How did the IAEA, a diplomatic and political international organization, come to dominate scientific institutions with a long tradition in radiation protection?

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Call for abstracts: science communication during the Cold War in Greece

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 […]

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Negotiating Radiation Protection

On October 21-22, 2022, a group of international participants will come together at FAU (and on Zoom) to discuss their papers submitted for a forthcoming volume called Negotiating Radiation Protection, edited by Prof. Rentetzi in cooperation with Angela Creager (Princeton) and M. Susan Lindee (University of Pennsylvania). The book project has its origins in a […]

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DAAD awards us a grant! Science Communication and the Dissemination of Knowledge during the Cold War

How did the communication of the new great scientific developments function as another battlefield during the Cold War and how did the Cold War climate itself function as a fertile ground for the dissemination and transfer of knowledge from scientific laboratories to the general public? This project focuses on Greece during the Cold War and […]

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International History of Radiation Protection

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.

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The Historical Relations of the IAEA to Other Regulatory Agencies

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.

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Standardization and Implementation

The conceptual analysis of standardization is key to understanding scientific work at the interface of laboratory and clinical or industrial practice.

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