CITIES AND TRANSNATIONAL INTERACTION. The Cultural Contacts between West and East European Urban Centres during and beyond the Cold War
This research project aims at assessing the nature of cultural interaction between Western and Eastern Europe during the Cold War and its aftermath by exploring the transnational cooperation, networks and contacts between cities, as well as institutions and non-governmental organizations operating in cities. The project introduces a new perspective to the historical research of the Cold War by incorporating cultural Cold War studies into urban history.
The project is a member of the Cold War Research Group -Consortium of the Aleksanteri Institute, funded by the Academy of Finland, and supported by the contributions of the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme (FiDiPro), University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Department of Political Science, Charles University, Prague, Institute of General History, and University of London, Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies.
Project Leader: Professor Marjatta Hietala