• Projects,  Publications

    Visualising War Podcast

    How do war stories work? And what do they do to us? These questions are central to the work of many WAM members so the Visualising War Project hope that you will be interested in their new podcast which is launching to explore these questions and more. https://visualisingwar.buzzsprout.com Led by Drs Alice König and Nicolas Wiater, Visualising War is an interdisciplinary research project based at the University of St Andrews (https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/visualising-war/). It looks at how war gets represented in art, text, drama, music and many other kinds of storytelling. Exploring material from the ancient world to the present day, we unpick representations of many different kinds of conflict from all…

  • Publications

    Review of ‘Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo’

    Book:  Reporting the Siege of Sarajevo: Kenneth Morrison: Bloomsbury Academic by  Kenneth Morrison, Paul Lowe (2021) Review by Gordana Knezevic: Gordana Knezevic was the deputy editor-in-chief of Sarajevo daily newspaper ‘Oslobodjenje’ during the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995). Following the war, she relocated to Toronto, Canada, where she worked for Reuters (1999-2007), and later Radio Free Europe (2007-2018) in Prague, where she was Balkan Service director. The First Draft of History In 1987, as I prepared to take up the post of Middle East correspondent for my newspaper, ‘Oslobodjenje’, I knew that I was headed for a ‘troubled’ part of the world. Although based in Cairo, I would occasionally be called upon…

  • Events

    Enemy Encounters: Online Conference

    19th-20th July 2021 Hosted by the IWM Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict and the Cardiff University AHRC funded project ‘Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020’, this event seeks to explore views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. The conference focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we also welcome pro-posals relating to the nineteenth century which look forward to that era. We are interested in a broad, interdisciplinary range of approaches to experiences and representations of the enemy, with a particular focus on how the ‘other’ side is presented in museums, in first person writings, journalism, literature, art, performance, film and photography.  While the 1914…

  • Events

    Tim Hetherington collection and conflict imagery network

    **Image: Czech policeman, Matren Ondraçka, trains new Liberian National Police (LNP) recruits in riot control as part of the United Nations Civilian Police (CIVPOL) restructuring plan. Monrovia. Liberia. May 2004. © IWM (DC 64131 The first event for the AHRC-funded ‘Tim Hetherington collection and conflict imagery network’ take places on: Date: 22 April 2021Time: 3-5pm (UK time (BST))Price: FreeLocation: Teams/Zoom (link will be sent to those who register via Eventbrite) Eventbrite link The Tim Hetherington collection is based at the Imperial War Museum, and this AHRC-funded research network aims to explore Hetherington’s approach to recording conflict and to examine his legacy in the broader historical context of conflict imagery. For our first…

  • Events

    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…