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.
Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis visited the STGS at FAU in November 2021 supported by the international guest professorships program at FAU. Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis is Professor emeritus of Sociology at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main fields of research are sociology of technology with special reference to social […]
Véronique Stenger visited the STGS at FAU in January 2022 supported by the ERC-Project ‘Living with Radiation: The History of Radiation Protection and the International Atomic Energy Agency’. Véronique Stenger is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Geneva. She holds a PhD from the University of Geneva and the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre-La-Défense. […]
‘Faszination Forschungsreise‘ deals with scientific travel as a specific setting for the production of knowledge. Focusing on the 18th century, the article outlines how the main method of gaining knowledge, scientific observation, was subjected to regulation, control, and habitualization in order to obtain reliable research results. […]
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