War and Representation Network Conference

Anniversary Culture II: 1815 and 1915: From Waterloo to Gallipoli Saturday 21 November 2015, University of Leicester Keynote Speakers: Professor Simon Bainbridge, University of Lancaster Professor Jane Chapman, University of Lincoln Proposals are invited for the second in a series of conferences to mark the centenary years of the First …

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The British Media and Bloody Sunday

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New book by Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker On Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972, British paratroopers killed thirteen innocent men in Derry. It was one of the most controversial events in the history of the Northern Ireland conflict and also one of the most mediated. The horror was recorded in newspapers …

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Imaging War – Imagining the Nation

A Cultural History of the Soldier in Europe 1800-2014 Call for contributions to an informal workshop to be held at the University of Warwick, 29-31 May 2015 organised by Dr Ian Roberts (Warwick) and Dr Andrew Plowman (Liverpool) Images of conflict and of soldiers engaged in conflict have featured in …

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Cultures of sound and the war without end

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Tuesday 2nd June 2015, 12-6pm, Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, UK Public Culture Hub and Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies, in the School of Media, Film and Music at University of Sussex invite you to attend in a half-day symposium exploring cultures of sound and the war without end. Marking …

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Kajaki: Film Screening and Q&A

The War and Media Network are pleased to host a film screening of the BAFTA nominated film ‘Kajaki‘ plus Q&A with Director Paul Katis and Producer Andrew De Lotbiniere. Komedia at Dukes, Brighton 23rd March, 18.00 Click here to book tickets Download the poster for more info Watch the trailer below …

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Warrior snapshots and throwaway lines

Discussing the storytelling power of media (self-)representations with soldiers and veterans   Wednesday , 4th March 2015, 15:15 University of Huddersfield Room 4, Journalism and Media Building Research seminar featuring the paper below by Nancy Thumim and Katy Parry (University of Leeds) The contemporary British soldier has become a regular focus …

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CFP: Digital Aesthetics of Violence

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This special issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television is designed to focus on the implications of the relationship between digital technologies and the aesthetic of violence. Contributors may explore (but are not limited to) questions such as: In what ways has the digital aesthetic changed the visual expression …

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Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation

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Centre on Human Rights in Conflict (CHRC) & Centre for Performing Arts Development (CPAD) invite you to the book launch of Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation Wednesday 18 February 4:00-5:30 pm UEL, University Stratford Square Campus US 3.02, 3rd Floor, University Stratford Square http://www.universitysquarestratford.ac.uk/find-us.htm The celebration of the publication …

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9/11 AND THE ACADEMY

CFP: Conference and Edited Volume November 6 and 7, 2015 Emory & Henry College Conveners: Professors Mark Finney and Matthew Shannon of Emory & Henry College Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2015 September 11, 2001 was, according to then President George W. Bush, “the day that changed everything.” This one-day conference …

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