Cold War Wales: Politics, Peace and Culture

Cold War Wales: Politics, Peace and Culture
A One-Day Conference organised by the Centre for Modern and Contemporary Wales
Saturday 26 June 2010

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

9.30-9.35: Coffee and Welcome

9.35-10.00: Dr Hywel Francis, MP, ‘Introductory Remarks and Recollections of Cold War Wales’

(I) WALES AND THE COLD WAR WORLD

10.00-11.00: Wales, East-West Relations and the Nuclear Threat
Discussant: Howard Williamson (University of Glamorgan)

Martin Johnes (Swansea), ‘The Cold War in Welsh History’

Matthew Grant (Manchester University), ‘The Cold War and Voluntary Action in Atomic Age Wales’

(II) POLITICS AND CULTURE IN COLD WAR WALES

11.00-12.00: The Labour Party
Chair: TBC

Stefan Berger (Manchester University)1/Norry LaPorte, ‘Welsh Labour MPs and the GDR’

Robert Griffiths (Cardiff), ‘SO Davies and the Cold War in Wales’

12.00-13.00: Communism and the Cold War
Chair: Chris Williams (Swansea University)

Douglas Jones (Aberystwyth University), ‘The Communist Party, British

National Independence and the National Question in Wales’.

Kevin Morgan(Manchester University) : ‘Harry Pollitt and the Rhondda in Cold War Wales’


Lunch: 13.00-14.00

14.00-15.30: Culture and Politics in Cold War Wales
Chair: Gareth Williams (University of Glamorgan)

Chris Williams, ‘Richard Burton and the Making of “The Spy who came in from in from the Cold”’

Daniel Williams (Swansea University), ”Paul Robeson, Wales and the Cold War’

Gareth Miles (Pontypridd) , ‘Llenyddiaeth Gymraeg a’r Rhyfel Oer’ [Welsh Literature and the Cold War’] in Welsh, with simultaneous translation

15.30-15.40: Coffee

15.40-16.30: Concluding remarks and discussion
Neil Evans (Llafur) and general discussion

Ffi: Dr Norry LaPorte (nlaporte@glam.ac.uk); Dr Fiona Reid (freid1@glam.ac.uk)

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