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Robert Alan Jacobs

ロバート ジェイコブズ | Robert Alan Jacobs
Affiliation and department:
Job title: Professor
Research keywords  (6): popular culture studies ,  war and peace studies ,  nuclear testing ,  hibakusha studies ,  American history and culture ,  Nuclear weapons
Research theme for competitive and other funds  (3):
  • 2020 - 2022 American hibakusha: radiation affected communities inside of the United States of America
  • 2018 - 2019 Nuclear power plant disasters: oral histories at Chernobyl and Windscale
  • 2008 - 2011 The Study of the Use of Information Gathered at the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission to Design Plans for Radiological Warfare and for Troop Participation in Nuclear Tests in the United States
Papers (27):
  • “Born violent: the birth of nuclear power”. Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. 2019. 7. 1. 9-29
  • Robert Jacobs. “The visible and the invisible when considering Northern European spent permanent spent nuclear fuel storage”. Hiroshima Peace Research Journal. 2018. 5. 13-33
  • Robert Jacobs. “Imagining a nuclear World War Two in Europe: Preparing U.S. troops for the battlefield use of nuclear weapons”. Estonian Yearbook of Military History. 2018. 7. 13. 166-186
  • “The Global Hibakusha Project: Nuclear post-colonialism and its intergenerational legacy”. Unlikely: Journal for the Creative Arts 5. 2018
  • "Transforming violence into peace through education". Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. 2018. 6. 1
Books (19):
  • After Fukushima: Legacies of 3.11
    University of Pennsylvania Press 2020
  • War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars
    Cambridge University Press 2019
  • Nuclear bodies: Radioactive decay of self, community and planet
    Yale University Press 2019
  • War and childhood in the age of the World Wars
    Cambridge University Press 2019
  • Toxic immanence
    McGill-Queens University Press 2019
Lectures and oral presentations  (41):
  • “Seeing the Unseeable”
    (Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series, “Nuclear visions: the Atomic Photographers Guild” exhibition 2019)
  • “The problems of long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel worldwide”
    (The Fourth International Conference on Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Recovery, INUDECO 2019 2019)
  • “Colonialism and its impact on democratic peace:the nuclear Pacific”
    (“Processes of Peace and Democratization” workshop at the Catholic University of Portugal 2018)
  • “The invisible nuclear war hidden inside of the Cold War”
    (Peace Studies Workshop at the University of Bradford 2018)
  • “Hiroshima in America, America in Hiroshima"
    (Chugoku Association of Elementary School Principles 2017)
Education (1):
  • - 2004 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign History
Work history (2):
  • 2016/04/01 - Research Professor: Hiroshima Peace Institute / Hiroshima City University
  • 2010/04/01 - 2016/03/31 Research Associate Professor: Hiroshima Peace Institute / Hiroshima City University
Committee career (5):
  • 2010 - 2010 Academic advisor Hibakusha: Our life to live (Memory Productions, 2010, a film by David Rothauser)
  • 2006 - 2010 H-Peace Listserv, H-NET Book Review Editor, Editorial Board member,
  • 2009 - Project member Imagine Peace! Zurich University for the Arts
  • 2009 - Project member Nonkilling History Research Committee, Center for Global Nonkilling
  • 2006 - Historians Against the War Speakers Bureau
Association Membership(s) (4):
Japanese American Studies Society ,  Society for the History of Technology ,  Society for Social Studies of Science ,  International Big History Association
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