21st September – Atomic Anthropocene: Nuclear Culture from Bananas to Bombs – Dr Becky Alexis-Martin

In this talk Dr Becky Alexis-Martin explores how nuclear science and culture have merged since 1945 – from the Pip-Boys of Fallout gamers to the Kataribe tales of Hiroshima survivors.

Becky will present a pit-stop tour of international research into nuclear spaces and places, from the Doomsday Stones of Los Alamos to Ramsar – the most naturally radioactive inhabited place on Earth. So, how do we separate fact from fiction? Who died “tickling the dragon”? Where is the safest place on Earth? And what have bananas got to do with nuclear warfare, anyway?

Dr Becky Alexis-Martin lectures Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of “Disarming Doomsday: The Human Impact of Nuclear Weapons since Hiroshima“; which was the winner of the L.H.M. Ling Outstanding First Book Prize, and was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award. She writes on nuclear policy and arms control for The Independent.

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