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Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center



  • Existence: 1985 -- 1993

The Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center (NAHHC) was established at Tufts University in October 1986.
The Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center (NAHHC) was established at Tufts University in October 1986. It was the first academic center in the nation dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the nuclear era. It sponsored research projects and offered programs discussing nuclear conflicts and their peaceful resolutions leading to nuclear disarmament. The NAHHC also helped organize different University Presidents Conferences. At these conferences international university presidents discussed nuclear issues. NAHHC is best known for its Global Classroom Project (GCP), also called the "Space Bridge" or "Tufts - Moscow Space Bridge." GCP was a course jointly taught between Moscow State University, and Tufts University via television and satellite technology. From 1988 to 1992, NAHHC produced eleven GCPs that allowed direct, frank discussions between students and Russian and American panelists from various national and international institutions. Martin Sherwin, founding director of the NAHHC, established the GCP in 1987. A professor of History at Tufts, Sherwin and Evgeny P. Velikhov of the USSR Academy of Science, jointly taught the course, offered regularly at both universities, using one syllabus and meeting four times a semester via satellite. The NAHHC received national and international acclaim for its innovative curriculum.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Nuclear Age History and Humanities Center Records

Call Number: UA027
Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence, proposals, drafts, Dr. Martin Sherwin's personal correspondence and research notes relating to the founding of the NAHHC, and various programs the center organized and participated in. The bulk of the material in the collection is from 1986 - 1992. Documentation relating to the GCP includes transcripts, course outlines, slides, photographs, and video tapes, as well as records from student trips to Moscow and the US from 1988 to 1992, and a video tape of...
Dates: bulk 1986 -- 1992, 1970 -- 1993

The Human Factor, Radiation and Nuclear weapons testing: A historical and personal review, 1985 -- 1995

 Item — Volume: MS005 Shared 1
Call Number: MS005.001.010.00004
Scope and Contents: This series contains copies of several government publications and reports related to atomic testing and specific testing operations; subject files and news and research articles on topics including health effects, waste disposal, and nuclear energy; legal files relating to lawsuits on recognition and compensation for atomic veterans; congressional legislation on recognition and compensation for atomic veterans; one case from a veteran seeking recognition and compensation; and drafts of...
Dates: 1985 -- 1995