Tag: environmental history

Better Active than Radioactive! Anti-Nuclear Protest in 1970s France and West Germany

Published with Oxford University Press. During the 1970s, hundreds of thousands of people across Western Europe protested against civil nuclear energy. Nowhere were they more visible than in France and Germany-two countries where environmentalism seems to have diverged greatly since. This volume recovers the shared, transnational history of the early anti-nuclear movement, showing how low-level…
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Towards a ‘Europe of Struggles’? Three Visions of Europe in the Early Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement, 1975–79

in Christian Wenkel, Eric Bussière, Anahita Grisoni and Hélène Miard-Delacroix, eds., The Environment and the European Public Sphere: Perceptions, Actors, Policies (Cambridge: White Horse Press, 2020), 124–146. Abstract: During the 1970s, opposition to nuclear energy was structured primarily by local siting decisions related to national nuclear policies. However, the anti-nuclear movement sometimes defined itself as…
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Fishing in the Wrong Pond: GDR-Poland Border Conflicts in Everyday Life

Presented at the 2018 annual conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh, PA

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.

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.

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 the anti-nuclear protests of that decade therefore unique in their “transnational” nature? Did cross-border interactions…
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