Robert Jacobs – Ran Zwigenberg

Robert (Bo) Jacobs is a Professor at the Hiroshima Peace Institute and Graduate School of Peace Studies at Hiroshima City University in Japan. He is a historian of science and technology focused on the history of nuclear technologies and radiation technopolitics. He has published multiple books and articles, and is the co-founder and lead researcher of the Global Hibakusha Project. Ran Zwigenberg is an Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on modern Japanese and European history, with a specialization in memory, medical, and cultural history.  Zwigenberg’s first book, Hiroshima: The Origins of Global Memory Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2014), won the 2016 Association for Asian Studies’ John W. Hall book award.

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