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Dr. Christoph Laucht
Research Interests: 
  • the cultural and social history of the atomic age (especially in Britain and the United States)
  • the transnational history of the Cold War (principally in Britain, Germany and the United States)
  • the reciprocal influence of science and technology on society and culture
  • professional activism
  • media history and popular culture studies, chiefly film and history

Region of Investigation: Britain, Western Europe and the United States
Period of Investigation: before 1950, 1951-1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2010
Pugwash Related Publications:
  • Elemental Germans: Klaus Fuchs, Rudolf Peierls and the Making of British Nuclear Culture 1939-59 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
  • (ed., together with Jonathan Hogg), British Nuclear Culture, special issue of the British Journal for the History of Science, 45. 4 (2012)
  • with Jonathan Hogg, ‘Introduction: British Nuclear Culture’, British Journal for the History of Science, 45. 4 (2012), 479-93
  • ‘Atoms for the People: The Atomic Scientists’ Association, the British State and Nuclear Education in the Atom Train Exhibition, 1947-48’, British Journal for the History of Science, 45. 4 (2012), 591-608
  • ‘“Los Alamos in a way was a city of foreigners”:’ German-speaking Émigré Scientists and the Making of the Atom Bomb at Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1943-1946’, New Mexico Historical Review, 86. 2 (2011), 223-50
  • ‘“An Extraordinary Achievement of the ‘American Way’:” Hollywood and the Americanization of the Making of the Atom Bomb in Fat Man & Little Boy’, European Journal of American Culture, 28. 1 (2009), 41-56
  • ‘Zurück in die nukleare Zukunft: Das Beispiel Großbritannien’ [‘Back to the Nuclear Future: The British Case’], in Erbe des Kalten Krieges [Legacies of the Cold War], ed. by Bernd Greiner, Tim B. Müller and Klaas Voß (Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2013), pp. 231-41
  • ‘“Dawn – Or Dusk?”: Britain’s Picture Post Confronts Nuclear Energy’, in The Nuclear Age in Popular Media: A Transnational History, ed. by Dick van Lente (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 117-48
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