December: The Atomic Heritage Conference Report is printed and published online here, and the project is concluded.
August 3-8: Egle Rindzeviciute organizes the panel “Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture and Infrastructure: Shaping Difficult Heritage, Making Society” at the 10th World Virtual Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, hosted by Concordia University. In the panel, Egle Rindzeviciute also presents the paper “Nuclear Power and Cultural Heritage in Russia”, Tatiana Kasperski presents the paper “From Legacy to Heritage: Changing Definitions of Cold War Military Nuclear Waste in Post-Soviet Russia”, and Andrei Stsiapanau presents the paper “From Siting to Hosting: Radioactive Waste Governance and Nuclear Communities in Russia”. Montréal, Canada [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
August 3-6: Anna Storm presents the paper “When we have left the nuclear territories: Nonhuman entanglements with radioactive remains” at Streams: Transformative Environmental Humanities, Stockholm, Sweden, [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
July 25-31: Anna Storm presents the paper “Atomic fish: Sublime and non-sublime nuclear nature imaginaries” at the 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
June 15-19: The Atomic Heritage research team organizes a final project conference online. See blogpost.
June 2-4: Anna Storm presents a paper at the The National Conference on History of Technology and Science, Uppsala, Sweden [RESCHEDULED to 2022 due to Covid-19].
May 10: Anna Storm gives a filmed interview for a coming exhibition about Ågesta nuclear power plant at the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology.
May 5–7: Tatiana Kasperski and Anna Storm present the paper “Eternal care: Nuclear waste as toxic legacy and future fantasy” at Hazardous Hope: Exploring New Ways of Narrating Toxic Bodies and Landscape, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, Germany, 2021 [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
March 15–17: Tatiana Kasperski and Anna Storm present the paper “Eternal care: Nuclear waste as toxic legacy and future fantasy” at The material life of time: The 2nd international Temporal Belongings conference, digital event, 2021.
March 16: Tatiana Kasperski presents the paper “De Tchernobyl à Astravets : l’histoire et la mémoire du nucléaire en Biélorussie” at International conference Penser Fukushima: Ruptures et continuités de la catastrophe at School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, France, digital event.
March 11: Tatiana Kasperski presents the paper “De Tchernobyl à Astravets: le projet nucléaire de Loukachenko” at International conference La crise politique en Biélorussie: révolution ou transition?, Bordeaux University, France, digital event.
March 11: Tatiana Kasperski participates in the public discussion “Tchernobyl et Fukushima, 35 ans et 10 ans après. Quels héritages ?” organized by the BULAC (University Library of Languages and Civilizations), Paris, France, hybrid event, see the video of public discussion (in French) here.
December 20: Kasperski gives an interview on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl NPP closure for the French international channel TV5, during the daily evening news show “64′ Le Monde en français”, (the excerpt of the daily show can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tm6P6tU9Ow&feature=youtu.be)
November 26: Andrei Stsiapanau gives a lecture for PhD students of the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) at Södertörn University Sweden.
November 23: Anna Storm is guest speaker at the DIIS (Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier) webinar “Romanticizing the Past, Imagining the Future: Nostalgic Longing in Times of Uncertainty” organized by Lis Kayser [CANCELLED due to illness].
November 18: Anna Storm gives the invited public presentation “Ågesta, Sverige och kärnkraften” on the history and heritage of Ågesta nuclear power plant, in Stockholm University’s series of public events, Stockholm/Farsta, Sweden. Together with Fredrik Krohn Andersson. [RESCHEDULED to 2021 due to Covid-19]
November 13: Tatiana Kasperski presents a paper “Re-imagining and re-imaging nuclear waste in post-Soviet Russia” at the XVI meeting of the Catalan Society for the History of Science and Technology [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
October 22: Tatiana Kasperski gives an annual inaugural talk “Forgetting Chernobyl, Embracing the Atom? The Politics of Radioactivity in Belarus” for the Master of the History of Science at the The Autonomous University of Barcelona [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
October 19: Andrei Stsiapanau presents an invited paper on the new nuclear waste strategy in Russia at the CBEES Advanced Seminar, Södertörn University, Sweden, online.
October 14: Tatiana Kasperski presents her book Les politiques de la radioactivité. Tchernobyl et la mémoire nationale en Biélorussie contemporaine at the monthly debate organized by Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris, France. You can listen to the recorded presentation (in French) here.
