organized by Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A and the University of Trieste in 2012 (Nuclear Energy in Italy after the Second World War: Research, Culture, Politics – http://www.elettra.trieste.it/Ippolito/). This conference proposes to examine the ways in which international politics and economics, technological and scientific exchanges, as well as social and cultural movements, influenced Italian nuclear energy policies, both civilian and military. Furthermore, it seeks to understand how the Italian case compares to other national histories, in Western and Eastern Europe, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa.


Topics: 01 Call for Papers, Atomic Energy Issues | Commenti disabilitati

European Summer School – Cold War History – CFP

By admin | gennaio 23, 2014

04-06 September, 2014 – Università di Trento

Università di Trento, LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme, European University Institute, Università Roma Tre, Universität Wien, and Università di Bologna, are jointly convening the Fifth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 04-06 September 2014.
The Summer School is a unique conference specifically for PhD students and early career researchers. It consist of workshops and panel sessions focused on submitted research papers, debates on historiography, broad interpretative issues and new research directions. The school offers an informal atmosphere in which new ideas and research directions can be shared and debated, be it in panel sessions, or over morning coffee or dinner.

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Topics: 01 Call for Papers, 05 Master and Schools, Europe, NATO & Transatlantic Studies | Commenti disabilitati

Nuclear History Boot Camp – Spring 2014

By admin | novembre 19, 2013

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fourth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). NPIHP’s Nuclear Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global
nuclear landscape.
NPIHP’s summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days beginning in mid May 2014.
The summer 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp is open to: students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields; applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

The call for application will be open until December 31st, 2013. For more information go to:
or write to: nuclearbootcamp@uniroma3.it


Topics: 05 Master and Schools, Atomic Energy Issues | Commenti disabilitati

borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study

By admin | settembre 16, 2013

Si segnala il bando relativo alla borsa di studio dal titolo Interaction between Energy and Climate Market-based Instruments: an Italian Case Study

Di seguito il link del bando: http://www.fondazionetorvergataeconomia.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Bando-2013-MEF-energy-and-climate-market-based-instruments-1.pdf

Per ogni ulteriore informazione contattare l’indirizzo segreteria.fondazione@economia.uniroma2.it

Topics: 03 Fellowships and Grants, Italian Foreign Policy | Commenti disabilitati

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