Conf/CfP - Social and Cultural Histories of the British Nuclear State Since 1945, UK

Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

Deadline: May 20, 2016

Guest Editors

Dr. Jonathan Hogg, Senior Lecturer in 20th Century History, University of Liverpool.
Dr. Kate Brown, Professor of History at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The guest editors invite articles of 7,500 words that explore aspects of the social or cultural history of nuclear Britain in relation to the mobilisation of the nuclear state in the years following 1945. Submissions should introduce original research based in the geographical regions of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales, and from 1945-present (the Cold War and beyond). Innovative methodological or theoretical approaches to nuclear history are encouraged.

Approaches may be influenced by:

-- Affect theory (e.g. relations between a body and the world; or, how social relations are formed, sustained and broken).

-- Spatial theory (e.g. contested space; spaces shaping individuals, ideas or actions).

-- History of emotions (e.g. nuclear anxiety).

-- Novel conceptualisations (e.g. the themes of memory, resistance, lived experience).

-- Investigations into the languages of the nuclear nation-state.

-- Comparative, including transnational, approaches.

-- Inter-disciplinarity.

-- Under-researched source material for nuclear history (e.g. oral history; sources on a theme, such as humour).

Contributions might consider the histories of:

-- Specific nuclear spaces and places (e.g. bunkers, airspace, infrastructure, disused sites).

-- Nuclear institutions (e.g. institutionalisation of the nuclear state as a process; the nuclear state in relation to political ideas such as democracy).

-- Urban and rural nuclear Britain.

-- Countries, regions or cities (e.g. unique, localised nuclear trajectories).

-- Cold war legacies (e.g. nuclear veterans, nuclear tourism).

-- Everyday life (e.g. hidden histories, conceptualising life in the nuclear age).

-- Individual and collective nuclear identities.

-- Nuclear knowledge (e.g. secret, public, private).

-- Communities (e.g. national or local government, anti-nuclear activists).

Please submit abstracts (500 words) to Jonathan Hogg at by 20 May 2016.

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