September 30: Anna Storm gives the invited presentation “Social Contracts of the Mono-Industrial Town: A Proposed Typology of a Historic Phenomenon and Contemporary Challenge”, based on an article co-authored with Tatiana Kasperski with the same title, in the Society for Industrial Archaeology’s (SIA) online session series. The presentation will be available also on the SIA YouTube channel.
September 25: Tatiana Kasperski gives a filmed interview for the documentary “Tchernobyl, la dernière bataille de l’URSS”, created for the French TV channel Toute l’Histoire and directed by Thibault Férié. The documentary was first broadcasted on TV on May 3rd, 2021, https://lcp.fr/presse/communiques-de-presse/tchernobyl-la-derniere-bataille-de-l-urss-debatdoc-lundi-3-mai-a-20h30.
September 15-19: The Atomic Heritage research team organizes a final project conference in Vilnius and Visaginas/Ignalina, Lithuania [RESCHEDULED to 2021 due to Covid-19].
September 2020-January 2021: Andrei Stsiapanau is a Swedish Institute Visby research fellow at Tema Technology and Social Change at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
August 31 – September 3: Tatiana Kasperski presents the paper “From Nuclear Carnivals to ‘Geek’ Picnics: Engaging the Public in Nuclear Power in post-Soviet Russia,” at the ESHS Conference Visual, Material and Sensory Cultures of Science, Bologna, Italy [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
August 26-30: Egle Rindzeviciute organizes a roundtable discussion on “The Futures of Nuclear Cultural Heritage: Taking Cultural Policy Beyond Residual Governance”, in which, among others, Anna Storm participates. Anna Storm also presents the paper “Eternal care: Nuclear waste as toxic legacy and future fantasy”, and chairs the session “Conflict Heritage and Conflicted Heritages 1”, all at the conference ACHS 2020: Futures, Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, at the University College London, UK [turned into a digital event due to Covid-19].
August 5-8: Anna Storm presents a paper and co-organize a “stream” at the conference STREAMS, Transformative Environmental Humanities, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden [RESCHEDULED to 2021 due to Covid-19].
August 5-7: Tatiana Kasperski participates as a commentator in the virtual workshop “75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Science and the Contested Histories of Radiation Exposure” hosted by the Oregon State University Downwinders Project, US.
August 5-7: Anna Storm participates in the virtual pre-conference “Streaming Streams”, Transformative Environmental Humanities, hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
August 4-9: Egle Rindzeviciute organizes the session “Soviet and Post-Soviet Culture and Infrastructure: Shaping Difficult Heritage, Making Society” at the International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) World Congress 2020. Tatiana Kasperski and Andrei Stsiapanau present papers in the session. Montreal, Canada [RESCHEDULED to 2021 due to Covid-19].
June 11-13: Tatiana Kasperski presents a paper “Toxic pollution or national resource? Conflicts over radioactive waste in contemporary Russia” at Re-Opening the Bin Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden [RESCHEDULED to 2021 due to Covid-19].
May 28-29: Anna Storm gives the invited presentation “Utopia, Apocalypse and Everyday Normality: Atomic Heritages in the Making” at the workshop Politics of World Heritage at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. [RESCHEDULED due to Covid-19]
May 13: Anna Storm gives the keynote address “Scars: Living with ambiguous pasts” at HERILAND: Workshop – Masterclass on Changing Environments, theme Post-industrial landscapes, emerging public spaces and heritage values, organized by the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden [turned into a webinar due to Covid-19].
March 31: Andrei Stsiapanau gives an invited presentation in the seminar series STRIPE at Tema T, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. [CANCELLED due to Covid-19]
March 12: Anna Storm and Fredrik Krohn Andersson give an invited public presentation about the Ågesta nuclear power plant in the series “Vetenskap för vetgiriga” organized by Stockholm University at Kulturhuset Fanfaren, Farsta, Sweden. [CANCELLED due to Covid-19]
February 7: Together with Elise Alloin and Teva Meyer, Florence Fröhlig organizes a study visit to the Fessenheim nuclear power plant, France.
January 29: Egle Rindzeviciute gives the invited presentation “Cybernetic Prediction and the Late Modern Governance” at the seminar series ValueS at Tema T, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
January 28: Egle Rindzeviciute and Anna Storm give the invited presentation “Urban nuclear reactors and the security theatre: The making of atomic heritage in Chicago, Moscow and Stockholm” at the seminar series of Tema Q, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
January-June: Andrei Stsiapanau is a Swedish Institute Visby research fellow at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
December 27, 2019 to February 8, 2020: Florence Fröhlig conducts archival research at Archives Nationales in Saint-Denis, at the Centre des archives économiques et financières at Savigny-le-Temple, at the Centre des Archives diplomatiques du ministère des Affaires étrangères at La Courneuve, and the local Bibliothèque nationale universitaire de Strasbourg and Archives Départementales du Haut-Rhin in Colmar, France.
