Peer Reviewed Articles

2019

Serra Gerardo, Gerits Frank, ‘The Politics of Socialist Education in Ghana: The Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute, 1961-1966’, Journal of African History, forthcoming.

 

‘The Postcolonial Cultural Transaction: Rethinking the Guinea crisis within the French cultural strategy for Africa, 1945-1961’, Cold War History, 19, no. 3 (2019), 1743-7962.

2017                                           

‘Hungry Minds: the Eisenhower Administration and Cultural Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa (1953-1961)’, in Diplomatic History, (February 2017), online.

2016

‘Bandung as the call for a better development project: American, British, French and Gold Coast perceptions of the Afro-Asian Conference (1955)’, in Cold War History, 16, no. 3 (August, 2016), 1-18.

Gerits, Frank, Scott-Smith, Giles, Christiaens, Kim, Goddeeris, Idesbald, ‘The Benelux and the Cold War: Re-interpreting West-West Relations’, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies (The Cold War in the Benelux (1945-1991): Current Trends, New Perspectives), 40, no. 1 (March 2016),1-9.

‘”Défendre l’oeuvre que nous réalisons en Afrique”: Belgian Public Diplomacy and the Global Cold War (1945-1966)’, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies (The Cold War in the Benelux (1945-1991): Current Trends, New Perspectives), 40, no. 1 (March 2016), 68-80.

2015

Gerits, Frank, Scott-Smith, Giles, Christiaens, Kim, Goddeeris, Idesbald, ‘The Low Countries and Eastern Europe during the Cold War: Introduction’, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies (The Cold War in the Benelux (1945-1991): Current Trends, New Perspectives), 39, no. 3 (November 2015), 221-231.

‘When the Bull Elephants Fight’: Nkrumah, the Non-Aligned Movement and Pan-Africanism as an Interventionist Ideology (1957-1966), in International History Review, 37, no. 5 (October 2015), 951-969.

 

 

2013

‘An International Approach to the Cultural Cold War : French Public Diplomacy towards Africa (1945-1965)’, in Zeitenblicke (Special Issue: ‘Current Historiographical Research at the European University Institute’), 12, no. 1 (June 2013), URL: http://www.zeitenblicke.de/2013/1/Gerits/index_html, URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-9-36129.

‘International History at the EUI: An Interview with Federico Romero by Frank Gerits’, in Zeitenblicke (Special Issue: ‘Current Historiographical Research at the European University Institute’), 12, no. 1 (June 2013), URL: http://www.zeitenblicke.de/2013/1/Romero/index_html, URN: urn:nbn:de:0009-9-36316.

 

 

2012

‘Rethinking the Political Economy of Americanization: The Beginning of a Historical Critique’, in The Twentieth Century/Dvacátéstoleté (Charles University Prague/Univerzity Karlovy V Praze), 2, no. 1 (January 2012), 23-39.

 

‘Taking Off the Soft Power Lens: The United States Information Service in Cold War Belgium (1950-1958)’, in The Journal of Belgian History, 42, no. 4 (December 2012), 10-49.

 

Other Scholarly Contributions

2018

‘Pan-African Federation’, Encyclopedia of the British Empire, edited by Mark Doyle Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2018 (pre-order available).

 

Published Collection of Documents
2019

Belgium and Non-Alignment, diplomatieke documenten/documents diplomatiques/ diplomatic documents, the Royal Historical Commission, Brussels, forthcoming 2019.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

2019

 

‘Americanising the Belgian Civilizing Mission: The Belgian Information Center in New York and the Public Diplomacy of Modernisation Projects in the Congo (1945-1961)’, eds. Laurien Crump and Susanna Erlandsson, Margins of the Manoeuvre, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, contribution accepted.

 

‘Chapter 12 The reluctant soft power: 1989 and the European Community’s hesitant turn towards normative power in Africa’, eds. Eleni Braat and Pepijn Corduwener, 1989 and the West, Abingdon: Routledge, 2019. (published on 15 July 2019).

Edited Volumes

 

2016

Scott-Smith Giles, Goddeeris Idesbald, Christiaens Kim, Gerits Frank eds., The Cold War in the Benelux (1945-1991): Current Trends, New Perspectives, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, 40, no. 1 (March 2016).

 

2015

Scott-Smith Giles, Goddeeris Idesbald, Christiaens Kim, Gerits Frank eds., The Cold War in the Benelux (1945-1991): Current Trends, New Perspectives, Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies, 39, no. 3 (November 2015).

Book Reviews

2019

Review of ‘Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination by Getachew, Adom’ in History: The Journal of the Historical Society,  forthcoming, in print 2019.

Review of ‘Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History’ by Preston, Andrew, and Doug Rossinow, eds., in History: The Journal of the Historical Society, May 2019.

Introduction to ‘Alanna O’Malley, ‘The Diplomacy of Decolonisation: American, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964’, Manchester University Press, 2018’, H-Diplo Roundtable Review, forthcoming, in print 2019.

Review of ‘The Cold War: a World History’ by Odd Arne Westad, in History: The Journal of the Historical Society, 104, no. 360, (March 2019), 387-389.

2018

H-Diplo Review of ‘“Playing Cold War politics”: the cold war in Anglo-Kenyan relations in the 1960s by Poppy Cullen’, H-diplo Article Review, 25 July 2018.

2017

H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Jason Parker, Hearts, Minds, Voices US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World, Oxford University Press, 2017.

 

Review of ‘Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War’ by Nancy Mitchell, in History: The Journal of the Historical Society, 102, no. 351 (July 2017), 545-547.

 

Review of ‘the South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire’ by Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, in European Review of History, 24, no. 2 (March 2017), 333-334.

 

2016

Review of ‘Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World’ by Gary Wilder, in European Review of History, 23, no. 1-2 (April 2016), 315-316.

 

2014

Review of ‘Two Roads to Belgrade: the United States, Great Britain, and the First Nonaligned Conference by Robert Rakove’, in H-diplo Article Review, 13 November 2014.

 

Review of ‘Stalin's Curse : Battling for Communism in War and Cold War’ by Robert Gellately, in The European Historical Review, 21, no.2, (published online 28 March 2014)

2013

Review of ‘Interdoc. Een geheim netwerk in de Koude Oorlog’ by Giles Scott-Smith, in Low Countries Historical Review, 128, no. 3, (November 2013).

 

Review of ‘The Shock of America : Europe and the Challenge of the Century’ by Ellwood David, in The European Historical Review, 20, no. 5 (October 2013), 923-924.

 

Review of ‘Civil War and Reconstruction in Washington : Race and Radicalism’ by Robert Harrison, in The European Historical Review, 20, no.2 (April 2013), 324-326.

f.p.l.Gerits@uu.nl  +32475291246

 

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