History of Art and Architecture

Isaiah Bertagnolli Receives Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship at University of Chicago

Isaiah Bertagnolli receives the University of Chicago's Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship to research archival material relating to the Manhattan Project. The University of Chicago was an important outpost of the Manhattan Project. Their Metallurgical Laboratory was the site of the first atomic chain reaction leading to the invention of atomic weapons. After the end of World War II, many scientists of the Manhattan Project established the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to educate non-specialists on the dangers of nuclear weapons. Bertagnolli will investigate the visual material by which the scientists encountered and circulated information on the arms race for his dissertation on antinuclear protest art.