December 16: Anna Storm co-organizes a meeting about documentation and conservation of the Ågesta nuclear power plant, and gives a presentation on “Kärnkraft som kulturav: Nationella och internationella utblickar” at the National Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
December 12-13: Andrei Stsiapanau presents the paper “Public negotiations about nuclear waste disposal in Russia” and Egle Rindzeviciute is a member of the scientific committee and comments on a session at the international workshop The nuclear and social science nexus: challenges and opportunities for speaking across the disciplinary divide, organized by NEA, Paris, France. See blogpost.
December 11: Florence Fröhlig and Andrei Stsiapanau participate in the symposium Imaginaires Nucléaires organized by l’IRSEM at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France.
December 4: Florence Fröhlig co-organizes and participates in the roundtable Se suspendre aux lendemains… de Fessenheim together with artist Elise Alloin and geographer Teva Meyer at the Kunsthalle of Mulhouse at the occasion of the Transregional artistic event Regionale 20, Mulhouse, France. See blogpost.
December 3-12: Florence Fröhlig on fieldwork in Fessenheim, Mulhouse and Paris, France.
November 11: Anna Storm organizes a seminar with Esther Breithoff (Birkbeck, University of London) and Rodney Harrison (University College London) presenting on “Making Futures in End Times: Nature conservation in the Anthropocene”, KTH Royal institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
November 7-8: Anna Storm is invited participant in the session “Critical heritage in more than human worlds” at the symposium Critical Heritage: Current Discourse and Global Challenges at the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden.
October 24-27: The research team organizes the open session Atomic Heritage: Assembling Atomic Cultures, Communities and Knowledge, at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy. See blogpost.
October 22: Egle Rindzeviciute is invited to present “Decolonising Post-Soviet Nuclear Imaginaries” at a workshop Decolonising the Nuclear, organised by Ele Carpenter and Warren Harper, Goldsmiths, London, the UK.
October 9: Florence Fröhlig gives an invited presentation at a seminar organized by the Centre de recherches sur les économies, les sociétés, les arts et les techniques (CRESAT), Université de Haute-Alsace, Mulhouse, France.
October 8: Florence Fröhlig gives an invited presentation “Fessenheim: mémoires plurrielles – mémoires croisées” at an open symposium organized by RhinEdits (Upper Rhin Archives for amateur films) at Mulhouse Music Auditorium, France.
October 7-11: Florence Fröhlig on fieldwork in Fessenheim, France.
October 3: Anna Storm is invited speaker in a public conversation about nuclear power and climate change, organized by the publisher Fri Tanke and the Royal Swedish Academy at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden.
October 2-3: Anna Storm participates in the concluding conference of the Seed Box program “Environmental Humanities: Modes of Thinking and Being Ecological” at Linköping University, Sweden.
September 26: Anna Storm presents the Atomic Heritage project and the wider research area at the opening day for LiU Humanities, a forum for cross-disciplinary research and collaborations at Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
September 12-15: Florence Fröhlig presents the paper “Fessenheim – a Nuclear Power Plant for Peace” at the Conference of the International Academy of the History of Science, in Athens, Greece.
September 9-12: Egle Rindzeviciute organises an international workshop on “Interpreting Nuclear Cultural Heritage” in Thurso, Scotland, in partnership with the Dounreay nuclear site, Scotland, UK. Anna Storm participates and gives an invited talk at the workshop. See blogpost.
June: Egle Rindzeviciute on fieldwork in Thurso, Scotland, UK.
June: Florence Fröhlig on fieldwork in France.
May 27: Anna Storm participates in a video and podcast recording at SSM, The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, for their Youtube series “Avvecklingsresan” and podcast “Strålsäkert“, Stockholm, Sweden.
May 24: Tatiana Kasperski and Anna Storm participate in a seminar with international experts on nuclear waste organized by MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, Stockholm, Sweden.
May 23: In the company of Mr Igor Lozhnikov from the Leningrad nuclear power plant, the Atomic Heritage research team visit the final repository for short-lived radioactive waste (SFR) in Forsmark, Sweden. See blog post.
