Category: Anti-Nuclear Protest

Ungerecht, undemokratisch, unsicher. Argumente und Akteure der deutsch-französischen Anti-AKW-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre

Vortrag am Deutschen Museum in München im Rahmen des Oberseminars Technikgeschichte.

Occupy, Blockade, Riot: Seizing Space in the 1970s and 1980s

Teach-out for the University and College Union, University of Sheffield, 23 May 2018.

„Lieber aktiv als radioaktiv“ Perspektiven auf die transnationalen Ursprünge der Anti-Atom-Bewegung

Gemeinsame Veranstaltung mit Steve Milder, um unsere beiden Bücher über die Anti-Atomkraft-Bewegung der 1970er Jahre bei der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Berlin vorzustellen.

Towards a “Europe of Struggles?” Visions of “Europe” in the Anti-Nuclear Movement of the 1970s

Presented at the conference on “Environnement et espace public européen: perceptions, acteurs, politiques” at the Institut d’Histoire Allemand/Deutsches Historisches Institut, Paris, 19 October 2017.

‘Peaceful but Offensive’ Protest: Varieties of Violence in the 1970s Anti-Nuclear Movement

Presented at the Violence and Militancy from ‘68 to the G20 symposium organised by Ali Jones at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 14 September 2017. 

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.

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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The Transnational in the Local: The Larzac Plateau as a Site of Transnational Activism since 1970

Co-written with Robert Gildea, Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 50, no. 3 (July 2015), 581-605.