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Conference: Hiroshima – Nagasaki – Fukushima – Articulations of the Nuclear. The Case of Japan.

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Thursday, 19th May 2022

10:00 Registration
10:20 - 10:30 Opening Address

André Hertrich: Victims on Display at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Lauren Constance: Digitalisation and Visualisation of Eyewitness Accounts in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Anna Wiemann: Living with the Nuclear: Memory Narratives of Fukushima Farmers

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

Katharina Hülsmann: Depictions of the Nuclear in Occupation Period Manga

Michele M. Mason: Splitting the Atom: Yuka Nishioka's Manga Rebuke of the Nuclear Weapon and Power Divide

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30

Okuda Hiroko: Rhetorical Perspectives on Post-nuclear Japan: Hiroshima and Nagasaki Within Fukushima

Tobias Weiß: The Responsibility for the Fukushima Nuclear Accident in Japanese Newspapers

17:30 Short Remarks


Friday, 20th May 2022

9:30 - 11:45

Stephan Köhn: At the Crossroads to Oblivion – Ōta Yōko’s Literature as a Counter-Narrative to National History Writing

Rachel DiNitto: Narrating Nuclear Geographies and Victims: The Late Fiction of Tsushima Yūko

Shigesawa Atsuko: From John Hersey’s Hiroshima to Fukushima: The Atomic General’s Long Shadow over the Nuclear Narrative

11:45 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 16:30

Excursion to Civilian Shelter at Documentation Centre DOKK

16:30 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 18:00

Student Panel Prange Collection Research

Marie-Christine Dreßen: From Cities in Ruins to Ambassadors of World Peace – Discussions of the Nuclear in the Gordon W. Prange Collection

Franziska König: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power after World War Two – A Look at the Discourse of Newspaper and Magazine Articles in the Gordon W. Prange Collection


Saturday, 21st May 2022

9:30 - 11:45

Steffi Richter: Making the Invisible/s Visible. Genbaku and Genpatsu in the Context of the Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels

Christopher P. Hood: Splitting Atomic Symbolism: Differing Words, Images, and Sounds of a Nuclear World

Felix Jawinski: Representing Nuclear Energy in Japanese Postwar Educational Movies, Industrial Movies and Scientific Movies

11:45 - 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 - 13:30

Robert Jacobs: The Passive-Aggressive Atom: Can Nuclear Reactors be “Peaceful”?

Peter Kuznick: How Shifting U.S. Perceptions of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Have Influenced Americans’ Attitudes Toward the Nuclear Arms Race, 1945-2022

13:30 - 14:45 Lunch Break
14:45 - 16:00

Roundtable Discussion

16:30 Final Remarks