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Making the World Nuclear after Hiroshima

An Interdisciplinary Conference

May 22-23, 2017

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University


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How did the world experience and respond to the 1945 atomic bombings? What did Hiroshima come to symbolize for the global policy frameworks of nuclear technology? How was the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki reconciled with the later development of nuclear weapons? With “Atoms for Peace”? What did we learn about the impact of radiation on human health and the environment, and what role did such knowledge play in the making of the nuclear world? In sum, how has the world come to live with the nuclear presence that is part of our life today? The workshop will revisit these enduring questions in light of new sources and recent scholarship. We hope to synthesize the current knowledges and identify research areas to be pursued in the future.

Colloque international organisé par Kyoko sato (U. Stanford, STS program), Bernadette Bensaude Vincent (U. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, CETCOPRA), Soraya Boudia (U. Paris Descartes, Cermes3)

avec le soutien du France-Stanford Center et du Partner University Fund

Voir le programme sur le site http://hiroshimaconference.weebly.com/