Memories of the Nuclear Age: An International Conference and Archives Meetup

Memories of the Nuclear Age: An International Conference
November 18-20, 2015
Rice Campus and the Texas Medical Center Library
See website for more details

Archives Roundtable Meetup (KAKEN and AHA members only)
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Texas Medical Center Library’s Historical Research Center (HRC)
8272 El Rio, Suite 190
6:00-8:00 pm

The Conference
The Texas Medical Center Library’s McGovern Historical Center, along with Rice University’s Humanities Research Center and School of Humanities and the KAKEN group of Japan, is presenting a conference titled “Archiving Nuclear Memories.”

Archivists and historians from Japan will join with colleagues, faculty and staff from Rice, the TMC, and the general public to learn about the challenges of preserving and sharing information related to the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Japan.

The Meetup
AHA members have an opportunity to eat and visit and talk about future collaborations or learn about best practices on both sides of the Pacific. During this informal meeting, KAKEN members can talk about their history and archive projects and learn about Houston archives. (Some food will be provided).

Currently, two archivists are scheduled to attend:
Akiko Kubota: a Gakushuin University graduate student, who can talk briefly on the topic of Atomic Bomb archives from the viewpoint of Science History

Maki Hirose: a Gakushuin University doctoroal student, who can talk about conservation and preservation of archives relating ot the War in Japan.

Please join us in welcoming our Japanese colleagues to Houston!