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    New Book: Spaces of War, War of Spaces

    Published July 23rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Editor(s): Sarah Maltby, Ben O’Loughlin, Katy Parry, Laura Roselle Cover image: Aluminium Waste Pond at Petkovici from the Bleed series 2005. © Simon-Norfolk Spaces of War, War of Spaces provides a rich, international and multi-disciplinary engagement with the convergence of war and media through the conceptual lens of ‘space’ Visit the book website Click here to purchase. Use 35% online discount code: GLRTW5 Overview ‘Space’ offers a profound, challenging and original framework through which notions of communication, embodiment, enactment, memory and power are interrogated not only in terms of how media spaces (traditional, digital, cultural, aesthetic, embodied, mnemonic) transform the conduct, outcomes and consequences of war for all involved,…

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    The Airspace Tribunal: Toronto Hearing

    The Airspace Tribunal: an international public forum to consider the case for and against a new human right to protect the freedom to live without physical or psychological threat from above  The following are the dates for the Toronto Hearing – all times are EST Sunday, 1 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2 – 4 PM Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2 – 3 PM (all times are Toronto – Eastern Standard Time) FREE  Online (via Zoom)  The Toronto hearing of the Airspace Tribunal is co-presented by The Power Plant and the Master of Visual Studies program at the Daniels Faculty,…

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    New Book: On Commemoration

    Global Reflections upon Remembering War Edited By Catherine Gilbert, Kate McLoughlin and Niall Munro Peter Lang Publishing How, in the twenty-first century, can we do commemoration better? In particular, how can commemoration contribute to post-war reconciliation and reconstruction? In this book, a global roster of distinguished writers, artists, musicians, religious leaders, military veterans and scholars debate these questions and ponder the future of commemoration. They include the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tony Horwitz, the award-winning novelists Aminatta Forna and Rachel Seiffert, and the human rights lawyer and Gifford Baillie Prize-winner Philippe Sands. Polemics and reflections together with poetry and creative prose movingly illuminate a subject that…

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    War and Representation Podcast Series

    WAR-NET have launched a new podcast series: War and Representation. Listen here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/war-and-representation. In these first six podcasts, leading international scholars discuss topics such as the relationship between war, aesthetics and politics; philosophy and nuclear war; the phenomenon of ‘amok’; the messiness of history; human agency in warfare; and the place of emotion in research. They are Elaine Scarry (Harvard University), Vivienne Jabri (King’s College London), Patrick Deer (New York University), Santanu Das (University of Oxford), Joseph Vogl (Humboldt University) and Christopher Coker (LSE). The series is a joint venture between the scholars at the University of Southern Denmark, the University of Oxford, the University of St. Andrews and Liverpool Hope…

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    The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows

    Edited by Donatella Della Ratta, Kay Dickinson & Sune Haugbolle  (INC Theory on Demand #35) on history and representation after 2011.  As the revolutions across the Arab world that came to a head in 2011 devolved into civil war and military coup, representation and history acquired a renewed and contested urgency. The capacities of the internet have enabled sharing and archiving in an unprecedented fashion. Yet, at the same time, these facilities institute a globally dispersed reinforcement and recalibration of power, turning memory and knowledge into commodified and copyrighted goods. In The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows, activists, artists, filmmakers, producers, and scholars examine which images of struggle…