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Dr. Elena Aronova

Research Interests: 
History of Cold War science, history of environmental sciences, archival practices in science, databases as technologies

Region of Investigation: USA, UK, USSR
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970

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Gordon Barrett

Discipline: History

Research Interests: 
modern Chinese history; Chinese foreign relations; politics of science

Region of Investigation: China, Western Europe
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Adam Breasley

Discipline: Holocaust and genocide studies, history, human rights

Pugwash Related Projects: New Challenges to Human Security, Pugwash Netherlands 2007 4th International Student and Youth Pugwash Conference, Cairo, Egypt 2007 56th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Cairo Egypt 2007 ISODARCO Winter Course, Italy, 2007 50th Anniversary of Pugwash Symposium, Madrid, 2007 Interdisciplinary Analysis of Aggression and Terrorism, Madrid, 2007 Participant as Australian Pugwash representative in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 NPT Prepcom & NPT Prepcom Review Civil Society Consultations with Australian Foreign Affairs Delegation to NPT Meeting with International Commission on Nuclear NonProliferation and Disarmament ICNND, 2009

Australian Pugwash Group, Convenor 2007-2010
Attended with Pugwash as sponsor organization South Korean modern human rights history 'Gwangju Human Rights Folk School' in 2010
Hiroshima and Peace study program, Hiroshima Peace Institute/Hiroshima City University 2010
Radioactive Exposure Tour of Australian Nuclear Veterans, South Australian desert, 2009
Master degree research project 'Rotblat and the Holocaust' Monash University, 2010-2012
Tour of holocaust sites in Europe related to Rotblat's life 2012
Research in Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Hapcheon (South Korea known as 'Korea's Hiroshima') on Korean hibakusha 2011-2012
Co-convenor of network of North East Asian peace museums 2012-

Research Interests: History and biography of nuclear scientists, Holocaust and genocide studies, Rotblat and the Holocaust, Pugwash in Australia, North East Asian peace and war history, Korean hibakusha, Hibakusha, Peace museums, Nuclear testing history and affected regions and communities/peoples

Region of Investigation: Asia, North East Asia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Indonesia, Europe, Poland, Italy, Germany (Holocaust)
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2010, 2011-2020

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Dr. Lodovica Clavarino

Discipline: International History

Pugwash Related Projects: 
“An Italian Pugwash history: Amaldi’s pacifist choice based on pragmatism and optimism”, paper presented at the International Workshop “Writing Pugwash Histories”, Vienna, 10-12/05/2012

“La nascita del movimento Pugwash (anni ’50-’60)”, paper presented at the Conference "All’ombra della bomba. Una storia politica delle applicazioni civili e militari dell’energia nucleare", Cagliari (Italia); 7-10/11/2012

Research Interests: 
- Cold War History (particularly détente) - Nuclear Proliferation History - Transnational anti-nuclear movements (particularly scientists’ movements) - West German history

Region of Investigation: Italy; West Germany
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990

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Associate Professor Ronald E. Doel

Discipline: History

Pugwash Related Projects: Several books in preparation, including on the rise of the physical environmental sciences in the Cold War and the integration of scientists into U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War era. None are 'Pugwash' projects strictly defined.

Research Interests: History of Cold War Science; physical environmental sciences; history of Arctic science and technology; visual narratives of science, nineteenth century to present.

Region of Investigation: North America; Europe; Arctic; global.
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Dr. Silke Fengler

Discipline: Contemporary History, History of Science

Research Interests: 
History of Austrian Atomic and Nuclear Research; History of Scientific Funding in Austria; History of the German Photographic Industry in the 20th Century; History of the German Textile Industry in the 20th Century; Business History and National Socialism; Historiography and the Iconic Turn.

