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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Dr. Donatella Germanese

Donatella Germanese visited the STGS at FAU in February 2022 supported by the ERC-Project ‘Living with Radiation: The History of Radiation Protection and the International Atomic Energy Agency’. Donatella Germanese studies the interface between literature, the arts, and science. With a focus on the twentieth century, she examines how technology and scientific topics were discussed […]

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“Regulating the Circulation of Knowledge Across US Borders” – guest lecture by Prof. John Krige

For our next guest lecture on March 17, 2022, we welcome Professor emeritus John Krige (Georgia Institute of Technology), author of the landmark study American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe(2006). His talk at STGS draws on his latest book Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America (co-authored with Mario Daniels, forthcoming with the University […]

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“The Traveling Atomic Exhibition in Cold War Italy” – guest lecture by Dr. Donatella Germanese

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 […]

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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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