Events

On Saturday, December 3, from 10 am to 11:30 am, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop at the West Campus Point faculty housing community's outdoor plaza. We will be reading and discussing a paper, “Selling Self-Discovery: Constructing a Desire for Female Travel in Postwar Japan, 1960-1985," by Mika Thornburg, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB history department. The CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around Cold War and international history.

Doctoral candidate Mika Thornburg

Photo of doctoral candidate Mika Thornburg, with short brown hair and wearing glasses.

  1. December 3, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:30am

On Wednesday, May 25, at 4 pm in the McCune Room, Dr. Henry Richard Maar III, who teaches history at Cal State Northridge, will be talking about his new book, Freeze! The Grassroots Movement to Halt the Arms Race and End the Cold WarThe event is sponsored by the Center for Cold War Studies and International History. Delicious refreshments will be served!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. May 25, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Henley Gate entrance to UCSB campusFrom Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History will host the 2022 New Scholars International Conference on the Cold War. Fifteen graduate students or newly minted PhDs from universities around the world will gather to present papers based on original research.

  1. April 28, 2022 - 6:00pm to April 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

On Saturday, April 9, from 11am to 12:30pm, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host an in-person workshop (location TBD). We will be reading and discussing a paper, "'A Competition in Brains': Manpower Policy and the Political Economy of the Cold War, 1945-1962" by Neil Johnson, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB history department.

CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around the Cold War and international history.

 
Neil Johnson stands in front of a gray brick wall, smiling and wearing a blue button down shirt.
Doctoral candidate Neil Johnson
  1. April 9, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

On Saturday, February 26, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, the Center for Cold War Studies and International History (CCWS) and the Cold War Working Group (CWWG) will host a workshop. We will be reading and discussing a paper, “From the Kitchen Table to the Peace Table: Women's Internationalist Organizations and the Consumer Politics of Postwar Planning, 1939–1945,” by Nicole de Silva, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB history department. An abstract of the paper is appended below. CWWG is a collaborative, graduate student-led group designed to provide a supportive, welcoming environment for graduate students working on or around the Cold War and international history.

Doctoral candidate Nicole de Silva

Graduate student Nicole de Silva

  1. February 26, 2022 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

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Paul Baltimore (1971-2021)