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I am a historian of science & technology at Hiroshima Peace Institute & Grad School of Peace Studies. My book *Nuclear bodies: the global hibakusha* (Yale 2022) surveys harm from production, weapon testing, & reactor accidents across the globe, & medical models that obscure harm from fallout particles.

Collecting oral histories in 20+ countries , I examine how communities, families and interior psychology suffer via exposures.

I track nuclear (selecting the irradiated) arguing the was a limited nuclear war against these populations.

I also explore our relationship to our HL nuclear waste, asserting it is how our descendants will know us. Our choices now reveal our lack of consideration of the 1000s of generations of living beings for whom this waste is already a part of their world.

Previous life: l was a chef & worked in the food business

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I will follow suit and introduce myself!

I am a PhD candidate at the 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 in Munich and a writing-up fellow at the 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗿𝗮𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘇 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗲 in Vienna. I consider myself a generalist as I move across different fields but my methodological core is philosophy and history. I currently focus on cognition and biology.

My dissertation concerns human–environment interaction and the role of technology therein, and it simultaneously outlines the critical philosophy of 𝗟𝗲𝘄𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝘂𝗺𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗱.

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Nuclear capitalism 

@timhollo @EndemicEarthling I would like to add figures to the gamble.

- Many new plants are estimated to be built in 5 years. They never make it.
- Budget is routinely underestimated.
- In many places, the #nuclearpower gamble involves partnering with Putin
- Decommissioning is even worse, time frame can be a hundred years (UK Calder Hall decom to end in 2120).

I wrote a bit on the project management side of European new nuclear


Normalizing radiation:

"Ministry plans tests on reusing Fukushima soil in Tokyo area"

"The Environment Ministry is eyeing the Tokyo metropolitan area for its first trial runs outside Fukushima Prefecture on reusing soil decontaminated after the 2011 nuclear disaster, The Asahi Shimbun learned on Dec. 6.

Reusing the soil is part of the government’s efforts to reduce that volume before disposal.

Under the experiment in Tokorozawa, decontaminated soil will be reused for lawns, and tests will be conducted to verify changes in radiation doses in the air.

For the trial runs in Tokyo and Ibaraki Prefecture, the soil will be used for parking lots and flower beds.

'We would like to use the experiments to gain public understanding regarding the reuse of the soil' Minister Akihiro Nishimura said at a news conference on Dec. 6"


@sts @nuclearhumanities

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Thank you @lizcovart @kawulf and @jmadelman for setting up this wonderful instance.

I am a writer of economic history and a policy advocate for decarbonization and environmental justice.

I am particularly interested in the long 19th century and what interactions between the market and politics back then can teach us about a just transition today.

Excited to be here! #introductions

More fallout from the WestLake Landfill contamination in suburban St. Louis:

"Hazelwood Central Football Field Could Have Radioactive Contamination"

"Contaminated soil from Jana Elementary School was used to level the football field at Hazelwood Central.

The waste emanated from the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, located north of downtown St. Louis. facilities processed most of the uranium used to build the first atomic bombs.

Mallinckrodt atomic weapon waste was moved and stored at a site north of St. Louis Lambert International Airport from 1947 until the late 1960s. This toxic waste, however, was improperly stored, allowing it to leach into the Coldwater Creek, which runs a short distance from Jana."


@nuclearhumanities @envhist @sts @histodons

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The argument Alex Epstein, Shellenberger, etc make is: fossil fuels are the cheapest, most reliable fix for energy poverty, thus depriving anyone of them is immoral. Flaws: 1) what's the excuse for Global North countries, the world's top emitters? 2) no one is talking about oil & gas in the Global South being limited to residents of those countries -- these are export projects by Global North companies. 3) there are other forms of energy (hydro, nuclear, renewables) that, esp now, are cheaper.

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CFP: “Habsburg Encounters with Native America,” University of Innsbruck, June 22-23, 2023.

Topics include, “Science, Knowledge and Representation of Native America,” "Material Cultures in Habsburg-Native American Relations"...

Abstracts by 15 January 2023.

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#CfP #Conference #Climate
15 & 16 June 2023 | University of Warwick, UK
"Our interdisciplinary conference, Un/Building the Future: The Country and the City in the Anthropocene, will explore the co-constitution of the urban and rural in the face of the Anthropocene."

Hiroshima on August 7th, the day after the nuclear attack. Photograph by Mitsugi Kishida, as displayed in the Memorial Museum


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Anyone into #STS might find this call for papers interesting:

- Special Forum: "Futures of STS Academic Publishing"
- Deadline: 30 April 2023
- We're looking for a range of article types (2-6k words or full research articles)

"UCLA faculty Hannah Appel describes the privatization and financialization of higher education at picket line for UAW 2865, 5810 and SRU at UCLA on Wednesday, November 16, 2022."

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Mastodon tip:
If you are using the advanced view of Mastodon on your computer, you can have multiple columns with their own feeds, for example Home, Notifications, Local, etc. You can also have a column just for a hashtag--or, and this is kind of magical bc the bird site couldn't do this--multiple related hashtags.

So, if you want to make sure you capture posts tagged AND , you can do that! Here's the screenshot of adding an additional tag.

For instructions on adding a column with a hashtag, see

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On 5 Dec at 10:45am (CET) I will present my current research on #Chernobyl at the "Chernobyl as a Historical Ceasura"- Conference in Naples. You can tune in via a stream. Just sign up under the link.
#nuclear #Dnieper #Pripyat #nuclearwaters

Truism rebuff:

Every person that has cake also wants to eat it. That’s what having cake is for.

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👋I moved to a new instance so here's my #introduction

I'm a #historian @ #INALCO Paris, the place to be for language lovers!

I work on #Balkans #Italy #Ottoman and #Mediterranean #History

My new book (👇/bio) is about #Empire and #Youth

My current project is about #smuggling & #trafficking in the Mediterranean


My posts: history sources, academic events & problems, Paris & travels, food

Free time: Cooking, Guitar, #JuventusFC, Beaches, Hiking


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