Des essais au désert ? Pour une histoire comparée et transnationale des sites des essais nucléaires

Colloque international de Paris, 19-21 janvier 2022

Tests in the Desert? Towards a Comparative and Transnational History of Nuclear Test Sites

International Conference, Paris, 19-21 January 2022


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[4] Winona LaDuke and Ward Churchill, “Native America: The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonialism”, The Journal of Ethnic Studies, vol. 13, n°3 (1985), 107-132.

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[13] Michele Gerber, On the Home Front, op. cit.

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Comité d’organisation
  • Benjamin Furst (UHA- CRÉSAT)
  • Sylvain Mary (Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
  • Renaud Meltz (UHA-CRÉSAT, IUF)
  • Teva Meyer (UHA- CRÉSAT)
  • Sarah Mohamed-Gaillard (INALCO-CESSMA)
  • Alexis Vrignon (MSHP-CRÉSAT)
Conseil scientifique
  • Robert Aldrich (University of Sydney)
  • Eric Conte (MSH du Pacifique)
  • Pierre Fournier (LAMES) 
  • Hugh Gusterson (University of British Columbia)
  • Claire Laux (IEP Bordeaux)
  • Claude Martin (Ambassadeur de France)
  • Georges-Henri Soutou (Institut de France)