Picturing the Social: Militarism & Clean War

WAM members may be interested in the following talks by Adi Kuntsman and Rhys Crilley from the Picturing the Social Conference (7th Nov 2014), now available on Soundcloud (other presentations also available). Abstracts for Kuntsman and Crilley below: Selfie Militarism (link) Dr Adi Kuntsman Lecturer in Digital Media, Manchester Metropolitan University The …

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WW1 “Christmas Truce” in photos

To commemorate 100 years since the incredible Christmas Truce, The Open University have searched through the IWM archives to find examples showing the impact of football during WW1. December 2014 marks 100 years since the “Christmas Truce” of World War 1. The truce, an unofficial ceasefire between British and German …

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Alternate Spaces of War: 1914 to the Present

CALL FOR PAPERS 6-7 July 2015 An international inter-disciplinary conference organised by colleagues at Plymouth University to investigate alternate spaces of war and identify new ways of understanding the experience of conflict in the modern world. This event will be organised as a part of the AHRC funded ‘Alternate Spaces’ …

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Kajaki: New British War Film

  New British film about British troops in Afghanistan opens this week. Synposis (taken from Kajaki Website): From director PAUL KATIS and writer TOM WILLIAMS ( Chalet Girl) comes Kajaki. The True Story, a portrait of a harrowing real life event in the midst of the Afghanistan conflict, and a modern British …

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Screening War: Diffractions Journal

The Fall Issue of Diffractions on Screening War is now online. This new issue contains the following: Articles Arresting Images: Inhabiting the Nazi Archive in Yael Hersonski´s A Film Unfinished [Daniela Agostinho] Revisiting and Renegotiating Wars: The Potential of Political Subjectivization in Anri Sala´s Film 1395 Days Without Red [Solveig Gade] Replacing Bodies with …

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Art in Conflict: Syria

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Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ 1st December 2014 Art In Conflict launches a series of fundraising events embracing art from conflict zones and supporting humanitarian charities. Join us for an evening of artwork, artist talks and film. Including political cartoons by Nabil About Hamad, contemporary suffices from Tarek Tuma, …

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CFP: Conflicting Images, Contested Realities

Frames Cinema Journal, Spring 2015  The centenary of World War I has brought into view an exceptional range of palimpsestic re-imaginings of this historical moment, from Joe Sacco’s magisterial graphic panorama, The Great War, to the restoration and re-issue of films such as Verdun and Wooden Crosses. The multi-modal writings …

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The Economics of War

Taylor Francis ‘The Economics Of…’ collection hones in on the relationship between economics and war, featuring current and important topics such as: Military spending and economic growth Economic sanctions The war on terror This collection explores conflict and economics in the 20th and 21st Centuries, looking at case studies in economics …

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