Contemporary Perspectives on the Nuclear World: Seventy-Five Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki

We would like to invite you to the international conference commemorating Seventy-Five Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which will be held at the University of Sydney from 1-3 October 2020.

Building on the momentum of concern about nuclear issues in grassroots campaigns in Australia, Japan and elsewhere, the conference will explore the political and cultural shifts that accompanied the transition to a nuclear world in the 1940s, and the contemporary geopolitical confrontations over the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Two themes underpin the conference: the socio-political and cultural interpretations of the impact and legacy of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and the current challenges posed by the development of nuclear weapons and the expanding industrial uses of nuclear power. Session topics will include: generational experiences; female experience as victims and activists; art, cinematic and literary responses; civil activism; and post-Hiroshima nuclear accidents.

• Deadline for abstracts: 31 March 2020
• You will be notified whether your abstract has been accepted by 30 April 2020
• Please send your abstracts to: elizabeth.rechniewski@sydney.edu.au

Expected international guest speakers
John Whittier Treat (Yale)
Isao Hashimoto (National Peace Memorial hall, Hiroshima)
Michael Lewis (Michigan)
Ran Weinberg (Pennsylvania)
Kasuyu Yamane (Resuming)

Expected local guest speakers
Tilman Ruff (Melbourne)
Gem Romuald (ICAN)
Dimity Hawkins (Swinburne)
Adam Bronowski (ANU)
Allan Marett (SYD).

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