32412 Graduate Course

SoSe 13: A Journey Through the Cold War - and Beyond

Andrea Despot

Information for students

Blockseminar Dates: April 12th, 08.30-10.00 hrs: Introduction to the subject & overview May 17th, 09.00-13.30 hrs: Block I: introductory lecture + presentations by students May 31st, 09.00-19.00 hrs: Block II: excursion + storytelling by students at Berlin's cold war sites July 5th, 09.00-16.00 hrs: Block III: presentations + class discussion [+ cold war site/eye witness] July 12th, 08.30-10.00 hrs: Wrap-up & discussion close


This seminar offers a survey of the history of the Cold War both in the world and in Berlin. It aims to exhibit and discuss critically the causes, courses and consequences of this 'era of extremes'. From a global history perspective, the course will examine - beyond the scope of traditional political and diplomatic history - also the narratives and representations of the Cold War history then and today. It will highlight its effects on culture, mentality/collective memory and the conduction of foreign policy. The role of Berlin, both as a hot spot of the Cold War and of memorialization will be explored by tours to some of the cold war sites. Students are asked to participate actively in class. Class schedules will be distributed during the first session. close

Additional appointments

Fri, 2013-04-12 08:30 - 10:00

Andrea Despot

203 Seminarraum (Lansstr. 7 / 9)

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