New encyclopedia of the Cold War, to be published by Routledge, seeks authors. This work aims to reflect the innovative, multi-national and multi-disciplinary nature of the new field of Cold War History/Cold War Studies (without ignoring more traditional approaches). Both broad, conceptual and more specific individual topics remain unassigned.
For the past year a team of scholars -- listed below -- has been recruiting contributors for a multivolume encyclopedia of the Cold War, to be published by Routledge. MTM Publishing, a book packaging firm in New York City, is coordinating the development and production of this
reference work. The encyclopedia aims to be the first upper-level reference work on the Cold War to take advantage of advances in Cold War studies following the fall of the Soviet Union and the opening up of various national archives.
We are pleased to have attracted a stellar group of participants, ranging from grad students to full professors; dozens of H-Net readers are no doubt among them. In the meantime, more than 75% of the projected entries
have been assigned.
Among the remaining entries are a significant number of conceptual categories, such as "arms control", "capitalism", "communism", "democracy", "embargoes", and "international law." We recognize that it is more challenging to pen 3,500 words about "capitalism" in relation to the Cold War than it is to write up a short definition of, say, the "Iron Curtain" or the "Khmer Rouge" (both of which are also unassigned!). Nevertheless, we hope that some of you will welcome this challenge as an opportunity to think in broad terms
about the multi-faceted nature of the Cold War.
For further information about this project, please see
To consult the full list of headwords, click on "Access TOBIN" (on the left side of the page) and enter username = level4, password = guestcold.
Once you have identified some prospective entries, please write to Tim Anderson <TAnderson@mtmpublishing.com> or one of the editors below to express your interest. Please include also a brief paragraph noting current affiliation, current research, and recent publications or conference presentations. You may also wish to attach a cv.
Contributors will be recompensed according to the length of their entry. Those crafting two or more entries will also receive a full copy of the encyclopedia set.
The encyclopedia's advisory editors, alphabetically:
Will Gray, Purdue University <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archive <email@example.com>
Jeremi Suri, University of Wisconsin-Madison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ruud van Dijk, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee <email@example.com>
Qiang Zhai, Auburn University <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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