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Call for Papers International Workshop: Cold War East-West Divide: Conflict, Cooperation and Trade

The Call for Papers for the International Workshop Cold War East-West Divide: Conflict, Cooperation and Trade closes on August 10, 2019, at the University ‘Valahia’ of Târgoviște, Romania.

Traditionally, the Cold War has been regarded as a political, ideological, military, economic, strategic or political conflict between the capitalist and democratic West, on the on hand, and the communist and non-democratic East, on the other. Benefiting from the opening of archives, both in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, an increasing body of literature has begun to notice and study more and more instances of cooperation and collaboration between the East and the West.        

The aim of this event is to bring together established, senior and junior scholars and researchers from a variety of fields and perspectives (Cold War Studies, International relations, foreign policy, political sciences, history, economics, media studies etc.) to foster discussion on East-West contacts, whether they were characterized by conflict, competition, mistrust, trade, cooperation or compromise.   

The event is organized by the ‘Valahia’ University of Târgoviște, Romania, and by the Grigore Gafencu Research Center of the same university.

It invites papers (and panel of papers) on topics such as:

East-West contacts (commercial, cultural, political relations etc.);
CMEA-EEC relations;
CMEA intrabloc relations;
Romania’s foreign policy in the Cold War;

Language of the event:  English and French.

Chair of Organizing Committee:  Dr. Elena Dragomir, Valahia University of Targoviste

Please send your proposals (and inquiries) to gafencu@valahia.ro or dragomir_elena2005@yahoo.com

Contact Info:
“Grigore Gafencu” Research Center for the History of International Relations and Cultural Heritage at the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Science and Technology

Aleea Sinaia 13, Târgoviște, Romania

More information in the following link:
https://gafencu.hypotheses.org/cold-war-east-west-divide-conflict-cooperation-and-trade

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