Region of Investigation: Austria
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Dr. Alison Kraft

Discipline: History

Research Interests: History of science, technology, medicine in the 20th century, History of the early Cold War, the 'nuclear age' and environmentalism, History of radiation, History of biomedicine, Scientists beyond the laboratory

Region of Investigation: UK, US, Western Europe
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Prof. John Krige

Discipline: History

Pugwash Related Projects: Studies of nuclear proliferation in Europe and the NPT

Research Interests: Nuclear proliferation, circulation of knowledge, regulation of knowledge flows

Region of Investigation: US, Western Europe
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970

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Dr. Akira Kurosaki

Discipline: International History; International Relations

Pugwash Related Projects: Pugwash and Japanese Scientists' Critique of Nuclear Deterrence Theory 1950s-1970s

Research Interests: Cold War History; Transnational History; arms control and disarmament; Japanese foreign relations

Region of Investigation: Japan
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Dr. Christoph Laucht

Discipline: Modern and Contemporary History

Research Interests: 
  • the cultural and social history of the atomic age (especially in Britain and the United States)
  • the transnational history of the Cold War (principally in Britain, Germany and the United States)
  • the reciprocal influence of science and technology on society and culture
  • professional activism
  • media history and popular culture studies, chiefly film and history

Region of Investigation: Britain, Western Europe and the United States
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2010

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Dr. Holger Nehring

Discipline: History

Pugwash Related Projects: 
Intellectual history of the 'nuclear age', peace movements and the end of the Cold War in Europe

Research Interests: 
Historical peace research, the history of social-scientific peace research, the intellectual history of the nuclear age, the transnational history of social movements in Western Europe

Region of Investigation: Western Europe
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990

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Dr. Doubravka Olšáková

Discipline: Contemporary History - History of Sciences and Technology - Environmental History - European History - Collective Memory - Social History

Research Interests: 
Cold War - History of Sciences - Institutional history of Academies of Sciences in Eastern Europe - World Peace Council - Communist Movement - Communist Ideology - Cominform (Communist Information Bureau) - Sovietization of Eastern Europe

Region of Investigation: Eastern Europe - Central Europe
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990

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Linda Marie Richards, Ph.D. (ABD)

Discipline: History of Science

Pugwash Related Projects: 
Rocks and Reactors: The Origins of Radiation Exposure Disparity, 1941-1979.
I research the conception of radiation health safety and the nuclear age in the Oregon State University Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Special Collections, where some of the records of Pugwash are available.

Research Interests: 
Radiation Health Safety, Global Nuclear Weapons Disarmament, Uranium Mining, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Pollution, Environmental History, Law, Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Ethics, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Peace Leadership

Region of Investigation: Primarily North America and Europe but also other countries that developed nuclear power and Indigenous First Nations
Period of Investigation: before 1950

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Prof. Geoffrey Roberts

Pugwash Related Projects: 
The communist peace movement and Pusgwash

Research Interests: 
The communist peace movement and Pugwash in the 1950s

Region of Investigation: Soviet Union
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960

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Dr. Elisabeth Röhrlich

Discipline: Contemporary History

Pugwash Related Projects: 
IAEA History Research Project (co-founder), Erasmus Intensive Program "Atoms for Europe" (project coordinator)

Research Interests: 
The creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its early history; origins of international nuclear order; Europe's nuclear history

Region of Investigation: Austria, United States
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960

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Dr. Paul Rubinson

Discipline: History

Research Interests: 
The Cold War; science and foreign relations; nuclear weapons history; science and human rights

Region of Investigation: The United States and Europe
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse

Discipline: Contemporary History, History of Science

Pugwash Related Projects: 
Relations between Max Planck Society and Pugwash

Research Interests: 
Science and politics in twentieth-century; German and European history, the history of science, gender history, social history, and business history.

Region of Investigation: Germany, Austria
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Jayita Sarkar

Discipline: International History

Research Interests: 
Nuclear proliferation, science and diplomacy, international security, South Asia

Region of Investigation: South Asia, Western Europe, and United States
Period of Investigation: 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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Audra Wolfe

Discipline: History of Science

Pugwash Related Projects: Science, Freedom and the American Way
My next book length project is a study of the role of science in so-called soft, or cultural, diplomacy. As I am particularly interested in the role of private, non-governmental organizations and their relationship with the U.S. government, Pugwash is of great interest to me. I have also conducted extensive archival research in the papers of Bentley Glass, who served on the American Pugwash Continuing Committee in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Research Interests: Science and the Cold War; public diplomacy; diplomatic history; American foreign policy; the history of propaganda

Region of Investigation: United States
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980

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