Nuclear Reimaginings

Project Overview

This micro-site documents the Nuclear Reimaginings series of edited collections that “reimagine”—or interpret anew—various historical nuclear events by creating spaces for collaboration and dialogue across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. To showcase the full range of insights and understandings about the problem of nuclear harm that the broad interdisciplinary field of the Nuclear Humanities promises, three major edited collections have been published to date. Two volumes were co-edited with Robert Jacobs, including a special issue of Critical Military Studies to coincide with the 70-year anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima in 2015 and a revised and expanded edited book on Hiroshima and Nagasaki published by Routledge in 2018. Third, and finally, a 2018 multimedia special issue of Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts on Maralinga was co-edited with Paul Brown and Ellise Barkley, who also led the underlying community arts project, the Nuclear Futures Partnership Initiative, that was sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts (2014-18).

Although there remains a dire need for further reimaginings, including on Chernobyl and other nuclear events, the Nuclear Reimaginings project has been indefinitely placed on hold as at July 2018.


Australian Council for the Arts; Australian Federal Government; The University of Montréal; The  University of Queensland

N.A.J. Taylor

Robert Jacobs; Paul Brown; Ellise Barkley