Paul R. Josephson

Colby College

Paul R. Josephson is professor of history at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, USA, and Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia. The author of twelve books, he is a specialist on twentieth century big science and technology, and in environmental history. Since 1984 he has visited the former Soviet Union dozens of times for research, including nuclear physics institutes, press centers, and power stations in Kyiv, Rivne, and Kharkiv, Ukraine, and in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Murmansk region, Siberia. Josephson is on the editorial board of 5 journals including ISIS and Global Environment. Josephson is the author of Red Atom on peaceful Soviet nuclear programs. He was won a series of national and international grants.

Relevant Publications

Red Atom (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). (Originally published New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1999.)
Curator, Exhibition on the “Peaceful Atom,” Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary; author of “The Paradoxical Atom,” at
“Technological Utopianism in the Twenty-First Century: Russia’s Nuclear Future,” History and Technology, vol. 19, no. 3 (2003): 279-294.