Dr. Andrew S. Tompkins

Conferences

Utopia or Dystopia? Cultural Representations of Nuclear Energy in Western European Anti-Nuclear Movements

A collaborative presentation by Karena Kalmbach, Matthias Lieb, Stephen Milder, Andrew Tompkins, and Dick van Lente at the Tensions of Europe conference, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm, 3-6 September 2015. Our analysis focuses on representations of nuclear energy and of the…
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A Specifically 1970s Transnationalism? Anti-Nuclear Protest in France and West Germany

Presented at the Transformationen der Ökologiebewegung conference, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, 14-15 November 2014. Abstract: The 1970s were a period in which local and decentralized protest action against nuclear energy collided for the first time with an emerging global environmental consciousness.  Were…
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Changing the World, Changing Themselves? Trajectories of Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1968-1981

Presented at the annual conference of the German History Society, Royal Holloway, University of London, 13 September 2013. Abstract: This presentation will trace the trajectories of individual activists through their participation in the movement opposed to civil nuclear energy in…
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« Larzac-Gorleben : même combat » ? Competing Franco-German Solidarities in Local Struggles of the 1970s

Presented at the annual conference of the Society for the Study of French History (SSFH), Cardiff, 30 June 2013. Abstract: Throughout the 1970s, the struggle of 103 farmers against the expansion of a military camp on the Larzac plateau attracted…
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“Ein zweites Wyhl” or “Ein zweites Brokdorf”? Nonviolence and Violence in the Movement Against Nuclear Power, 1968-1981

Presented at the annual conference of the German Studies Association, Louisville, Kentucky, 23 September 2011. Abstract: In the history of the West German opposition to nuclear power, the first mass demonstrations in Wyhl (1975) and Brokdorf (1976) would seem to…
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