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    Archives of War

    Monday, 30 November The National Archives – Kew Richmond View Map This forum brings together speakers from History, Art, Media Studies, Sociology, Film Studies, The National Archives and Historical Branch (Army) to reflect on the nature of and challenges for the memory and history of contemporary warfare. It builds on an AHRC Research Fellowship (ref. AH/L004232/1) ‘Technologies of Memory’ held by Professor Andrew Hoskins exploring the impact of digital change on the cultural and organizational memory practices and the ‘official’ record of the British Army’s unit operational reports (previously called ‘war’ and ‘commander’s diaries’) through comparative research over two archival sites: Historical Branch Army (HB(A)) the Ministry of Defence, Whitehall and The National…

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    New literature resource on media, conflict and democratisation

    The EU-funded project “Media, Conflict and Democratisation” (MeCoDEM) now provides a targeted bibliography as a resource to scholars, practitioners and the general public. The bibliography is an online collection of references to journal articles, books and reports on media, conflict and democratisation. It will be updated on an ongoing basis during the duration of the project (ending January 2017) and will remain a public resource beyond that date for researchers and stakeholders in media, conflict and democratisation and for anyone interested in the project case studies – Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and Serbia. A link to the bibliography can be found here: http://www.mecodem.eu/bibliography/ You can browse the database by using tags.…

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    Specialists in War Photography Needed…

    The BAFTA-winning production company Minnow Films is developing two documentary proposals, for which they are looking for input from specialists in war representation. Please read the descriptions below and if you think you may be able to help in any way, get in touch with Ed Hancox at ed@minnowfilms.co.uk. Please note that at this stage, they are not seeking a filmed interview but rather a research chat. ‘The Photograph’: An exploration of how wounded soldiers have been represented photographically, both in history and the present-day. The film would ask provocative questions about how the state and the media have shaped the British public’s perception of wounded servicemen – looking in…