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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Faszination Forschungsreise

‘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. […]

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Engaging in Science causes Baldness in Women

Script: Maria Rentetzi 
Voice-over: Erika Kazani
“Anatolitis”: Loukas Freris
Musical and Technical curation: Christos Koutsoulas

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Safety culture and the politics of Standardization

Script and voice-over: Maria Rentetzi
Musical and Technical curation: Christos Koutsoulas
The text was published for the first time in “PRISMA: Insert for science, technology and society”, published in the newspaper Avgi on 28/09/2019.

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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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