Call for Papers: Interrogating the Nuclear Condition: Past, Present and Future

11th November 2019
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, UK
Organised by the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group
We’re pleased to announce that proposals are invited for the seventh annual conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group. The conference theme is Interrogating the Nuclear Condition: Past, Present and Future.
We invite proposals for papers and panels that investigate conceptual, empirical and/or policy aspects of global nuclear politics. Papers/panels can also reflect on methodological or theoretical debates in the field. We welcome papers that examine all aspects of the nuclear world we inhabit, including but not limited to:
  • Theoretical/interdisciplinary/activist/practitioner approaches to engaging with the nuclear condition
  • New thinking on contemporary and future nuclear challenges, such as deterrence and strategy in the third decade of the 21st century, and the relationship of nuclear and other technologies
  • Reflections on international nuclear politics at the ‘end of arms control’
  • Disarmament, the humanitarian initiative and global nuclear governance
  • Reconsidering and contextualising our nuclear past
  • Proliferation, nuclear security and nuclear risk management
We will also be holding shorter, informal five minute ‘pitch’ sessions for those with ideas at an earlier stage looking for feedback, advice or potential collaborators.
The BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group was founded to bring together a diverse range of scholars, practitioners and professionals and so submissions from post-graduate students, non-academics and those working in other disciplines are particularly welcome.
Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and/or 50 word ‘pitch’ idea by 30th September 2019 to Dr Laura Considine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Conference is hosted by the University of Portsmouth with a contribution from the University Security and Risk thematic area. Security and Risk research at Portsmouth concerns the physical and electronic security of individuals, organisations and societies. A number of travel bursaries will be available for graduate students and early career presenters who are BISA members and will be allocated based on individual need and distance travelled.
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