Tallinn University, Estonia

20-21 June 2019

The Bondian Cold War: The Transnational Legacies of a Cold War Icon

20-21 June 2019, Tallinn University.


To be held in Room M225, Mares Building School of Humanities, Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia.


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Keynote Speech:

Gill Bennett, OBE, Chief Historian of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office from 1995-2005, and Senior Editor of the UK’s official history of British foreign policy, Documents on British Policy Overseas. Author of Churchill’s Man of Mystery: Desmond Morton and the World of Intelligence (2006) and Six Moments of Crisis: Inside British Foreign Policy (2013).

‘Beyond Bond:  Disinformation, Espionage and Geopolitics.’


Other contributions by:

Dr Tarik Cyril Amar (Koç University, Istanbul) Author, The Paradox of Ukrainian Lviv: a Borderland City between Stalinists, Nazis, and Nationalists, (2015).

‘Secretive Affinities and Public Censure: Two TV Spy Heroes of the Cold War East and James Bond.’


Dr Muriel Blaive (Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague). Editor, Perceptions of Society in Communist Europe. Regime Archives and Popular Opinion (2018).

‘Unlock the 007 in you: James Bond in Prague.’ 


Dr Martin D. Brown (Tallinn University), Lead Researcher, Centre of Excellence in Intercultural Studies, School of Humanities. Editor, Slovakia in History (2013).

‘Taking the Bondian Cold War Seriously.’  


Dr Monica Germanà (Westminster University). Author, Bond Girls: Body, Fashion and Gender (Forthcoming, 2019).

‘That would not be kulturny’: Fashion at the Time of Socialism.’

Dr Ronald Granieri (University of Pennsylvania). Author, The Ambivalent Alliance: Konrad Adenauer, the CDU/CSU, and the West, 1949-1966 (2002).

‘Bond Re:Bourne: Transatlantic Translations of Espionage Heroism.’

Dr Joseph Oldham (University of Hull), author of Paranoid Visions: Spies, Conspiracies and the Secret State in British Television Drama, (2017).

‘No James Bonds in this business’: Covert Action at the End of Détente in The Sandbaggers (ITV, 1978-80).

Dr Christopher Moran (University of Warwick). Author, Company Confessions: Secrets, Memoirs, and the CIA (2016), co-editor of the Journal of Intelligence History.

‘The Secret Life of Ian Fleming: Spies, Lies, and Social Ties.’


Dr Tatiana Prorokova (University of Vienna) Author of Docu-Fictions of War: U.S. Interventionism in Film and Literature (2019)

‘Cinematic Reimagining of the Cold War in the 2010s.’


Including a special screening of ‘Dead SeasonMyortvyy sezon)’ 1968 directed by Savva Kulish with an introduction by Dr Karsten Brüggemann (Tallinn University).



This conference is supported by the (European Union) European Regional Development Fund (Tallinn University's ASTRA project, activity A7).