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.
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 […]
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 […]
Symposium, March 20-21, 2023, Vienna, Austria Organizers: Johannes Mattes 1, Cécile Philippe 2, Maria Rentetzi 3 1 Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT), Austrian Academy of Sciences 2 Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna 3 Chair of Science Technology and Gender Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg […]
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