Focus Theme: Markers, 2016-18

The Earth is marked by the nuclear age. This is true whether we consider the history of the nuclear age, or its future. Looking back through history, the origins of the Anthropocene epoch are said to coincide with the dawn of the nuclear age. Looking deep into the future, many are considering the task of communicating the problem of nuclear harm to the next 30,000 generations.

The question of nuclear markers is therefore an open one. And for this reason, it is the inaugural focus theme of the Archive of Nuclear Harm. Activities through 2019 include exhibitions, a film series, the launch of an experimental journal, and continued acquisition of physical items along with their digitisation, as well as the design and delivery of an intensive workshop in the Nuclear Humanities.