A seminar series, hosted by New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War, opens on Thursday, January 29, at 5:30 p.m., with a discussion by Andrea Friedman from Washington University on “Bringing Anti-Colonialism Home: Gendering Puerto Rican Nationalism in the Early Cold War.” Friedman is the author of Prurient Interests: Gender, Democracy, and Obscenity in New York City, 1909-1945.
All seminars take place in NYU’s Tamiment Library, 10th floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. They are free and open to the public. For further information, the public may call 212.998.2471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for the United States and the Cold War is a joint project of the Tamiment Library and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Its programs support research on the ways in which the ideological struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union shaped American politics, foreign policy, economics, culture, and society.
A schedule of seminars follows:
- Thurs., Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m. “Unnatural Selection: Population Control and the Struggle to Remake Humanity” by Columbia University’s Matthew Connelly, author of Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population
- Thurs., Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m. “The Transatlantic Cold War and the Second Folk Revival” by Daniel Walkowitz, NYU professor of social and cultural analysis, author of Working with Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity
- Thurs., Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. “The Last Battle of the Cold War: Peace Movements and German Politics in the 1980s” by Ohio State University professor Holger Nehring, whose book Life against Death, a connective history of the British and West German protests against nuclear weapons in the 1950s and early 1960s, is due out from Oxford University Press this year
- Thurs., Mar. 5, 5:30 p.m. “The Strange Commodity of Cultural Exchange: Martha Graham’s State Department Tour of 1955-1956” by Victoria Phillips Geduld, Columbia University
- Thurs., Mar. 12, 5:30 p.m. “From Internationalism to Pluralism: The New York Intellectuals Respond to Soviet Anti-Semitism” by Steven Lee from Stanford University
- Thurs., Mar. 26, 5:30 p.m. “The Cold War and the Nomenclature of the American Left” by University of Edinburgh’s Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of The FBI: A History
- Thurs., April 16, 5:30 p.m. “Maxwell Anderson: A Cold War Life” by Erica Sheen, University of York, co-editor of From Page to Screen: Adaptations of the Classic Novel
- Thurs., April 23, 5:30 p.m. “Students and Citizens on America’s Cold War Military Bases” by MIT professor Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: The Politics of Obligation in America’s First World War
- Thurs., Apr. 30, 5:30 p.m. “Humanity Interrogated: The U.S. Military and the Korean Prisoners of War” by Monica Kim, University of Michigan