Between East and South: Spaces of Interaction in the Globalizing Economy of the Cold War
Anna Calori (SFB 1199 & U Exeter), Anne-Kristin Hartmetz, Bence Kocsev (SFB 1199), Jan Zofka (SFB 1199 & GWZO) & James Mark (U Exeter), eds.
|Publication Date||August 2019|
|Publisher||De Gruyter (Berlin, Germany)|
Dialectics of the Global 3
During the Cold War, alternative globalization projects were underway: socialist Eastern Europe and left-leaning countries in the Third World maintained close economic relations. The two worlds traded and exchanged know-how and technology. This book examines the specific spaces of interaction of these exchanges and discusses the consequences for those projects of globalization undertaken in both world regions.
Anna Calori (SFB 1199, Leipzig University, Germany & University of Exeter, UK)
Anna Calori is completing her PhD in contemporary history at the University of Exeter, where she is part of the Leverhulme Trust–funded project “1989 after 1989 – Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective”. Her current project focuses on economic reforms in late- and post-socialist Yugoslavia (1988–2014), from the perspective of a large, globally engaged industrial complex. For this research, she has conducted oral history, ethnographic, and archival research in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia. After completing her MA studies at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (UCL), Anna also worked in the NGO sector in Kosovo.
Anne-Kristin Hartmetz (SFB 1199, Leipzig University, Germany)
Having studied African studies and history with a focus on East European and global history, her PhD project combines both by analysing relations between Ghana and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Her current research interests include South-East (rather than East-South) relations during the Cold War, transnational history, global aspects of socialism, and economic aspects of Cold War history.
Bence Kocsev (SFB 1199, Leipzig University, Germany)
Bence Kocsev is a researcher working in the project B3 “East-South Relations during the Global Cold War: Economic Activities and Area Studies Interests of East Central European CMEA Countries in Africa”. After having studied history and sociology in Budapest and Amsterdam, he earned his MA degree in history from Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). During his studies, Bence focused on the contemporary history of East Africa and on the Afro-Asian relations. Currently, he is doing his PhD in which he focuses on the question how Hungary contributed to the solution of the African economic problems during the global Cold War and in doing so how the Hungarian researchers enriched the global corpus of African studies.
Prof. James Mark (University of Exeter, UK)
His research addresses the social and cultural history of state socialism in central-eastern Europe, the politics of memory in the area during both socialism and post-socialism, and aims to connect the region to broader global histories and processes through transnational and comparative methods.
He is currently Principal Investigator on three research projects: “1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective’”, “Socialism Goes Global: Cold War Connections Between the ‘Second’ and ‘Third Worlds’” (2015–2019) and “Criminalization of Dictatorial Pasts in Europe and Latin America in Global Perspective” (2016-19).
Dr. Jan Zofka (SFB 1199 & Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), Leipzig University, Germany)
Jan Zofka is a historian specializing in the history of twentieth-century state socialism. He received a PhD from Leipzig U for a dissertation about late- and post-Soviet separatist movements in Crimea and Transnistria (Moldova). Since 2014, he has been researching transnational dimensions of socialist industrialization during the Cold War with a special interest in its connectedness to global developments. After having concentrated on industrial projects and exchange of COMECON states in and with the People’s Republic of China, he will now focus on the infrastructures of trade and agricultural cooperation between Bulgaria and African countries during the global economic expansion from World War II until the 1970s.