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Federico Romero (University of Florence)

from 27 February 2024 at 05:00 to 01 March 2024 at 18:45

Aula Specola - In presence event

The seminar will explore and discuss how two key phenomena that shaped the second half of the 20th century and our own world interacted, affected and shaped each other. In the social science language, the Cold War and the global were mutually constituted, i.e. they lived in the same space, partook of the same trends, and cannot be understood in separation. While there is much to be said for such conceptual synthesis, that the seminar will duly investigate, it is also useful to unpack such big, inclusive concepts in their various parts, and check out whether there were local specificities and non-global factors, or even separate "Cold Wars" in different regions. The seminar will provide a general view of the Cold War era as it is understood by historians and discuss the relative influence and relevance of its constituent parts.