Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies - CIMA Centro interuniversitario Machiavelli per lo studio dei conflitti strutturali della guerra fredda Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:21:41 +0000 en hourly 1 Scienza e politica nell’era nucleare. La scelta pacifista di Edoardo Amaldi Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:21:41 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri 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:

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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:

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Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:39:16 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri

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.

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The Euromissile Crisis and the End of the Cold War Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:30:45 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri

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.

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Post-Graduate Summer School 2015 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:09:24 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri

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European Summer School Cold War History Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:17:13 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri

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CfA: IAEA Nuclear History Fellowship in Vienna Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:46:57 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri CfA: IAEA Nuclear History Fellowship in Vienna

The IAEA History Research Project in Vienna, a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying the history of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This fellowship will provide a unique opportunity to explore various archival resources in and around Vienna, including the IAEA Archives, and to interact with personalities and experts associated with the IAEA in Vienna.
The deadline for applications is 20 February 2015. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a research proposal (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the work they propose to conduct, and the envisaged outcomes.

Click here to read the full call for applications

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Summer School for Ph.D. students in International Relations Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:43:03 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri The Bruno Kessler Foundation’s Center for Research on International Politics and Conflict Resolution would like to announce its first annual Summer School for Ph.D. students in International Relations.
The workshop, which will focus on dissertation research, will take place from June 21-25, 2015 in Terzolas, Italy, near beautiful Madonna di Campiglio. Meals and accommodations will be provided by the organizers for those students who are selected to participate. Participants will only be required to arrange and pay for their own transportation to and from Terzolas.

Some information is provided below, and additional info can be found on the flyer, located at:

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Call for Applications: 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:38:54 +0000 Flavia Gasbarri Call for Applications: 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research.

The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR) is a four-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research from world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003.

In 2015, SICAR is being organized jointly by the Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and the George Washington University’s Cold War Group. The 2015 workshop will be held Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29, 2015 (participants are required to arrive in Washington by Monday, May 25).

Click here for more information and to learn how to apply to the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research.

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Bourse Henri Rieben – Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:49:00 +0000 admin (Année académique 2015 – 2016)

La Bourse Henri Rieben de la Fondation Jean Monnet pour l’Europe est mise au concours pour la cinquième année consécutive.

Dotée d’un montant de 3’000 CHF par mois, la Bourse permet à des chercheurs du monde entier de niveau doctoral avancé de séjourner à la Fondation pour une durée de un à six mois (en l’occurrence, entre le 1er septembre 2015 et le 15 juillet 2016).

Quelle que soit la discipline des chercheurs, leur thèse de doctorat devra porter sur l’histoire ou les enjeux de la construction européenne, ou encore sur les relations entre la Suisse et l’Europe.

La Bourse encourage la consultation et l’exploitation des archives conservées à la Fondation qui couvrent également la première moitié du 20e siècle et concernent d’autres questions européennes.

Le boursier sera basé à la Ferme de Dorigny, siège de la Fondation, sise sur le campus de l’Université de Lausanne (Suisse).

La date limite pour le dépôt des candidatures est fixée au 6 avril 2015. Le dossier devra être soumis par voie électronique au secrétariat de la Fondation ( Les décisions seront notifiées aux candidats dans le courant de la deuxième quinzaine de juin 2015.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, nous vous prions de consulter le Statut de la bourse (pièce jointe) ainsi que le site internet de la Fondation

Lausanne, le 30 janvier 2015

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