Conference Judging The Past in a Post-Cold War World

February 17, 2015
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Judging the Past in a Post Cold-War World Date: 28 September, 2015 – 09:00 – 30 September, 2015 – 17:30 Venue: HRC Conference Room Bldg # 14, ANU The collapse of the Soviet Union accelerated the search for justice and truth on the part of many millions of people whose lives had been overshadowed by the...
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A Small War in Cameroon: looking back on the events of 1955-64

October 27, 2014
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Elizabeth Rechniewski, University of Sydney Over the last decade there has been great interest in the origins and development of COIN theory and the success or otherwise of its practical application in fields including Indochina and Algeria, not least because of the influence of the ‘French School’ of counter-revolutionary warfare on contemporary American military...
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Screening the Past in a Post Cold War World

August 16, 2014
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Screening the Past in a Post Cold War World  Friday 26 and Saturday 27 September 2014 Old Geology Building, University of Sydney Recent films from Chile/Cuba, Catalonia/Spain, France/Algeria and Indonesia explore the troubled legacies of the Cold War. The themes that the films evoke carry a powerful resonance today: the violence and disintegration as...
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Review of Henry Rousso: La dernière catastrophe

January 27, 2013
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Henry Rousso, La dernière catastrophe: l’histoire, le présent, le contemporain. Paris: Gallimard, Nrf essais, 2012.  Pp. 338. 21 euros. Henry Rousso’s essay offers a wide-ranging reflection on what it means to write the ‘history of the present’, a field which, in recent decades, has moved from the margins of history to its very centre.  His aim...
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After the Cold War

December 11, 2012
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The year 1989 signalled the end of the Cold War that had bound the USA and the Soviet Union in a competitive embrace. With the collapse of the Soviet Union the intellectual and political frameworks that had sustained Cold war conflict lost salience, however, important residues of that era continued to permeate global discourse....
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