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Radiation Sickness and Politics of Nuclear Energy: Cold-War Science, Technology and Medicine in Japan, USA and Britain

///Radiation Sickness and Politics of Nuclear Energy: Cold-War Science, Technology and Medicine in Japan, USA and Britain

Radiation Sickness and Politics of Nuclear Energy: Cold-War Science, Technology and Medicine in Japan, USA and Britain

WORKSHOP, ‘Radiation Sickness and the Politics of Nuclear Energy:

Cold-War Science, Technology and Medicine in Japan, USA and Britain’

14-15 August 2009

Needham Research Institute, 8 Sylvester Road, Cambridge CB3 9AF, United Kingdom

PROGRAMME

14 August
9.30-9.45
Registration

9.45-10.00
Welcome

10.00-11.30
Session 1

Chair: Gerald Kutcher

10.00-10.30 Keith Baverstock, Department of Environmental Science,
University of Kuopio, Finland

A UK Historical Perspective on Radiation Induced Disease

10.30-11.00
Sue Rabbit Roff, Centre for Medical Education, Dundee Medical School, UK

De-constructing the Historiography of Denial of Government Liability for
Health Effects of Participation in UK Atomic and Nuclear Weapons Tests

11.00-11.30: Discussion

11.30-13.30
Lunch

13.30-15.00
Session 2

Chair: Angela N. H. Creager

13.30-14.00
Yukuo Sasamoto, Independent scholar, Tokyo, Japan

Investigations of the Atomic Bomb under the Occupation

14.00-14.30
Emm Barnes, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Fears in Peacetime – American and British Responses to Japanese Studies on
Children Exposed to Radiation, 1948-1969

14.30-15.00: Discussion

15.00-15.30
Coffee

15.30-17.00
Session 3

Chair: Masakatsu Yamazaki

15.30-16.00
Jeff Hughes, CHSTM, University of Manchester, UK

Medicalising Nuclear War: The National Health Service and the Bomb 1948-1960

16.00-16.30
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, Oregon State University, USA

Critical Pathways not Taken: Divergent Meanings of Radioactive
Contamination in the Nuclear Era

16.30-17.00: Discussion

15 August
9.30-11.00
Session 4

Chair: Emm Barnes

9.30-10.00
Gerald Kutcher, Department of History, Binghamton University, USA

Radiation Sickness in Cold War Cancer Therapy and Military Medicine

10.00-10.30
Angela N. H. Creager, Princeton University, USA

Radiation in Sickness and in Health

10.30-11.00: Discussion

11.00-11.30
Coffee

11.30-13.00
Session 5

Chair: Martin Dusinberre

11.30-12.00 Masakatsu Yamazaki, GraduateSchool of Decision Science and
Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

The Impact of the Bikini Incident in 1954 on the Japanese Science Community
and Nuclear Politics

12.00-12.30 Aya Homei, Needham Research Institute and Department of East
Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

Radiation Sickness and the US-Japan Medical Cooperation in the Lucky Dragon
Incident

12.30-13.00: Discussion

13.00-14.30
Lunch

14.30-15.30
Session 6

Chair: Aya Homei

14.30-15.00
Martin Dusinberre, Newcastle University, UK

Hatoko Comes Home: Atomic Energy and Contentious Sites in post-war Japan

15.00-15.30: Discussion

15.30-16.00
Coffee

16.00-16.30
Final discussion and closing remarks

Attendance is free, but please contact Sue Bennett (Tel:
+44-(0)1223-311-545 , E-mail: [email protected]) or Aya Homei (Tel:
+44-(0)12…, ext. 237, E-mail: [email protected]) in advance if you
wish to attend.

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