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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War

    May 21st-22nd 2020 CFP: Deadline for abstracts 10th January 2020 website: www.warandmedia/Spaces Building on the success of our 2018 international conference ‘Spaces of War: War of Spaces’, the Editors of the Media, War and Conflict Journal are holding our second conference at Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy in May 2020. Alongside traditional papers, the expected conference programme will include film screenings and methodological workshops on Digital verification; Visuality/photography; The archive; Performance that are designed to facilitate the development of new ideas, networks and/or research proposals through dialogue with practitioners. Conference Themes In 2018 we were motivated by a feeling that broad theses on the transformation of war in new media environments…

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    Future Past: Memory and Imaginal Politics in Conflicts and for Conflicts

    Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető Central European University Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020 “We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without dangers, wars, mud and misery. When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote the above quote he inscribed the future within possibilities that his present offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming his past. Future, present and past don’t stand by themselves anymore when an armed conflict occurs…

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    Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries:

    Contemporary British and American Literature The extended deadline for ALL proposal submissions is Monday 30 September 2019. The research group “Rewriting War: The Paradigms of Contemporary War Fiction in English” is pleased to announce its first conference, “Rewriting War and Peace in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Contemporary British and American Literature”, to be held at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona from Thursday 02 April to Friday 03 April 2020. The major wars and conflicts of recent times (the two world wars, the Holocaust, the Spanish Civil war, the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the Falkland Islands War, the Iran-Iraq War, the Gulf War, among others) have affected the lives…

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    Stages of War

    Academic and Popular Representations of Large-Scale Conflicts 26-27 March 2020Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands The conference ‘The Stage of War’ focuses on academic and popular representations of war and other large-scale conflicts. Nowadays, the cultural engagement with the history of violent conflicts spans a multitude of academic and above all popular genres, including (graphic) novels, films, tourism, musicals, games, exhibitions and re-enactments. Producers of popular genres try to bring the past closer to the public through interaction, performance and multi- sensory experience, often to the discontent of academic historians who fear for a distorted or trivialized past. Nonetheless, research indicates that these popular genres can significantly affect and enhance our…

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    Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory

    Cultures and Commemorations of War Workshop Five Thursday 9 May, 10.30 – 17.30 Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford Registration is now open for this free event on Drawing Wars: Art and Cultural Memory at the University of Oxford. This event features a keynote conversation with the world-famous graphic novelist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Goražde, The Fixer, Footnotes in Gaza, Journalism), as well as talks by the Yemeni street artist Murad Subay, Bram Ttwheam, Monica Bohm-Duchen, Steve Dixon, Johnny Magee and Tony Crowley. All details and links to registration below.  A one-day interdisciplinary workshop considering the artistic and visual representation of war The interdisciplinary seminar series ‘Cultures and Commemorations of War’ brings together early career researchers and advanced scholars with practitioners, policy…