PhD Opportunity: The Cold War in Global Perspectives

The Department of History invites applications for a PhD in History focused on exploring the Cold War in global perspectives. Particular themes could include post-colonial security issues, such as defence and/or military assistance relations between the superpowers, the former metropoles or other West European countries and African states, conflicts, human rights or peace keeping. We would particularly welcome applications which avoid a Eurocentric perspective.

The Department of History has a strong and growing reputation for research in this field with three new appointments complementing the thematic expertise of existing staff. The department is launching a new MA in Military and International History in 2019 and are thus growing research communities in this field. You are also likely to benefit from a variety of Cold War-related projects in the department, as well as staff roles on international academic bodies and Marco Wyss’s editorial roles including the International Journal of Military History and Historiography, and the book series ‘New Perspectives on the Cold War’ (Brill).

Please contact Dr Marco Wyss ( to discuss your interest in this fully funded PhD.

La Démographie Politique du Conflit au Mali

Cette étude examine la relation entre les confits et les tendances démographiques au Mali – notamment la fécondité, la mortalité et la migration. La démographie du Mali est similaire à celle des pays voisins, le Niger, le Burkina Faso et la Guinée, et refète des tendances plus larges à travers l’Afrique subsaharienne : croissance démographique rapide, taux de fécondité élevés, services gouvernementaux médiocres et une augmentation de la population jeune urbaine au chômage. Ces facteurs agrégés peuvent exposer un pays à un plus grand risque de confit, mais, contrairement aux attentes, ils n’offrent pas réellement une explication causale au conflit au Mali.

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Originally published on UQAM