Live on Zoom and streamed on YouTube, public and open to everyone (with pre-registration), 15 June 2021 “The Great Chernobyl Acceleration” by Prof. Kate Brown (MIT) U.N. websites say that 33 people died from the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe and 6,000 children got cancer. Is that the extent of the damage? Working through newly disclosed Soviet health archives, historian Kate Brown discovered that Soviet doctors reported a public health disaster in the Chernobyl-contaminated territories in the late 1980s. The archives show a death toll of not 33, but 35,000 and tens of thousands hospitalized after the disaster. What happened to this story? In this keynote address, delivered as part of the final conference concluding the research project “Atomic Heritage Goes Critical,” Prof. Brown explores hitherto unrecognized archives to show how evidence of widespread health problems from Chernobyl exposures disappeared from the scientific consensus. With comments by Prof. Melanie Arndt, University of Freiburg, Germany, and chaired by Prof. Anna Storm, Linköping University, Sweden. Organised by the research project “Atomic heritage Goes Critical,” Linköping University (Sweden), in partnership with Kingston University London (UK), Södertörn University (Sweden) and Pompeu Fabra University (Spain). Funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Co-hosted by: the Lithuanian National Art Gallery and This Is Tomorrow.