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The Global Hibakusha Project: Connecting Young People in Radiation Affected Communities

February 5, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Professor Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute (HPI) talks about The Global Project in the last of installment of HPI’s public English language lecture series. The lecture is free and open to all.

The Global Hibakusha Project has recently concluded its 2nd workshop, held here in Hiroshima. The project trains young people in radiation-affected communities in oral history methodology. The workshops have two goals, supporting the gathering of hibakusha testimony by young people within the community, and also to link Hiroshima & Nagasaki with nuclear test site communities through networking young people. To date, workshop participants have come from Japan, the Marshall Islands, Kazakhstan and Australia. This talk will detail the work of the Global Hibakusha Project, and discuss the outcomes of the recent Hiroshima workshop.

Robert Jacobs is an American historian of the social and cultural aspects of nuclear technologies. His recent work focuses on a global cross-cultural study of radiation affected communities. His book co-authored with Urs Heftrich, Bettina Kaibach and Karoline Thaidigsmann, eds. Images of Rupture in Civilization Between East and West: The Iconography of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in Eastern European Arts and Media (Köln: Böhlau, 2016) is forthcoming.

Seminar Room 2, Satellite Campus, Hiroshima City University
4-1-1 Otemachi, Nakaku, Hiroshima
9F Otemachi Heiwa Building

Please indicate attendance in advance by email with “Application for HPI Public Lecture Series in English” in the subject line and include your full name, home address, daytime phone number, email address and your work place or school name to office-peace at peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp.

More details in English and Japanese here.


February 5, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Satellite Campus, Hiroshima City University
9F Otemachi Heiwa Building, 4-1-1 Otemachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051 Japan