May 21-23: Anna Storm, Tatiana Kasperski, Andrei Stsiapanau and Florence Fröhlig participate in the workshop Information and memory for future decision making – radioactive waste and beyond, co-hosted by Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste (Kärnavfallsrådet), Linnaeus University and National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), Stockholm, Sweden. See blog post.
May 12-20: Tatiana Kasperski and Andrei Stsiapanau on joint fieldwork in Saint Petersburg and Sosnovyj Bor, Russia.
April 20-24: Egle Rindzeviciute and Julia Lajus visit Murmansk, Russia. Fieldwork at the First Nuclear Icebreaker “Lenin” museum, Russia.
April 17-20: Egle Rindzeviciute visits the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. Fieldwork at F-1, Kurchatov Memorial House and the Kurchatov Institute museums, Russia.
April 16: Florence Fröhlig attends the launching of the journal kunstlicht on nuclear aesthetics in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
April 8 and 10: Tatiana Kasperski lectures on “Science, Technology and Power in the Soviet Union” and “Political Change and Nuclear Energy in Post Soviet Spaces” at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain.
March 27-29: Anna Storm presents the paper “When we have left the nuclear territories: Nonhuman entanglements with radioactive remains” at the Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagar [History of Science and Technology conference], Kiruna, Sweden.
March 15: Egle Rindzeviciute is convening a seminar “Assembling Nuclear Cultural Heritage: The Practices of Collection,” Kingston University London. Participants: Dr Irina Klopova (Deputy Director of Rosatom Historical-Cultural Centre), Dr Linara Dovydaityte (Head of Art History Department, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania) and Robin Tarbet (Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Kingston University, the UK). More information here, London, UK.
March 4: Anna Storm presents the paper “Atomic fish: Sublime and non-sublime nuclear nature imaginaries” at the higher seminar at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
February 8: Anna Storm is interviewed for the German science podcast “Undoder zum Quadrat” on the issue of memory and knowledge transfer to future generations with regard to nuclear waste.
January 29-31: In cooperation with Dr Aro Velmet (Oxford and the University of Southern California), Egle Rindzeviciute designes and deliveres a workshop “Cybernetic Dreams Across the Soviet and Post-Soviet Divide,” at the eighth postgraduate winter school The Humanities and Posthumanities: New Ways of Being Human (Tallinn University), Estonia.
January 28-February 2: Florence Fröhlig on fieldwork in Fessenheim, France.
January 25: Egle Rindzeviciute convenes the inaugural workshop of the AHRC research network “Nuclear Cultural Heritage: From Knowledge to Practice,” Kingston University London, the UK. In addition to academics, the workshop is attended by the representatives of Andrei Sakharov Foundation, Khlopin Radium Institute Museum, Science Museum in London, the National Museum of Science and Technology in Scotland, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland, and the Regional Visaginas Museum. Please find more information about the event and the network here, London, UK.
January 18-20: Workshop for the research team in Barcelona, Spain. See blog post.
January 17-18: With Tatiana Kasperski as the main organizer, the Atomic Heritage project team co-arranges an international conference on the topic of “Nuclear technology in the context of political change” at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. Tatiana Kasperski presents the paper “Same reactors, different politics? Nuclear power in post-Soviet Russia and Ukraine”, Egle Rindzeviciute presents the paper “The politics of revealing: The making of nuclear cultural heritage in Russia?” and Andrei Stsiapanau presents the paper “Nuclear power in transition: Ignalina NPP from Soviet to Lithuanian rule”, while Anna Storm chairs sessions and discussions, Barcelona, Spain. See blog post.
January-June: Egle Rindzeviciute is visiting scholar at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University, UK.
January: Egle Rindzeviciute is appointed as an Advisory Board Member of Sapiens, an editorially independent magazine of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. See Sapiens.
December 19: Anna Storm gives the paper “Scars: Living with ambiguous pasts” at a lunch seminar at the School of Global Studies at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
December 18: Anna Storm gives the keynote lecture “Claiming the contradictions of post-industrial urban wastelands” as part of the series Heritage, borders and marginality within the theme of “Post-Industrial city: heritage, futures, and present conflicts” organized by the Department of Conservation and Valand Academy at Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
December 18: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited talk “Soviet Climate Science as a Source of New Imaginaries of Global Governance,” at an international workshop Cold War and Environmental Sciences: Circulations, exchanges and cooperation between the East and the West, 1950s-1990s, organised by Dr Jonathan Oldfield, the Royal Geographic Society, London, the UK.
