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Political History public lecture - KATE BROWN (MIT): "Ecological Memory Against Human Memory: War, Chernobyl and the Conflict of Forgetting"

When:Mo 27-06-2022 15:00 - 17:00
Where:Room A3, Academy building & online

Colleagues and students are cordially invited to attend the public online keynote lecture by Prof. Kate Brown (MIT) on Monday 27 June.

This keynote is part of the Summer School of the Dutch-Flemish Research School Political History on environmental and political history. This summer school is co-sponsored by the University of Groningen (Sustainable Society), Utrecht University (Pathways to Sustainability), and Radboud University (Department of Political History).

About the speaker

Kate Brown is Thomas M. Siebel Distinguished Professor in History of Science at MIT. Her research interests illuminate the point where history, science, technology and bio-politics converge to create large-scale disasters and modernist wastelands. She published award-winning books such as Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters (Oxford University Press 2013), Dispatches from Dystopia: Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten (University of Chicago Press 2015), and Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future (W.W. Norton 2019).

For more information please contact Stefan Couperus ( s.couperus rug.nl)