Martin Pfeiffer is creating Anthropologically informed nuclear weapons research and fun!
219
patrons
$1,628
per month
I'm trying to help save the world and have fun with ANTHROPOLOGY!

I'm a fourth year PhD student at the University of New Mexico and my research focuses on how humans create meaning about, around, and with nuclear weapons. One of my areas of focus is analyzing these meaning making (semiotic) practices at official sites of nuclear weapon heritage (like museums).

I expect that a better understanding of nuclear meaning making can enable us to more effectively comprehend and change the systems of thought and behavior that make nuclear weapons seemingly necessary. At the same time, my research can point to constructing safer and more stable ways to talk about and manage the ongoing existence of nuclear weapons. Therefore, I am committed to widely sharing my research data, findings, and analysis as well as primary source documents.

Joining my (select!) community of patrons gets you access to, among other delights, exclusive content on here, sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts and data dumps, file and document downloads, and the opportunity to help save the world by enabling me to conduct and share my work.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll join me on this journey!
Tiers
Lil Feller
$2 or more per month
-Bi-weekly exclusive posts of words or documents to Patreon.


-Access to my Twitter where I discuss the nuclear news of the day, post new images and analysis, and post nuclear cat memes:  (@nuclearanthro).

X-Ray
$5 or more per month
Same as the $2 reward...but MOAR AWESOME!
Grable
$10 or more per month
-All previous rewards. 

-Full access to my vintage defense and nuclear weapon laboratory advertising archive.


-Sneak peaks of new archives I create.

Priscilla
$20 or more per month only 31 left
-Provide shipping address for a 1955 US issue Atoms for Peace postage stamp.


-Also get a 1964 UN issue "Cessation of Nuclear Testing" stamp!

-Plus all previous rewards

Ivy King
$50 or more per month only 21 left
-Two small to medium pieces of Trinitite (provide shipping address).

-Thanks in acknowledgment section of my Dissertation
  (minimum 6 months patronage).


-1/2 hour of my research time a month.

-All previous rewards.

Tsar Bomba
$150 or more per month only 9 left
-small bits of a Mk17 thermonuclear weapon from 1957
Albuquerque Broken Arrow (provide shipping address).

-Mention in the acknowledgments section of my dissertation (minimum 3 months Patronage).

-1 hour of my research time per month.

-Plus all previous.
Goals
$1,628 of $2,600 per month
This is my break even point for being able to devote the necessary attention to creating, maintaining, and curating the publicly accessible digital collection of documents, photographs, and records that I have taken, scanned, and acquired through FOIA.

If we hit this amount then I will further expand my digital archive and be able to properly label, organize, and write up items in it.

In addition I will add:

1) More documents released digitally to me under the Freedom of Information Act.

2) My 1,000 image+ archive of 1950-1965 nuclear weapon laboratory and defense industry advertisements.

3) Scans of  government Civil Defense literature that I possess.

4) All documents I have scanned from the NNSA reading room at UNM.

5) My pictures from nuclear weapon heritage sites


I reserve the right to embargo some materials, now and in the future, for a reasonable length of time to allow for publishing, ethics, or privacy reasons.



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I'm trying to help save the world and have fun with ANTHROPOLOGY!

I'm a fourth year PhD student at the University of New Mexico and my research focuses on how humans create meaning about, around, and with nuclear weapons. One of my areas of focus is analyzing these meaning making (semiotic) practices at official sites of nuclear weapon heritage (like museums).

I expect that a better understanding of nuclear meaning making can enable us to more effectively comprehend and change the systems of thought and behavior that make nuclear weapons seemingly necessary. At the same time, my research can point to constructing safer and more stable ways to talk about and manage the ongoing existence of nuclear weapons. Therefore, I am committed to widely sharing my research data, findings, and analysis as well as primary source documents.

Joining my (select!) community of patrons gets you access to, among other delights, exclusive content on here, sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts and data dumps, file and document downloads, and the opportunity to help save the world by enabling me to conduct and share my work.

Thanks for reading and I hope you'll join me on this journey!

Recent posts by Martin Pfeiffer

Tiers
Lil Feller
$2 or more per month
-Bi-weekly exclusive posts of words or documents to Patreon.


-Access to my Twitter where I discuss the nuclear news of the day, post new images and analysis, and post nuclear cat memes:  (@nuclearanthro).

X-Ray
$5 or more per month
Same as the $2 reward...but MOAR AWESOME!
Grable
$10 or more per month
-All previous rewards. 

-Full access to my vintage defense and nuclear weapon laboratory advertising archive.


-Sneak peaks of new archives I create.

Priscilla
$20 or more per month only 31 left
-Provide shipping address for a 1955 US issue Atoms for Peace postage stamp.


-Also get a 1964 UN issue "Cessation of Nuclear Testing" stamp!

-Plus all previous rewards

Ivy King
$50 or more per month only 21 left
-Two small to medium pieces of Trinitite (provide shipping address).

-Thanks in acknowledgment section of my Dissertation
  (minimum 6 months patronage).


-1/2 hour of my research time a month.

-All previous rewards.

Tsar Bomba
$150 or more per month only 9 left
-small bits of a Mk17 thermonuclear weapon from 1957
Albuquerque Broken Arrow (provide shipping address).

-Mention in the acknowledgments section of my dissertation (minimum 3 months Patronage).

-1 hour of my research time per month.

-Plus all previous.