The Global Cold War, July 23–29, 2017
USS Midway Museum
Focused on the Cold War’s late phase, resolution, and legacies, this seminar will situate the Soviet-American struggle in broad historical and international contexts. Lectures will ask why the Cold War stabilized in the early 1970s and re-escalated thereafter, what roles diverse societies played in the Cold War’s waging, and why the Cold War ended as it did. The seminar will explore not only the statecraft but also the social, geopolitical, and economic contexts for the Cold War, including globalization. The interplay between structural constraints and individual agency will be a central theme. Participants will encounter a diverse array of sources, and the seminar’s location aboard the USS Midway will enable participants to explore one of the Cold War’s signal military technologies: the aircraft carrier.
Travel & Accommodations
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Workshop participants will stay in local hotel and share rooms with other participants. Participants should plan to bring laptops, as computer access will be limited.
The university provides basic bedding and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, shower shoes, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. There are a few communal kitchenettes located in the building, but not within each suite; however, participants should bring their own utensils. Housekeeping services are provided throughout the week.
Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.
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