Category: Presentations

History of Nuclear Campaigning

Talk on the history of French and West German opposition to nuclear energy during and since the 1970s, given at annual Friends of the Earth basecamp at Castleton YHA in the Peak District.

Fluid Boundaries? A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-1989

Project presentation given at the ‘Edgy states and boundary crossers: borders and borderlands in the “Short Twentieth Century”‘ workshop at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.

Bordering Germany(s): A Tandem History of the Rhine and Oder-Neisse Borderlands, 1949-89

Präsentation beim IV. Kongress Polenforschung zum Thema “Grenzen im Fluss” in Frankfurt an der Oder und Słubice, 23.-26. März 2017.

Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

The purpose of this workshop, organised as a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Universiteit Utrecht, is to explore the possibilities of ‘tandem history’ (Kate Brown) as a transnational approach in new research on the final decade of the Cold War.

Fließende Grenzen? Der Rhein und die Oder-Neiße-Linie im Kalten Krieg (1949–1989)

Projektvorstellung im Kolloquium von Prof. Dr. Thomas Mergel, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 15. Juni 2016.

Transnational mais pas trop européen? Le mouvement franco-allemand d’opposition à l’énergie nucléaire dans les années 1970

Présenté à l’Institut historique allemand à Paris dans le cadre du séminaire de recherche « Vers un espace public européen ? Une illustration par les questions environnementales ».

“Power to the Bauer!” Anti-Nuclear Occupations and Rural Space, 1975-1980

Presented at the 2015 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Washington, DC as part of the “Occupy, Blockade, Riot: Seizing Space in the 1970s and 1980s” panel. Abstract: In the course of the 1970s, the occupation of houses, factories, churches, and construction sites became a common denominator of diverse protests across Western Europe…
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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 anti-nuclear movement itself within them.  Guided by our questioning of the stark contrasts between utopia…
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« L’électro-fascisme n’a pas de frontière ! » Deutsch-Französische Anti-AKW-Proteste der 1970er Jahre

Vortrag im Rahmen des Deutsch-Französischen Kolloquiums, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin, 7. Mai 2015.

Building Blocs: Germans and Their Neighbours in the 1970s

Presented at the ‘Living in European Borderlands’ conference, Université de Luxembourg, 20-22 November 2014. Abstract: The 1970s constituted a period of increasing cross-border integration within the competing transnational blocs of Eastern and Western Europe.  For the first time since the Second World War, East Germans and Poles could visit one another’s countries with relative ease,…
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