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Call for Papers: 2012 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

10th Annual LSE-GWU-UCSB Graduate Conference on the Cold War

Call for Papers

LSE IDEAS-Cold War Studies Programme
London School of Economics
19-21 April 2012

The LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP), The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW) are pleased to announce the 2012 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War.

Now in its tenth year, 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 non-traditional methodologies.

To be considered, each prospective participant should submit a 300 word proposal (original to this conference) and a brief academic c.v. (in Word or pdf format) to Wes Ullrich with "Graduate Conference Proposal-Last name" in the subject line. Participants must be PhD students (pre-submission) or research masters students. The deadline for proposals is 8 January 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 February. Papers must be no longer than 7500 words including footnotes (in Chicago Style), and must be submitted by 25 March.

The author of the best paper will be awarded the Saki Ruth Dockrill Memorial Prize the opportunity to publish the paper in Cold War History, and a £100 book voucher.

The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent faculty members from LSE, GWU, UCSB, CWSP associates, and other prominent Cold War and international historians. The organizers will provide accommodation and meals. Participants may be asked to pay a small attendance fee (not more than £40). Students will be responsible for their travel to London. 

In 2003, UCSB and GW first joined their separate spring conferences, and two years later LSE became a co-sponsor. The three cold war centres now hold a jointly sponsored conference each year, alternating among the three campuses. for CCWS for GWCW for CWSP

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