Martial Aesthetics: How War Became an Art Form
New Book by Anders Engberg-Pedersen Book information from Stanford University Press The twenty-first century has witnessed a pervasive militarization of aesthetics with Western military institutions co-opting the creative worldmaking of art and merging it with the destructive forces of warfare. In Martial Aesthetics, Anders Engberg-Pedersen examines the origins of this unlikely merger, showing that today’s creative warfare is merely the extension of a historical development that began long ago. Indeed, the emergence of martial aesthetics harkens back to a series of inventions, ideas, and debates in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Already then, military thinkers and inventors adopted ideas from the field of aesthetics about the nature, purpose, and force…
Why Remember?: Tracing the Past
"Speaking Out" Exhibition at War Childhood Museum, Sarajevo.
Shona Illingworth: ‘Topologies of Air’ UK launch and panel discussion
Shona Illingworth: 'Topologies of Air' UK launch and panel discussion. Friday 10 February 16:00 – 18:00 Imperial War Museum London SE1 6HZ For this event, Shona will be joined by Anthony Downey, Conor Gearty KC (Hon), Nick Grief, Andrew Hoskins, Matt Lee and Catherine Loveday for a roundtable discussion about the book and upcoming events related to the Airspace Tribunal. Register to attend. Places limited
REIMAGINING THE FIELD OF MEDIA, WAR AND CONFLICT: Deadline 31st Jan
Don't miss the deadline for abstracts for the MWC 15th Anniversary pre-conference at ICA. 31st January.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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…