[H-verkko] CFP: Conf on East-West cultural exchanges and the Cold War

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Conf on East-West cultural exchanges and the Cold War

East-West cultural exchanges and the Cold War 
(Jyväskylä, Finland, 14-16 June 2012)
Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2011

This multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the vast and
mostly uncharted role played by cultural exchange and cultural
currents in the development of the Cold War, especially in the
context of East-West relations. 

Cultural exchange in the Cold War has received little attention
compared to traditional areas of Cold War studies: diplomacy,
military affairs, and even economics. Although the cultural Cold War
has in recent years received growing attention internationally, the
research is still very scattered. With this conference we aim to
bring together research concerned with cultural exchanges during the
Cold War era, both from the East and the West. Furthermore, we hope
to encourage a theoretical discussion about the still rather vague
definition of the cultural Cold War, and indeed about the validity of
the concept itself.

Possible paper topics include, but are not limited to:
  * Soviet cultural diplomacy and cultural initiatives
  * Western tourism in the East / Eastern tourism in the West
  * Everyday experiences of cultural exchanges 
  * Trans-national networks across the Iron Curtain
  * Media as an agent in cultural exchange (incl. program exchange)
  * Concrete and imagined borders
  * Material and consumer cultures
  * Festivals and international cultural competitions 

Keynote speakers: Susan E. Reid (Sheffield U.) & Aili Aarelaid-Tart
(Tallinn U.)

Conference website: http://culturalcoldwar.blogspot.com/

Organizers: Simo Mikkonen (U. of Jyväskylä), Pia Koivunen (U. of
Tampere), Pekka Suutari (U. of Eastern Finland)
Contact and further information: eastwestculture at gmail.com

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Simo Mikkonen <simo.m.mikkonen at jyu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 20.06.2012
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://culturalcoldwar.blogspot.com/