Cold War Archives Research Fellowship


2018 Call for Applications

2018 Application Form

(Deadline to Apply: Oct 27th, 2017)

As part of its Initiative on Cultural Power in International Relations, the European Institute offers the Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Fellowship. The fellowship was created in 2015 under the name “Radio Free Europe Research Project Fellowship” and was renamed in 2017 to “Cold War Archives Research Fellowship” as the focus was expanded to other cultural and geographical projects.

The project is led by Professor Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History at Columbia, who teaches two courses on the Cold War at Columbia: one on public diplomacy and the other one on soft and hard power. Professor Csaba Békés, Professor of History at Corvinus University in Budapest and Founding Director of the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, and A. Ross Johnson, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Director of Radio Free Europe, serve as advisers to the project.

Applications will be accepted from advanced undergraduate Columbia, Barnard, and General Studies students, and from Columbia graduate students.

The European Institute’s CWAR Fellowship offers to selected Columbia students the opportunity to conduct original archival research on the history of culture and the Cold War. Those interested in public diplomacy, journalistic history, the Cold War, and the engagement of modern Europe with other regions will find abundant resources for productive investigations at archives they will visit with the group.

In 2018, the fellows will visit the following archives:

  • The Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Stanford, California, in January 2018.
  • The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University in Budapest in May/June 2018.

Each session lasts about one week and involves a group of Columbia students accompanied by Dr. Phillips. Students conduct primary research in the archives during the day. Evenings are spent with the faculty advisers, who lead group discussions on research progress.

After the conclusion of each research session, the students work on their research papers to be presented at a conference at Columbia in the Fall 2018 semester. The faculty advisers will work with students who will have authored the most promising papers, and will guide them to transform their papers or senior theses into publishable articles for peer‐reviewed journals in diplomatic or cold war journals.

More information on: previous Cold War Archives Research Conferences.

More information on: previous Cold War Archives Research Fellows.

 

2018 Call for Applications

2018 Application Form

(Deadline to Apply: Oct 27th, 2017)

As part of its Initiative on Cultural Power in International Relations, the European Institute offers the Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Fellowship. The fellowship was created in 2015 under the name “Radio Free Europe Research Project Fellowship” and was renamed in 2017 to “Cold War Archives Research Fellowship” as the focus was expanded to other cultural and geographical projects.

The project is led by Professor Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History at Columbia, who teaches two courses on the Cold War at Columbia: one on public diplomacy and the other one on soft and hard power. Professor Csaba Békés, Professor of History at Corvinus University in Budapest and Founding Director of the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, and A. Ross Johnson, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Director of Radio Free Europe, serve as advisers to the project.

Applications will be accepted from advanced undergraduate Columbia, Barnard, and General Studies students, and from Columbia graduate students.

The European Institute’s CWAR Fellowship offers to selected Columbia students the opportunity to conduct original archival research on the history of culture and the Cold War. Those interested in public diplomacy, journalistic history, the Cold War, and the engagement of modern Europe with other regions will find abundant resources for productive investigations at archives they will visit with the group.

In 2018, the fellows will visit the following archives:

  • The Hoover Institution Library and Archives in Stanford, California, in January 2018.
  • The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives at Central European University in Budapest in May/June 2018.

Each session lasts about one week and involves a group of Columbia students accompanied by Dr. Phillips. Students conduct primary research in the archives during the day. Evenings are spent with the faculty advisers, who lead group discussions on research progress.

After the conclusion of each research session, the students work on their research papers to be presented at a conference at Columbia in the Fall 2018 semester. The faculty advisers will work with students who will have authored the most promising papers, and will guide them to transform their papers or senior theses into publishable articles for peer‐reviewed journals in diplomatic or cold war journals.

More information on: previous Cold War Archives Research Conferences.

More information on: previous Cold War Archives Research Fellows.

 

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