CALL FOR PAPERS - 2007 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Three partner institutions of the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) – the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), the Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California Santa Barbara, and the Cold War Studies Centre (CWSC) of the London School of Economics and Political Science are pleased to announce their 2007 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on 20-21 April 2007.

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 make use of newly available primary sources. A two-page proposal and a brief academic C.V. (in Word or PDF format), should be submitted to by 15 January 2007 to be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by 5 February. Successful applicants will be expected to email their papers by 2 April. Further questions may be directed to the conference coordinator, James Person, at the aforementioned e-mail address.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from GW, UCSB, LSE and elsewhere. The accommodation cost of student participants will be covered by the organizers (from 19-22 April), but students will need to cover the costs of their travel to GW.

In 2003, GW and UCSB 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. For more information on our three programs, please visit the respective Web sites: for GWCW; CCWS; for the CWSC.