For graduate students writing dissertations–or merely an article– on the history of the Cold War, here’s an annual tradition run jointly by UC Santa Barbara, the George Washington University, and the London School of Economics:
The Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Project (CWSP) of the London School of Economics and Political Science are pleased to announce their 2017 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on April 27-29, 2017.
The conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present papers and receive critical feedback from peers and experts in the field. We encourage submissions by graduate students working on any aspect of the Cold War, broadly defined. Of particular interest are papers that employ newly available primary sources or nontraditional methodologies.
Here’s how to apply:
To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a two-page proposal and a brief academic c.v. (in Word or pdf format) to Salim Yaqub at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 27, 2017. Notification of acceptance will occur by Friday, February 24. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers (no longer than 25 pages) by Friday, March 24.
The author of the strongest paper will be awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize of £100 to be spent on books in any form. The winner will also have an opportunity to publish his or her article in the journal Cold War History. For further information, please contact Salim Yaqub at the aforementioned email address.
The chairs and commentators of the conference sessions will be prominent faculty members from UCSB, GWU, LSE, and elsewhere. UCSB will cover the accommodation costs of admitted student participants for the duration of the conference, but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to Santa Barbara.
In 2003, UCSB and GWU first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centers now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses.