The workshop will be limited to 20 participants and short presentations of up to nine papers to stimulate discussion. The theme of ‘nuclear identity’ is broadly defined and can include (but is by no means limited to) how states, groups and individuals identify nuclear or anti-nuclear, how various forms of identity can be imposed or withdrawn, or how nuclear issues themselves are identified, codified, and analysed.
The purpose of this workshop is to explore contemporary thinking on the past, present , and future of nuclear weapons from critical perspectives, foster links and dialogue between like-minded academics and research students, and stimulate collective thinking on a critical nuclear research agenda. The workshop welcomes participants from all disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, history, international relations, political science and sociology.
Postgraduate students are particularly welcomed. Limited funds are available to postgraduate scholars to provide travel bursaries to defray cost of attendance.