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The Evolution of Brazil's Nuclear Policy

Contribute your publications to the "Bibliography of New Cold War History"

The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its foundation, invites your submissions to their extensive Bibliography of New Cold War History. It attempts to collect the publications on the history of the Cold War published after 1989, the beginning of the “archival revolution” in the former Soviet bloc countries. While this first edition is far from complete, it collects a huge number of books, articles and book chapters on the topic.

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory organization and technology.

The Holocaust and Russian Historical Memory: WWII According to Moscow

Russia presents itself today as a bulwark against rising global anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion and also as a safe haven for Jews. It bases this narrative on the Soviet Union’s decisive role in crushing the anti-Semitic Nazi regime in World War II. Yet both the history and present-day politics surrounding these issues present a far more complex picture. Kiril Feferman, an Israeli historian of the Holocaust and Eastern Europe, reflected on Russia’s history of anti-Semitism and contemporary political entanglements as they relate to the Holocaust and World War II.

Development and Dystopia: Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe

This book dissects—from both philosophical and empirical viewpoints—the peculiar developmental challenges, geopolitical contexts, and dystopic stalemates that post-Soviet societies face during their transition to new political and cultural orders. The principal geographical focus of the essays is Ukraine, but most of the assembled texts are also relevant and/or refer to other post-Soviet countries.

Argentina's Missing Bones: Revisiting the History of the Dirty War

Argentina’s Missing Bones is the first comprehensive English-language work of historical scholarship on the 1976–83 military dictatorship and Argentina’s notorious experience with state terrorism during the so-called dirty war. It examines this history in a single but crucial place: Córdoba, Argentina’s second largest city. A site of thunderous working-class and student protest prior to the dictatorship, it later became a place where state terrorism was particularly cruel. Considering the legacy of this violent period, James P.

Restoring Memory of the Jewish Past in Russia, Poland and Ukraine

This panel is part of the Council of American Jewish Museums' 2018 Annual Conference day at the Wilson Center.

Today, material traces of Jewish life are disappearing rapidly in the post-Soviet space; vanishing along with them is the memory of Jewish presence in the region. This session will ask: what remains of that Jewish past and how is it being represented? How is the history of the Holocaust represented there—where such history was suppressed for decades? What role can American-Jewish museums play, if any, in assisting such efforts?