Online seminar “Engaging the Publics with Nuclear Cultural Heritage of the Manhattan Project and Chornobyl”
The NuSPACES team warmly invite you to an online seminar “Engaging the Publics with Nuclear Cultural Heritage of the Manhattan Project and Chornobyl” which will feature talks by Aimee Slaughter and Veera Ojala and will be chaired by Egle Rindzeviciute. This is an online event on Zoom which is free to attend.
Engaging the Publics with Nuclear Cultural Heritage of the Manhattan Project and Chornobyl
Zoom, 13:00 – 15:00 (London) Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Aimee Slaughter, “Performing the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos”
Veera Ojala, “Chornobyl Visual Lexicon: Exploring the Visual Framing of Toxic Heritage from the Point of View of Participatory Culture”
Aimee Slaughter received her PhD in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include popular understandings of science and technology, particularly radiation and radioactivity, and museum engagements with uncomfortable histories. She is an independent scholar in Los Alamos, New Mexico on unceded ancestral lands of Tewa- and Keres-speaking Pueblo peoples.
Veera Ojala is a PhD researcher in cultural heritage at the University of Turku, Department of Humanities, in Finland. With her ongoing investigation of the visual culture of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone, she has gained insights into the public’s role in the interpretation and archive processes of nuclear cultural heritage. Her most recent publication elaborates on the visual storytelling of visitors to the CEZ through three different visitor profiles (2022).
The research project “Nuclear Spaces: Communities, Materialities and Locations of Nuclear Cultural Heritage (NuSPACES)” is funded by the Joint-Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change, the European Commission (2021-2024).
Zoom connection details:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://liu-se.zoom.us/j/63712021304?pwd=dWN5NkhoTDdxWllwOTdVSkxwVVNSdz09
Meeting ID: 637 1202 1304
Contact the organisers:
Dr Egle Rindzeviciute (Kingston University London), firstname.lastname@example.org