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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War

    May 21st-22nd 2020 CFP: Deadline for abstracts 10th January 2020 website: www.warandmedia/Spaces Building on the success of our 2018 international conference ‘Spaces of War: War of Spaces’, the Editors of the Media, War and Conflict Journal are holding our second conference at Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy in May 2020. Alongside traditional papers, the expected conference programme will include film screenings and methodological workshops on Digital verification; Visuality/photography; The archive; Performance that are designed to facilitate the development of new ideas, networks and/or research proposals through dialogue with practitioners. Conference Themes In 2018 we were motivated by a feeling that broad theses on the transformation of war in new media environments…

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    Future Past: Memory and Imaginal Politics in Conflicts and for Conflicts

    Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető Central European University Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020 “We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without dangers, wars, mud and misery. When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote the above quote he inscribed the future within possibilities that his present offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming his past. Future, present and past don’t stand by themselves anymore when an armed conflict occurs…

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    Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries:

    Contemporary British and American Literature The extended deadline for ALL proposal submissions is Monday 30 September 2019. The research group “Rewriting War: The Paradigms of Contemporary War Fiction in English” is pleased to announce its first conference, “Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Contemporary British and American Literature”, to be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from Thursday 02 April to Friday 03 April 2020. The major wars and conflicts of recent times (the two world wars, the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others) have affected the lives…

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    Reconciling Impact and Ethics

    An Ethnography of Research in Violent Online Political Extremism Vox Pol release a new open access Vox Pol report by Dounia Mahlouly on the ethical dilemmas faced by the academic community tasked with developing new methodological tools and conceptual frameworks for the study of violent online political extremism. Download the report here Abstract: Gathering empirical evidence from interviews and focus groups, this study highlights some of the ethical dilemmas faced by the academic community tasked with developing new methodological tools and conceptual frameworks for the study of violent online political extremism. At the same time it examines how academics position themselves in relation to a broad range of non-academic stakeholders…

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    The Fixers: Local News Workers’ Perspectives on International Reporting

    by Lindsay Palmer News “fixers” are locally-based media employees who serve as translators, coordinators, and guides to foreign journalists in unfamiliar terrain. Operating in the shadows, fixers’ contributions to journalism are largely hidden from us, yet they underpin the entire international news industry: almost every international news story we read today could not be produced without a fixer. Indeed, without fixers’ on-the-ground skill and intimate knowledge of a territory, journalists would struggle to document stories unfolding in countries outside their own. Despite this, however, fixers remain one of the most under-protected and undervalued groups contributing to the production of news. Targeted by militant groups and governments, even by their neighbours,…