November 29-30: Anna Storm gives an invited paper at the international workshop “Technology’s Temporal Regimes” at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Institute of Technology Futures, Karlsruhe, Germany.
November 28: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited lecture at the Baltic Defence College Senior Leaders Course 2018, “Back to Nuclear Age”. Flag officers and their civilian equivalents from 13 countries. Lecture “Nuclear Winter: The Environmental Impact of Nuclear Weapons,” the Ministry of Defence, Vilnius, Lithuania.
November 26: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited paper “The Politics of Nature in the Late Soviet Union,” the colloquium at the Imre Kertesz Kolleg, the University of Jena, Germany.
November 23: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited paper at a workshop “Rethinking Cold War Science – Cooperation and Competition beyond Borders”, organised by the German Research Foundation (DFG) group “Cooperation and Competition in the Sciences” at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
November 23: Florence Fröhlig attends the workshop “Mémoire industrielle, facteur de prévention du risque” organized by the CERDACC (Centre Européen de Recherche sur le Droit des Accidents Collectifs et des Catastrophes), Colmar, France. See blog post.
November 15-16: Anna Storm gives the invited paper “Scars: Living with ambiguous pasts” at the workshop ”Shifting landscapes and the politics of space” at Södertörn University, Sweden.
November 12: Florence Fröhlig participates in the launching of the research project “Observatory of the Dismantling and the Reconversion of Fessenheim’s territory”, University of Haute Alsace, Mulhouse, France. See blog post.
November 2: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited paper “Soviet Policy Sciences and Earth System Governmentality,” lunch seminar, Gothenburg Research Institute, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
October 15-18: Florence Fröhlig participates in a workshop on the decommissioning of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant and the energy prospects along the Upper Rhine Valley, Conseil Départemental du Haut-Rhin, France. See blog post.
October 5-6: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited paper “The Cultural Governance of the Atom,” the final conference of a research project Governing science, governing by science. Science and technology in the Soviet Union (1945-1991), the Higher School of Economics- National Research University, Moscow, Russia.
September 25: Anna Storm moderates a panel discussion on the Ågesta nuclear power plant, “Kulturarv som skaver: Ågesta”, organized by the Stockholm County Museum and the Workers’ Educational Association (ABF) in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden. See blog post.
September 22: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited talk “The Power of Systems: How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World,” at Cybernetics Society’s 50th Year Conference, King’s College London, the UK.
September 21: Anna Storm gives the invited paper “Ambiguous pasts: Retrospective and prospective memory strategies” at the seminar Preservation in 400 years: Where are we in 50 years? at the Swedish National Archives, Stockholm, Sweden.
September 1-6: The research team organizes the session Atomic Heritage Goes Critical at the conference Heritage Across Borders, the Association of Critical Heritage Studies 4th Biennal Conference, Zhejiang University. Egle Rindzeviciute presents the paper “The Politics and Materiality of Nuclear Utopias: Exhibiting the Atom in Russia and the UK” and Florence Fröhlig the paper “Alsatian Cross-border Anti-Nuclear Activities. A way to Reconcile Agonizing Memories of WW2 in France and Germany”. Egle Rindzeviciute also presents the paper “Translating Nuclearity: The Logic of Revealing in Russian Atomic Heritage” and Anna Storm the paper “Who Eats the Atomic Fish? Bodily Interactions with the Living Heritage of Nuclear Natures” in the session Heritage and Posthumanism, Hangzhou, China. See blog post.
August 21-25: Egle Rindzeviciute participates in the editorial board meeting of The International Journal of Cultural Policy, convened in relation to the 10th International Conference of Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR), the University of Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia.
July 25: Anna Storm visits the Barsebäck nuclear power plant together with photographer Kristoffer Granath, who is documenting the decommissioning activities, Barsebäck, Sweden.
July 15-20: Egle Rindzeviciute presents the paper “Cold War Prediction: Social Sciences and Earth System Governmentality,” a panel session “Cold War Social and Behavioral Sciences: International and Transnational Entanglements,” at the 19th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada.
June 21-28: Florence Fröhlig on fieldwork in Strasbourg and Fessenheim, France.
June 12-15: Florence Fröhlig presents the paper “Transnational reconciliation processes along the Rhine in the shadow of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant” at the 34th Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference: What Matters – Accounting for Culture in a Post Factual World, Uppsala, Sweden.
