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.
Moderator: Maria Rentetzi (FAU, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies) November 29, 2022 Venue: JOSEPHS https://josephs-innovation.de/wp/ Deep transformations of international relationships together with the rapid evolution of innovations are leading to renewed geopolitical rivalries and fragmentation. At the same time, the terrifying prospect of a nuclear conflict makes the use of nuclear military technologies […]
In the last issue of FAU’s research magazine, alexander!, an interview with Prof. Rentetzi was published (in German) in which she reflects upon science diplomacy. You can read it here.
Two-stage workshop (Germany, Greece) IKYDA project (no. 57628081) Organizers: Maria Rentetzi, Professor, Chair of Science Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany George Vlahakis, Associate Professor, Hellenic Open University, Greece This workshop explores the communication of science within the politically turbulent Cold War context in Greece. After the Second World War science, and especially nuclear […]
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