Examining the IAEA’s role in the History of Radiation Protection (HRP-IAEA) turns our attention to the history of nuclear diplomacy as a means for understanding how our scientific knowledge about radiation protection has been shaped by diplomatic, social, economic, and political concerns. The main actor is the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the focus is on its role in shaping radiation standards throughout the Cold War. Our research marks a diplomatic turn in the history of science. HRP-IAEA is a Horizon 2020 funded European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant project led by Prof. Dr. Maria Rentetzi and hosted by Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.
The second guest lecture in our STGS Colloquium series will be held by Dr. Donatella Germanese (Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin) on Thursday, February 24, at 18:00 CET: The Traveling Atomic Exhibition in Cold War Italy The mobile atomic exhibition of the United States Information Service was launched in Italy in June 1954 and […]
While keeping your distance has become the order of the day, it is also for sure that the only way to deal with the pandemic is through solidarity and cooperation of local governments and international health organizations. However, the different handling of an unprecedented situation has also revealed one thing: how controversial the mixing of […]
María Jesús Santesmases visited the STGS at FAU in November 2021, supported by the international guest professorships program at FAU. María Jesús Santesmases, PhD in Chemistry (University of Madrid), is Research professor at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Philosophy. Her research focuses on the history of the biomedical sciences, science policy, and gender […]
As a unique technoscientific and diplomatic organization, the IAEA embodies the defining feature of post-WWII nuclear research: political collaboration on an international level became the precondition for any international scientific cooperation.More InfoProjects
In the late 1950s the UN started to develop an international regulatory system for managing ionizing radiation risks based heavily on the geopolitical division of the world.More Info
The conceptual analysis of standardization is key to understanding scientific work at the interface of laboratory and clinical or industrial practice.More Info
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HRP-IAEA has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
Grant Agreement number: 770548 — HRP-IAEA — ERC-2017-COG