May 29-1 June: Egle Rindzeviciute presents the paper “Soviet Policy Sciences and Earth System Governmentality” at a conference The Right Use of the Earth: Knowledge, Power and Duties in a Finite Planet, Paris, École normale supérieure, Paris, France.
May 21-25: Workshop and joint fieldwork for the research team in Saint Petersburg and Sosnovy Bor, Russia. See blog post.
May 18-19: Anna Storm gives the invited paper “Landscape Scars and Industrial Nature” at the workshop “From horror vacui to spaces of re-enchantment: art, ecology, and urban wastelands” at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany.
May 16-20: Andrei Stsiapanau and Tatiana Kasperski on fieldwork in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
May 16-20: Egle Rindzeviciute on fieldwork in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia.
May 4: Anna Storm gives the invited paper “Nuclear Fish and (Post-)Industrial Nature Imaginaries” at the “The Nuclear Culture Roundtable on the Memory and Future of radioactive deep time” at the Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden.
May 3: Egle Rindzeviciute presents an invited paper “The Liberal Effect: The Politics of Policy Sciences in the Soviet Union” at the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
April 30: Egle Rindzeviciute presents an invited paper “System-Cybernetic Governmentality and the Rise of Global Concerns during the Cold War” at Science and Technology Studies Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
April 11: Egle Rindzeviciute participates in a discussion Imagining Lithuania: 100 Visions at the London Book Fair, Olympia, London, UK.
April 6-7: Egle Rindzeviciute presents a paper “Forecasting Economy and Society Under Late State Socialism” at the HOPE Conference: Economics In and Under Socialism, Duke University, Durham, the USA.
March 23: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited paper “The Politics of Anticipatory Governance” at the workshop Reevaluating the Soviet Collapse: Domestic and International Frameworks of Politics and Economics, organised by Prof Zubok, London School of Economics, UK.
March 22-23: Tatiana Kasperski and Andrei Stsiapanau give invited papers “Not quite a ‘Green Lawn’: Controversial Definitions of Nuclear Waste in Contemporary Russia”
and “Nuclear Waste as Unclear Legacy. How to Classify and Manage Nuclear Energy Uses in Modern Russia?” at the conference Nuclear Technopolitics in the Soviet Union and Beyond, organized by the joint German-Swiss research project investigating
Soviet nuclear history at the Tübingen University, Germany.
March 20: Anna Storm organizes a higher seminar with Arn Keeling, associate professor of geography at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, at the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. Arn Keeling’s talk is on “Remediation, Reconciliation and Redress: Repairing mining landscapes and healing relationships in Northern Canada”, Stockholm, Sweden.
March 17: Anna Storm visits the Wunderland Kalkar – a never-started nuclear power plant that was turned into an amusement park, Kalkar, Germany. See blog post.
March 14-16: Anna Storm presents the invited paper “Nuclear fish and (Post-)industrial nature imaginaries” at the conference Boom – Crisis – Heritage. King Coal and the Energy Revolutions after 1945, at the Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola, Bochum, Germany.
March 7: Anna Storm is invited to a preparatory meeting for a new documentary series with the working title “Sweden from above” by the Swedish public service television company Sveriges Television.
March 3: Egle Rindzeviciute gives an invited talk “Infrastructures as a Powered Affair,” in relation to the exhibition Baltic Material Assemblies at the Architectural Association (AA), London, the UK.
March 1: Egle Rindzeviciute presents an exhibit “Assembling a Nuclear Lithuania” in the exhibition Baltic Material Assemblies, the Architectural Association (AA), London, the UK. See blog post.
February 20-21: Egle participates in the symposium Transformations of Energy Systems – Historical Perspectives on the Anthropocene, the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany.
January 26-28: Start-up workshop for the research team in Barsebäck and Malmö, Sweden. Se blog post.
January 25: Egle presents her book “The Power of Systems” at Beyond the Great Divide: Reassessing East-West Relations During the Cold War and After, the FRINGE Center, UCL, London, UK.
December 4: Florence Fröhlig and Anna Storm are invited participants in a one-day workshop on cross-institutional cooperation within the field of cultural heritage, hosted by Stockholm University, held at the Army museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
September 20-22: Anna Storm presents the Atomic Heritage project at the Teknik- och vetenskapshistoriska dagar [History of Science and Technology conference], Norrköping, Sweden.
September 13: The research team presents the Atomic Heritage project at the higher seminar at the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, Sweden.