The Cold War: A Global History (HISM027)

30 credits

While usually considered as a nearly five-decade rivalry among the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, the Cold War was also a global process involving a range of geographical regions and actors. This course will offer new perspectives on the Cold War, which bring multiple international networks, nations and localities to the front. The module will move beyond political history and will explore various aspects such as science, economy and social movements. Finally, it will consider the limits to what the Cold War paradigm can explain about 20th century history.