AGUSTÍN COSOVSCHI

A HISTORIAN OF THE COLD WAR

I am a historian working on political and intellectual history, with a primary focus on South East Europe. My interests include the history of Eastern European socialism and the history of the global Cold War. My latest work deals with the history of Yugoslav non-alignment, as well as with the history of dissidence in Europe. I am also interested in the use of digital methods in historical research, in the practice of public humanities, and in Yiddish culture and literature.

Agustín Cosovschi

I am currently based in Paris and work as an assistant at the project DISSINVENT (Université Paris Nanterre – Université de Paris) which aims to identify and render more visible and accessible the documents and collections produced by the Eastern European dissidents exiled in France between 1945 and 1991. I also work as a Visiting Lecturer in contemporary history at the École Européenne de Sciences Politiques et Sociales in Lille. I am also a postdoctoral fellow at the project “Photographing Revolution: Images of Cuban Solidarity in Transnational Contexts” funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and a research associate at the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques in Paris.


I have recently delivered a manuscript for Éditions Karthala in France about the transformation of Yugoslav social sciences during the crisis and breakup of the country, provisionally entitled Faire de la science en temps de crise: les sciences sociales yougoslaves face à la dissolution du pays.

Before settling in Paris, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin and at the University of Graz. I completed my PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in France and the University of San Martín in Argentina.

Apart from research and teaching, I frequently write for the Argentine press. I also tweet regularly on @cosovschi.

keywords for my research

political and intellectual history; Eastern European history; Yugoslavia; global Cold war; dissidence; transnational and global history