About Nick Blackbourn
I joined Edinburgh Napier University as a Research Content Officer in August 2016. I graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA History and Economics in 2007 and completed a Master’s Degree in Modern History at the University of St Andrews in 2010.
My doctoral project, also undertaken at St Andrews, examined the Committee on the Present Danger, a pressure group that opposed nuclear arms control and instead argued for increased military spending. Its activities in the late 1970s paved the way for the Reagan Administration’s military build-up.
Research projects currently underway include: the effects of threat estimation on the cold war; the US military build-up of the 1980s; preparations for nuclear conflict in the 1970s and 1980s. My research page is here.
I currently maintain a cold war history blog at stilloutinthecold.net and have contributed to various outlets including the BBC World Service and Gizmodo.
About Still Out in the Cold
Still Out in the Cold is my cold war history focused website. It hosts information on my research projects, a social media wall, and links to various resources.
Blog posts featuring research notes, book reviews, and travelogues are here.
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Still Out in the Cold is a Cold War History website that pulls in relevant social media feeds, hosts a Cold War tourist map, and has links to some fantastic Cold War organisations.
The website is run by Nick Blackbourn