Call for Applications: Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Fellowship

October 29, 2018

As part of its Initiative on Cultural Power in International Relations, the European Institute offers the Cold War Archives Research (CWAR) Fellowship. The fellowship gives students the opportunity to conduct archival research on the cultural history of the Cold War and develop original research papers based on their findings.

In 2019, the CWAR Fellows will visit the British Library Sound and Moving Image Archives in London, United Kingdom (January 2019) and the University of Arkansas Manuscripts and Archives in Fayetteville, Arkansas (May 2019). Those interested in public and cultural diplomacy, journalistic history, and the engagement of modern Europe with other regions during the Cold War will find abundant resources for productive investigations at archives they will visit with the group. 

The focus of both research ventures is to explore cultural projects. Fellows work as a unit when in the archives and are expected to demonstrate both independent thought and scholarly collaboration. After the conclusion of each research session, the students work on individual research papers. The goal of the project is for fellows to present their research at a conference at Columbia in Fall 2019 and publish peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles.

Applications are now open for the 2019 CWAR Program and accepted until 16 November 2018. Please note that at this stage, only Columbia graduate students are eligible.

Make sure to review all the important details on the Call for Applications and the Application Form before applying. 

For more information about the project and to view interviews with past CWAR Fellows please visit the CWAR Program page.