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Scienza e Politica nell’era nucleare – Presentazione volume

By Flavia Gasbarri | ottobre 7, 2015

Topics: 02 Conferences and Seminars | Commenti disabilitati

HCA – Spring Academy 2016

By Flavia Gasbarri | agosto 9, 2015

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

Transnational and Global Histories of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left – Call for Papers

By Flavia Gasbarri | giugno 23, 2015

Transnational and Global Histories of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left
Call for Papers
London & Mexico City, 2016

The LSE and the Instituto Mora are issuing calls for papers for two related international workshops that they are organising in 2016. Funded by the British Academy’s Newton Mobility Fund, taking advantage of combined research expertise at both institutions, and linked to the established New Left Network led by Alberto Martín Álvarez and Eduardo Rey, the workshops aim to explore different perspectives on Latin America’s Revolutionary Left. Although both workshops are part of the same broader project to examine global and transnational histories of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left (otherwise known as the New Left of the Armed Left), it is anticipated that proposals will be made to one workshop or the other rather than both. Details of the workshops and the themes they wish to explore are as follows:

LSE, LONDON, 26-27 February 2016
Our knowledge of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left after the Cuban Revolution in 1959 is growing. New archives, oral histories and published testimonies have driven history forward and encouraged new research. However, we still know relatively little about the global dimensions of the Revolutionary Left or New Left in Latin America. We know that revolutionary left-wing militants shared feelings of solidarity, collective belonging and common purpose across continents. Members of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left also travelled to Europe (East and West), Africa, Asia, and North America, where they found inspiration, and participated in revolutionary developments. We also know that Latin America’s Revolutionary Left received moral, intellectual, cultural and financial support from counterparts and sympathetic groups abroad. Yet where and how these relationships and networks originated, how they functioned and with what consequences is less clear.
With the aim of providing a forum for discussion and showcasing new research, this international workshop will explore the relationships that Latin American revolutionaries forged across continents in the late twentieth century. By focusing on revolutionary networks and transnational relationships between Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, the workshop will broaden our collective understanding of the global Cold War. Topics of particular interest include:
· Third World revolutionary networks between Latin America, Africa and Asia
· Latin America’s Revolutionary Left in Europe
· Geographies, contact zones and cities of revolutionary encounter
· Legitimization and de-legitimization of revolutionary violence
· Solidarity and exile

Latin American left-wing armed organisations shared repertoires of action, strategies, symbols and ideologies. Socialism, revolution and armed struggle became identities of these groups, which rose to become important political actors during the last decades of the 20th century. Despite strong political and ideological similarities between left-wing organisations, our understanding of the processes of construction and diffusion of this “intellectual culture of revolution” in Latin America is nevertheless still limited. Some authors (Colburn) ascribe the diffusion of ideas regarding radical change in the Global South to the predominant role of local revolutionary intellectuals who studied in European or North American universities. However, the evidence coming from Latin America appears to point to a much more complex panorama. The culture of revolution was constituted in each country as an amalgamation between local revolutionary traditions and global intellectual influences. Meanwhile, the direct interaction between left-wing organisations and activists from different countries appears to have been of fundamental importance in the construction of a transnational imagined community of global scope. Additionally, beyond the influence of concrete political ideologies, the construction of left-wing political identities was closely linked to specific currents of political mobilisation that arose both as a result of national cycles of protest and because of a particular international context marked by the Cuban Revolution and the Vietnam War, among other globally historic events. All of which points to the need for adopting a transnational perspective when studying Latin America’s revolutionary culture in the second half of the 20th century. The objective of this workshop is precisely to open up space for discussion and reflection on this topic. We are therefore calling for proposals for papers that concentrate on the following themes:
· Revolutionary ideology, its origins, sources and influences
· Universities and the intellectual culture of revolution
· Students and revolutionary movements
· The creation and diffusion of repertoires of action among the armed left
· Processes of left-wing political identity construction

Those interested in taking part in either workshop should send a 1 page proposal in either Spanish or English and a brief academic CV to those leading the project: Dr Tanya Harmer (t.harmer@lse.ac.uk) and Alberto Martín Álvarez (amartin@mora.edu.mx) by 3 July 2015.

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

L’Italia e la costruzione europea dal Consiglio Europeo di Milano (giugno 1985) all’Atto Unico Europeo

By Flavia Gasbarri | giugno 2, 2015

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

Scienza e politica nell’era nucleare. La scelta pacifista di Edoardo Amaldi

By Flavia Gasbarri | aprile 22, 2015

Mercoledì 29 aprile alle ore 17 Lodovica Clavarino presenterà il suo volume:

Scienza e politica nell’era nucleare. La scelta pacifista di Edoardo Amaldi

pubblicato da Carocci, presso la Fondazione Einaudi di Torino.
Oltre all’autrice, all’evento parteciperanno Barbara Curli (Università di Torino), e Francesco Cassata (Università di Genova).

