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“Book Diplomacy” in the Cultural Cold War: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Keynote Lecture: Greg Barnhisel (Duquesne University)
Thursday 28 April 2022 - Friday 29 April 2022
To be determined

Books have long been an essential medium for spreading ideas and values, and this was particularly the case during the Cold War. This conference invites researchers from different disciplines and perspectives to further investigate the role and importance of books in the Cold War. Introducing a book-centered, materialist approach creates space for reconsidering the methods and consequences of how publications were sponsored, translated, distributed and received as tools of “soft power.”

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