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The "Cultural Cold War". Towards a Theorization of its Afro-Asian Contexts

Conference organized by Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) und Dr. Gautam Chakrabarti (Freie Universität Berlin).

22.10.2019 – 24.10.2019

Culture was one of the key areas in which the multifaceted geopolitical struggle was played out between the 1950s and 1980s. There is a need – 25-plus years after the end of the Cold War – to collect experiences of and responses to questions regarding the formation of expert networks, philanthropic and/or governmental interventions, and peopleto- people contacts in and across various Afro-Asian and Euro-American countries.

Participants: Ewa Bérard (CNRS-ENS Paris), Milena Dragićević Šešić (University of Arts, Belgrade), Gesine Drews-Sylla (Prag/ Tübingen), Severyan Dyakonov (IHEID Genf), Viviana Iacob (Bukarest), Sophie Lange (HU Berlin), Christian Langer (FU Berlin), Gideon Ime Morison (LMU), Christopher J. Lee (Lafayette), Alexandre Loktionov (Cambridge), Vita Matiss (Riga Graduate School of Law), Danny Orbach (Hebrew University), Inderjeet Parmar (City, University of London), Monica Popescu (McGill University), Sudha Rajagopalan (Amsterdam), Giles P. Scott-Smith (Leiden), Carolien Stolte (Leiden), Rebecca Sturm (Munich), Tal Zalmanovich (Haifa).

Keynote Lecture on 22 Oktober at 6 p.m.:

Prof. Vita Matiss, Ph.D. – "Blackboards to Write Upon: Ibsen's Brand in Riga and Moscow in the 1970's. Moral Dilemmas for the Ages"

Vita Matiss ist Visiting Professor an der Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL).

Keynote Lecture on 23 Oktober at 4 p.m.:

Dr. Carolien M. Stolte – "Afro-Asian Visions: The Cultural Politics of Solidarity Movements during the Early Cold War"

Carolien M. Stolte ist University Lecturer an der Universität Leiden.

Location and Registration

CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München

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