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An Imaginary War? Culture, Thought and Nuclear Conflict during the Cold War

October 19, 2016, 6:30pm BST - 8:00pm
Cold War Studies Project, LSE IDEAS

Tower 2, room 9.05
Clement's Inn
London WC2A 2AZ
United Kingdom

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Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College

Matthew Grant, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Essex - @mgrnt

Benjamin Ziemann, Professor of Modern German History, University of Sheffield

Chair: Piers Ludlow, Project Head of the Cold War Studies Project and an Associate Professor in the LSE Department of International History.

Collective imaginations of nuclear warfare were a central battleground of the Cold War, fought through war-games and fictitious scenarios.

This panel debate explores the 'imaginary Cold War', from how specific media and national cultures created it to the implications for our understanding of the Cold War and the atomic bomb.

This event is part of the Rethinking the Cold War Lecture Series, a collaboration between the Cold War Studies Project at LSE IDEAS and the Cold War Cultures network at the University of Sheffield, two leading centres in the UK for the study of the Cold War.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions please e-mail us here.

This event will be live-tweeted. Follow @lseideas and @CulturesColdWar, and join the debate on Twitter using #ImaginaryWar

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This event will be recorded, with a podcast available on this page following the event.

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October 19, 2016, 5:00pm BST

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