This MA course focuses on transnational European history during the Cold War and its aftermath. While discourses on the Cold War and the Iron Curtain portray a deeply divided Europe, those illuminating European integration emphasise unity and the crossing or even overcoming of state border lines. In this course we unravel contacts, connections and convergences within and between different parts of Europe from below and up close. No prior knowledge, experience or skills in transnational history, Cold War history or transformation history are required. Each lecture provides you with an abstract, information about the author and suggested reading material from the author that will help you to deepen your understanding of the individual topics. The recordings date from 2021 and 2022.
The series is available on two platforms: