INCORE: The Role of Media in Conflict

INFOCORE is an international collaborative research project funded under the 7th European Framework Program of the European Commission. It comprises leading experts from all social sciences dealing, and includes nine renowned research institutions from seven countries. Its main aim is to investigate the role(s) that media play in the emergence …

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World Documentary Film and TV Conference

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4-6 September 2014 To contribute to world cinema documentary studies and to film theory/practice debates, the World Documentary Film & TV Conference aims to bring together international scholars and film practitioners. It seeks to critically examine historical and contemporary world documentary films and factual television productions, whose analyses have been developed …

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As Above, So Below: Drone Culture

CFP: Special issue of Culture Machine, Vol.16 (2015) Edited by Rob Coley and Dean Lockwood (University of Lincoln, UK) http://www.culturemachine.net The colloquium, ‘As Above, So Below’, held at the University of Lincoln in May 2014, proved the topic of drone culture to be a productive and resonant point of access …

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WW1 Photographs in Colour

2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War 1. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, The Open University has enlisted the help of a photograph restoration expert, to ‘colourise’ some of the unique and interesting photos that were taken during the time. Although the …

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Call for Papers: War, Travel, Travel Writing

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A one-day international, inter-disciplinary conference at the University of East Anglia, 29th November 2014, organised by the War-and-Representation network (WAR-Net). Some of the oldest Western texts – Homer’s epics or Herodotus’s Histories – combine the experience of war with encountering foreign people and places. For combatants, the protracted nostos, or …

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Problematizing Cyber Wars

Call for Papers: CyberOrient: Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East. Submission deadline: September 30, 2014 (Full Papers) Editor-in-Chief: Daniel Martin Varisco Guest Editor: Helga Tawil-Souri  Aim According to military analysts, since the 1991 Gulf War and even more so since the Hezbollah-Israel 2006 war, we have entered a new phase …

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War Reporters Under Threat

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New book by Chris Paterson War Reporters Under Threat critically explores the disturbing press protection records of the very democracies which publically advocate free expression.  Paterson argues that what should have been the lesson for the press following the invasion of Iraq – that they will be treated instrumentally by …

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