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    War and Culture Studies – What Next?

    An online workshop for early career researchers   Friday 18th June 2021  The Journal for War and Culture Studies has been at the forefront of the cultural turn in war studies from its first issue in 2008. Since then it has expanded beyond its original base in Modern Languages and twentieth-century European Studies to become truly global and to encompass research from the late eighteenth century to the present day from both the Arts and Humanities and the Social Sciences.   Throughout this time it has taken great pride in being a forum in which both established and new voices are heard. To continue this work, it will be hosting an online workshop to discuss…

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    Visualising War Workshops

    To find out more about the Visualising War Project click here. Principal Investigators: Alice König & Nicolas Wiater. Contact: viswar@st-andrews.ac.uk Details of the project workshops, and how to register, are listed below 15th March, 2021 (online) This workshop will bring members of the Visualising War research group together to share work in progress and discuss current and future interdisciplinary opportunities. It will proceed in three parts: 2-3.30: Staging War Stories The Visualising War project has been working with professional theatre company NMT Automatics since 2019, contributing to their development of ‘Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us’. This play brings an ancient Greek war story into dialogue with 21st century experiences of war and will be performed at…

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    Journal of Digital War Launch

    3rd December 2020 at 2pm GMT Link to the Journal Visit link at bottom of this page to receive a link to the online event Explore the rapid evolution of our contemporary environment of hypervigilance and the consequences for those targeted by predictive surveillance. Chaired by Andrew Hoskins, this online launch of the Journal of Digital War is presented by Heba Y. Amin, Anthony Downey, Shona Illingworth and William Merrin and brings together key thinkers from art, visual culture, media studies and sociology. Digital War refers to how digital technologies and media are transforming how wars are fought, lived, represented, known, and remembered. The new Journal of Digital War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) edited by Andrew Hoskins and William Merrin,…

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    Killing for Show

    Photography, War, and the Media in Vietnam and Iraq New book by Julian Stallabrass Rowman & Littlefield Publishers In the autumn of 2014, the Royal Air Force released blurry video of a missile blowing up a pick-up truck which may have had a weapon attached to its flatbed. This was a lethal form of gesture politics: to send a £9-million bomber from Cyprus to Iraq and back, burning £35,000 an hour in fuel, to launch a smart missile costing £100,000 to destroy a truck or, rather, to create a video that shows it being destroyed. Some lives are ended—it is impossible to tell whose—so that the government can pretend that…

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    Vote at Airspace Tribunal

    Airspace Tribunal: Session 4 The final session, on Saturday, 14 November 2020, 2 to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time, will include final statements by the Experts and Counsel, followed by questions and then a vote by the audience (the Tribunal) in favour of or against the proposed new human right. Over the last century, humans have radically transformed airspace: chemically, territorially, militarily, and psychologically. Technological developments mean that this transformation is accelerating and growing in complexity. The associated threats to our human rights are not adequately addressed by the current legal framework. ‘The Airspace Tribunal’, European Human Rights Law Review (2018). Context The Airspace Tribunal is an international public forum…