La discussione sarà moderata da Battista Gardoncini (giornalista Rai).

Per avere maggiori informazioni sul volume e sull’autrice si rimanda al link della casa Editrice:


Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

2 Post-Doctoral positions to prepare a Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF project: History of Nuclear Energy and Society in Europe

By Flavia Gasbarri | aprile 17, 2015

We support 2 candidates to Marie Curie Grants to join our international team and carry out research on the History of Nuclear Energy in Europe.
Fellowships involve a joint application between the researcher and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. They are for Experienced Researchers (4 years research experience or PhD) moving to Barcelona from another country. Projects are between 12 to 24 months with a typical budget of around €85,000 per annum. A Career Restart option is available to those inactive for 12 months or more and a Reintegration option is available to those previously active in EU who seek to return.

The main objective of the research will be on
- the origins and first development of Euratom (1 position)
- nuclear energy as an integrative historical actor (science, technology, society, policy) (1 position)

The candidates will carry out research on the history of nuclear science in Europe in parallel to the three-year project funded by the European Commission and EURATOM “History of Nuclear Energy and Society (HoNESt)”, which aims to conduct an interdisciplinary analysis on the historical experience of nuclear energy and the relationship between nuclear development and European society over the last 60 years.
The annual budget includes funding for salary, mobility costs, research costs and a contribution to the overhead costs of the host organisation.

Fellows will have their offices at the main UPF campus, in the central eastern part of Barcelona. The campus offers libraries and IT services, language training and cultural/sports services. The Jaume I Building hosts the main library of the UPF, which includes a specialised section for Humanities and Economy (books, periodicals, electronic journals and databases). From their office, fellows will have remote access to the other UPF libraries, to inter-library lending, IT Services and to an extensive range of electronic resources including journals.
The successful applicant will carry out independent and collaborative research under the supervision of Prof. Fernando Guirao, coordinator of HoNESt at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Dr. Albert Presas i Puig, principal coordinator of HoNESt, also based at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Full applications will contain:
1. Cover letter that includes a description of current and recent research projects
2. Academic CV
3. Project Proposal
4. Contact details of two referees.

Deadline: 31/05/2015

Eligibility: The successful applicant is expected to have completed a Ph.D. in history, history of science and technology, science and technology studies or related fields.
Candidates should be fluent in English. Knowledge of other European languages would be an advantage.

For more information:

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World

By Flavia Gasbarri | aprile 8, 2015

Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World combines critical oral history with newly translated documentary sources to provide insights into the dynamics of Sino-European relations, past and present, and recent and ongoing global power shifts.

Edited by Enrico Fardella, Christian F. Ostermann, and Charles Kraus, Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World is the result an historic conference convened from June 29-July 1, 2012 in Palermo, Italy. For the first and last time, a group of veteran diplomatic officials, all active in Sino-European relations during the Cold War, assembled together with a group of international scholars in an effort to provide context to, and fill gaps in available documentary record, on China’s relationships with countries in Eastern and Western Europe from the 1960s through the 1980s. Though the dialogue at the conference often dealt with individual bilateral relationships between China and various European countries, the conference was anchored by a much broader theme: identifying the transition from bi-polarity to multi-polarity during the Cold War and post-Cold War eras.

With a foreword from Her Excellency Federica Mogherini, the volume features the transcript of the critical oral history conference proceedings as well as key primary source documents from international archives (including China, Albania, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Romania) and a comprehensive bibliography on Sino-European relations.

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War

By Flavia Gasbarri | aprile 8, 2015

In the late 1970s, new generations of nuclear delivery systems were proposed for deployment across Eastern and Western Europe. The ensuing controversy grew to become a key phase in the late Cold War. This book explores the origins, unfolding, and consequences of that crisis. Contributors from international relations, political science, sociology, and history draw on extensive research in a number of countries, often employing declassified documents from the West and from the newly opened state and party archives of many Soviet bloc countries. They cover especially Soviet-Warsaw Pact relations, U.S.-NATO relations, and the role of public opinion worldwide in relation to the crisis.

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

Post-Graduate Summer School 2015

By Flavia Gasbarri | febbraio 28, 2015

Topics: 01 Call for Papers | Commenti disabilitati

European Summer School Cold War History

By Flavia Gasbarri | febbraio 23, 2015

Topics: Uncategorized | Commenti disabilitati

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