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Phase 6: Manuscript Delivery

The final phase, Phase 6, involves the final delivery of a traditional, written scholarly manuscripttogether with this companion web archive.

Phase 5: Website and Exhibit Building [underway ~December 2021]

The current phase, Phase 5, involvesrefiningindividual entries for digitised items, as well asorganising each into three digital exhibits on the themes of civilian and militaristic applications of nucleartechnology, and the universal problem of waste. As a 2021-23 Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, this phase was generously supported by Deakin University's Contemporary Histories Research Group. The Agile Humanities Agency have beencommissioned tocustomise the web design, whereas the … Read More

Phase 4: Copyright and Open Access

With the assistance of The University of Queensland's copyright division and the Fryer Memorial Library for Australian Literature, a number of items were made open access on eSpace, the university's institutional repository. In so doing, the Antipodean Antinuclearism project became the most significant digitisation of Richard Sylvan's nuclear thought ever undertaken. This open access phase was completed in August 2021. The University of Queensland's eSpace page that documents the outcomes of … Read More

Phase 3: Scanning and Digitisation

As part of my 2020 Fryer Library Fellowship I was fortunate to have the assistance of a number of specialist teams within The University of Queensland who assisted me in basic scanning or professionally digitising material in three tranches. The first tranche was material to be scanned for private research purposes only, and largely consists of marginalia in material that was not authored by Richard Routley/Sylvan (marked in red below). As such, no copyright clearances were sought since much of … Read More

Phase 2: Archival Research

Phase 2, made possible as the recipient of the2020 Fryer Library Fellowship at The University of Queensland, set out to expand upon my earlier engagement with the Richard Sylvan Papers whilst at graduate school [Phase 1]in early 2015. As I outlined in my first journal entry for Phase 1, this preliminary audit uncovered four (4) previously unpublished papers as well as a further four (4) pre-publication circulated drafts of Sylvan’s nuclear thought. Building on this earlier work, my ambitions … Read More

Phase 1: Doctoral Research

Phase 1 of the Antipodean Antinuclearism project was completed whilst in graduate school at The University of Queensland's School of Politics and International Studies.That doctorate, The Problem of Nuclear Harm: An Ethical Ecology, was subsequently awarded The University of Queensland's prizefor research excellence.One key component of the research process was a preliminary audit in early 2015 of a mere four (4) of the one-hundred and seventy-two (172) boxes that comprise the Richard Sylvan … Read More