A Visual History of Atomic Testing in Nevada

Sundance Books and Music
Reno, Nevada
Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 pm

Part of Nevada Humanities' Salon series, the evening will feature several expert voices on the history of the Cold War and the legacy of atomic testing in Nevada. Moderated by Alison Gaulden, Internship Coordinator and Lecturer at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, the discussion will center around Andrew Kirk’s book, Doom Towns: The People and Landscapes of Atomic Testing, which chronicles this history in graphic novel form. Visual culture and imagery were manipulated and used to promote atomic testing at the height of the Cold War, and we are compelled to understand this history in a new light. Panelists will include Andrew Kirk, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Meredith Oda, assistant professor of history at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Peter Goin, photographer and Foundation Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno. Audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session followed by a reception. The evening is free and open to all.