• Events

    REIMAGINING THE FIELD OF MEDIA, WAR AND CONFLICT

    CFP: ICA Pre-Conference: Thursday 25th May 2023 As part of the Media, War and Conflict Journal’s 15th year anniversary events. Abstracts, indicating which type of participation is requested (paper or poster), should be emailed to Katy Parry: k.j.parry@leeds.ac.uk . The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 31 January, 2023. Accepted participants will be notified by 28 February 2023. Registration will be via the ICA website and will open in March 2023 Summary This is the ideal time to assess how new actors, technologies, and global power struggles have challenged the relationship between media and conflict in the 15 years since our first issue was published in April 2008. Disinformation and propaganda studies have moved into…

  • Events

    Complex Normalities: Soldier Memories and Politics of the Post- in Northern Ireland

    CMNH Occasional Seminar (online) Annemarie Majlund Jensen (Aarhus University, Denmark) 19th May, 6pm to 7:30pm (online) All welcome. Book now The past presence – and present absence – of the British Army in Northern Ireland often reappears in accounts of the island’s transformation from a place ridden by violent political and sectarian conflict into a place now on the surface ‘normal’, as it were. In this context, how to tell a research story able to convey a perspective of soldiering during recent times of violent political upheaval? And how to understand what it is like to remember experiences of soldiering today, amid, on the one hand: ongoing contestation over how…

  • Publications

    Recognising and Responding to Genocide Denial: The Case of Rwanda

    Volume edited by Catherine Gilbert, Paul Rukesha and Caroline Williamson Sinalo  Denial of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda has significantly increased in recent years, with prominent intellectuals and journalists finding a growing voice in the mainstream media and in academic institutions. This volume will bring together Rwandan and international experts from academia and civil society working on issues related to the genocide against the Tutsi and its denial. The volume will engage in discussions about genocide denial in its many manifestations, delineating the major arguments of genocide deniers and the forms and patterns denial takes. It will also consider the consequences of genocide denial both in terms…

  • Events

    The War Seminars #3: War and Aesthetics. Live Stream

    Live-Stream Links: Thursday, Sept. 23: https://youtu.be/6ohuRYLOQD8 Friday, Sept. 24: https://youtu.be/Mnnaeiz2T0A Ever since Homer opened the urtext of Western literature with the famous line “Rage – Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son, Achilles,” war has been closely entwined with aesthetics. Both before, during, and after armed conflict, art and aesthetics have been a driving force in producing and inducing responses to war, oftentimes calibrating the sensuous apparatuses of populations in ways that aided the war effort, while sometimes also offering a set of counter-narratives and affects. The close bond between war and aesthetics has become ever tighter during the 20th and 21st centuries. The conquering of the perceptual field, to quote Paul…

  • Publications

    Information at War

    Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare New Book by Philip SeibPolity July 2021. For more information or to order the book click here Please note publication of the book is as follows: 16th July Europe, 17th September North America. The book is available for pre-order here A war’s outcome is determined by more than bullets and bombs. In our digital age, the proliferation of new media venues has magnified the importance of information – whether its content is true or purposely false – in battling an enemy and defending the public. In this book, Philip Seib, one of the world’s leading experts on media and war, offers a probing analysis of the role of information…