The Cold War Beyond Politics
- Overcoming dominant understanding of the Cold War as a political rivalry, we will discuss the significance of economic and cultural developments as can be seen in the history of exchange visits, mutual projects, international fairs and exhibitions, scientific cooperation, etc. Such themes as technological and cultural modernity; economic competition; decolonization and technological aid to the Third World; technology transfers and encounters of small actors; and imagining the other are covered within the course as well. Such research optics allows examining trajectories of communism and capitalism in different parts of the globe while revealing international tensions and cooperation. Upon completion of the course, the students will have a firm knowledge of the period and a full-fledged understanding of manifold of historical approaches.
- Able to perform professional activities, including research and development activities in the international environment
- Is able to analyze historical sources, scientific texts and reports, to review scientific literature in Russian and foreign languages
- Is able to perform interdisciplinary interaction and cooperation with representatives of other fields of knowledge while solving research and applied tasks
- Is able to improve and develop his intellectual and cultural level, to build a trajectory of professional development and career
- Able to perform research with modern research methods and techniques, using knowledge of the humanities and social sciences and close scientific fields of knowledge
- Cold War Basics. Introduction
- Poetics of Atom
- Construction and Studies of Cold War Global Commons (Oceans, Antarctic, Space)
- Cold War Modernities
- Hot Art and Culture during the Cold War
- Domestic Fronts of Cultural Cold War
- Technology of the Cold War
- Many spaces/places of the Cold War: From Binary to Global
- Environmental Cold War
- Cold War Commemoration
- Cold War Ideologies
- The End: Reasons and Interpretations
- 2021/2022 1st module
- 2021/2022 2nd module0.4 * Attendance and participation + 0.6 * Final essay
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- Gabrielle Hecht. (2011). Entangled Geographies : Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War. The MIT Press.
- Glenthøj, R. (2016). Rosanna Farbøl. “Commemoration of a Cold War: The Politics of History and Heritage at Cold War Memory sites in Denmark.” Cold War History 15:4 (2015): 471-490. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2015.1028532. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.696C0198
- Konrad H. Jarausch, Christian Ostermann, & Andreas Etges. (2017). The Cold War : Historiography, Memory, Representation. De Gruyter Oldenbourg.
- Sara Lorenzini. (2019). Global Development : A Cold War History. Princeton University Press.
- The Cambridge history of the Cold War / ed. by Melvyn P. Leffler . (2010). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.468196099
- Smetana, V., & Kramer, M. (2014). Imposing, Maintaining, and Tearing Open the Iron Curtain : The Cold War and East-Central Europe, 1945–1989. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=670088