27 April 2016

Lecture "Legacies and Myths: Perceptions of the Chornobyl Disaster" by U.S. Fulbright Researcher Nathaniel Ray Pickett

Lecture "Legacies and Myths: Perceptions of the Chornobyl Disaster" by U.S. Fulbright Researcher Nathaniel Ray Pickett

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to the commemorative lecture "Legacies and Myths: Perceptions of the Chornobyl Disaster" by U.S. Fulbright Researcher Nathaniel Ray Pickett, to be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00 p.m., in the press center of the Information Agency "Ukrainian News" (20 Esplanadna St., 1st floor, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv).

The 1986 Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster had many transformational effects on the spaces it occupied. In many ways, the world is still dealing with Chornobyl's legacy - in human health, society, ecology, economics, and politics. In the 30 years since the accident, understandings and perceptions of the accident, its aftermath, and the zone surrounding it have evolved beyond the slow drip of factual knowledge, incorporating fear, wonder, and a number of unknown quantities into a mythology of Chornobyl, mediated through books, films, tourism, videogames, and other kinds of stories. This talk looks at these legacies and myths of Chornobyl, and speculates on the their future.

Nathaniel Ray PICKETT, PhD candidate of geography at the University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), who conducts research on Chornobyl's effect on the political geographies of Ukraine; Fulbright U.S. Student 2015/16

The lecture will be presented in English. Simultaneous translation into Ukrainian will be provided.

Please register online to attend the lecture.

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