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Call for Papers: The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989

Jan 15, 2016
Papers are sought for an upcoming conference, The Smaller European Powers and China in the Cold War, 1949-1989, hosted by the University of Lausanne, 18-19 November 2016.

Spring 2016 Washington History Seminar Lineup

Jan 05, 2016
The Spring 2016 Washington History Seminar schedule is available. Sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the History and Public Policy Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Washington History Seminar aims to facilitate understanding of contemporary affairs in light of historical knowledge from a variety of perspectives. For more information, please click here.

Apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Dec 16, 2015
Graduate students are now invited to apply for the 2016 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR), a four-day training seminar led by world-class faculty, researchers, archivists, and publishers.

Chinese Foreign Policy Database Awarded Luce Grant

Dec 07, 2015
The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is the recipient of a two-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for the project “Expanding the Chinese Foreign Policy Documents Database.”

Two Days in June: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History

Nov 17, 2015
In his book, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History, author Andrew Cohen makes a case for the power of words and ideas.

Call for proposals: Postdoc Research Fellowships at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies

Oct 29, 2015
Based on the research focus “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“ the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies will award for its second academic year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) postdoctoral research fellowships to emerging and established scholars in the field of history. The deadline to apply is 1 December, 2015.

Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: What Can We Learn From Cases in Successful Diplomacy?

Oct 20, 2015
With their new book, co-editors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri want to help practitioners and scholars reinvent diplomacy by learning and applying the lessons of success. By focusing on cases in successful diplomacy, the book provides a host of lessons learned through foreign policy diplomatic breakthroughs. For more information on the book, visit: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/foreign-policy-breakthroughs-9780190226114?cc=us&lang=en&

Fall 2015 Washington History Seminar Schedule

Sep 01, 2015
The Fall 2015 Washington History Seminar schedule has been set. Please check back for additional descriptions and RSVP instructions as they become available.
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Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege

Jul 31, 2015
Prolific author, acclaimed historian, and Wilson Center Senior Scholar, James Reston’s latest book draws on primary source correspondence, notes, and other writings to provide a gripping portrait of what may be the most productive months of Martin Luther’s life. Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege, chronicles a critical but little-known episode in Luther’s life, revealing its pivotal role in the history of Christianity. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
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The History of the End of the Cold War

Jul 22, 2015
How did the Cold War really end? Did the history books get it right? And is there a connection between the end of that era and contemporary issues like Middle East turmoil and Putin’s Russia? Wilson Center Fellow Diana Negroponte is writing a book that will review the history of the end of the Cold War. She provides a preview in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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