BOMBHEAD Lecture Series: Lindsey Freeman
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 6 to 7 pm
My Grandfather was an Atomic Courier
Join Lindsey A. Freeman, author and Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, for an intriguing talk entitled “My Grandfather was an Atomic Courier”.
Freeman’s talk begins in one of the first cities of the Atomic Age, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a former secret city of the Manhattan Project, and incidentally the town where she was born.
Using archives both historical and personal, she addresses the four major sections in the BOMBHEAD exhibition: the bomb, documents, protest, and fear. The talk will examine how Freeman writes about atomic culture — referencing abstract art, photography, and popular culture — to think about both local and personal pasts alongside historical nuclear events and issues.
Speaker Bio: Lindsey A. Freeman
Lindsey A. Freeman is the author of Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia (UNC Press, 2015) and This Atom Bomb in Me (Redwood/Stanford University Press, 2019). She is currently writing two books, one about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and another about the practice of long-distance running. Freeman is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University. She is originally from Atomic Appalachia — Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
FREE. Registration required.