Department of Politics and Society

Conference programme

Preliminary Programme for International Conference, 27-29 May 2020 on ‘If the War Comes’, Aalborg University

Photo: The house disguising the entrance to the REGAN Vest bunker.

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The programme for the virtual conference is available here 

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Programme at a glance

All registered participants will receive a Zoom link to the conference two days before the conference starts.

Wednesday 5 May 2021

10:00                Welcome

10:15-11:00      Keynote: Dr. Matthew Grant, University of Essex (GB): The Cold War and the remaking of British
                         Citizenship (confirmed)

11:00-11:30      Coffee break

11:30-14:30      Paper session I:Nuclear power and the remaking of citizenship and civil society after 1945
                         (Interrupted by lunch)

12:30-13:30      Lunch break

14:45-15:45      Virtual guided tour of REGAN VEST

Thursday 6 May 2021

09:30-10:15      Keynote: Marie Cronqvist, Lund University (Sweden): Cold War and warm welfare:
                         The contribution of cultural history to the study of civil defence in Scandinavia

10:15-10:45      Coffee break

10:45-14:30      Paper session II:
                         Shelters as Cold War (cultural) history

12:30-13:30      Lunch break

14:30-15:00      Coffee break

15:00-15:15      Informal virtual gathering

Friday 7 May 2021

10:00-10:45      Keynote: Heike Hollunder, Museumsleiterin, Dokumentationsstätte Regierungsbunker,
                         Bonn: Exhibiting and narrating Cold War civil history (confirmed)

10:45-11:15      Coffee break

11:15-12:15      Paper session III: Exhibiting and narrating Cold War civil history

12:15-13:15      Lunch break

13:15-14:45      Paper session IV: Nuclear Cold War technology

14:45-15:00      Closing of the conference


Conference coordinator Marianne Rostgaard

Conference secretary Julie Skibsted Larsen

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Photo courtesy of The Historical Museum of Northern Jutland.