• 17 Sep 2018
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Workshop “The contribution of the history of technology for understanding technology futures”, 17 September 2018

HoNESt researchers Astrid M. Kirchhof (Deutsches Museum, Munich) and Jan-Henrik Meyer (University of Copenhagen) discuss the experience of nuclear history at the workshop on “The contribution of the history of technology for understanding technology futures” at KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

See the workshop programme here


  • 07 Nov 2018
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Interdisciplinary writing group workshop, Berlin, 7 November 2018

The contributors to the interdisciplinary book on nuclear energy and society based on HoNESt findings will meet to discuss chapters on 7 November in Berlin.

  • 16 Oct 2018
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Regulators workshop, UPF Barcelona, 16 October 2018

At the University Pompeu Fabra, HoNESt is holding a meeting with (former) regulators from different European countries to learn about their experience of regulating nuclear energy – focusing on issues such as continuity and change in regulation; international cooperation; Institutions, stakeholders, and civil society.

  • 21 Feb 2018
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The presentation of the book "The Economic History of Nuclear Energy in Spain, Governance, Business and Finance" (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2017) has led to a meeting in Madrid between academics, experts, policymakers, managers, operators, businessmen and regulators of the nuclear energy in Spain. The members of HoNEST Mar Rubio-Varas and Joseba De la Torre, professors of Economic History at the Public University of Navarra, have presented a synthetic balance on the institutional, economic, financial, commercial, technological and social singularities of that case and its insertion in the international context, between 1950 and 1985. In the subsequent debate, witnesses from that past and managers of the present participated: scientists from the Nuclear Energy Board, representatives of the Nuclear Safety Council, the Spanish Nuclear Society, the engineering and consulting firms, but also promoters of the nuclear power plants, in addition to the team of the Ministry of Industry and Energy that in 1984 negotiated the moratorium of the Spanish nuclear program.


  • 02 Jan 2018
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Meeting in the Science Museum’s Albert Einstein Meeting Room, the project served to evaluate the London stakeholder engagement event of 31 January. Lessons were drawn and plans refined for the dissemination and stakeholder engagement workshop in Munich, scheduled for 5 April here. Further planning regarded the communication and engagement strategy for the coming months.

  • 05 Apr 2018
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The HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) Project will hold a workshop for public stakeholders to discuss the past and future public engagement with nuclear energy.
The one-day event is held at the Deutsches Museum, Munich, on Thursday, 5 April 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Deutsches Museum The workshop focuses on the relationship between nuclear energy and society in Central and Eastern Europe - from historical experience to present-day practice. Stakeholder engagement is an integrative part of the project.
The event will involve stakeholders from industry, associations, politics, research and civil society – of whom you might be one.
The stakeholder event will involve three components. First, we will discuss HoNESt's historical research on how nuclear energy and society have related to each other in the past. Second, HoNESt's social science team will discuss some of the mechanisms of successful stakeholder engagement. Finally, we would very much value your involvement in an activity where we will explore the future of societal engagement with nuclear power, and thus open new avenues of thinking.
Registration is open at Eventbrite.

  • 07 Sep 2017
  • Project Meetings

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HoNESt would like to invite you to take part in the Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in Barcelona 21-22 September.

The Stakeholder Engagement Workshop will be focused in discussing the historical research findings on societal relations with nuclear energy in Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain).

The Stakeholder event will involve three components. First, the participants will discuss the historical research findings on societal relations with nuclear energy and nuclear energy's societal engagement. Second, the participants will discuss some of the mechanisms identified by the social science research that have been used for engaging the public and other stakeholders with nuclear power. And third, HoNESt would very much value the participants involvement in a workshop where we will explore the future of societal engagement in the nuclear industry.

The Workshop will be held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. It will start on Thursday, 21 September, and end on Friday, 22 September. The working language of the event is English.

Register here.

  • 05 Jul 2017
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5-6 July 2017

Antwerp Project Meeting

HoNESt partners from Antwerp, Barcelona, Central Lancashire, Copenhagen, Norwich, Stuttgart and York met at the University of Antwerp, in order to plan the stakeholder engagement workshop in Barcelona, the social science and in particular the backcasting research.

Particular emphasis was placed on methods for strengthening interdisciplinary cooperation and publications.

  • 09 Feb 2016
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9 February 2017

Manchester Debating Society on the expansion of nuclear energy

Matthew Cotton attended the Manchester Debating Society on the expansion of nuclear energy in the United Kingdom.


  • 27 Jul 2016
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27 July 2016

Presentation of HoNESt before the public relations of Foro Nuclear

Albert Presas i Puig, Mar Rubio-Varas, Josep Espluga, Joseba de la Torre and Ana Prades did a presentation of HoNESt before the public relations of Foro Nuclear and some of their experts (Spanish Nuclear industry lobby).

Foro Nuclear website

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