• Publications

    CFP: Camouflage (for Membrana Magazine on Photography)

    Membrana Magazine on Photography Photography and camouflage have a long history of a contested relationship in which changes in one continuously cause adaptations and developments of the other. Employed by repressive state apparatuses as advanced technology of surveillance, photography has been countered by the ever more sophisticated technique of camouflage (concealment, mimicry, mimesis, countershading, disruptive colour and pattering, dazzling, disguise). On the other hand, photographers have continuously sought to conceal their cameras, their presence or the act of photographing itself. This too has led to the development of new photographic technology and various techniques of camouflage. These technological developments of course extend beyond photographic technology to arms industry, highlighting the…

  • Events

    Inside Conflict: War through the Lens of Soldiers and Civilians

    Friday 30 October, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton The event is free. Booking information available soon. Organised by the Sussex Centre for the Visual with support from The Centre for Resistance Studies and the War and Media Network. This one-day symposium explores potential links between diverse lens-based depictions of war produced in the ‘first person’ alongside the inter-disciplinary possibilities their study makes available. It aims to forge connections across visual cultures that are often treated in isolation from each other, and to identify the methodologies and frameworks that different disciplines can provide when addressing films and photographs created by soldiers and civilians. In doing so, we consider what these types…

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    CFP: Special Issue on “War/Games”

    Game Studies in collaboration with Guest Editors, Holger Pötzsch and Phil Hammond, invite submissions for a Special Issue on “War/Games” Video games are an important sector of the global entertainment industry and AAA titles often have budgets and audiences similar to those of major Hollywood productions. Many of the commercially most successful games are war-themed titles that play out in what are framed as authentic real-world settings inspired by historical events. Parallel to this development, significant changes have occurred in the way Western industrialized nations wage actual wars. It has been argued that postmodern war increasingly resembles a videogame and that this form of mediatization fundamentally changes how wars are…

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    New Book: The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflicts

    Edited by, Mikkel Fugl Eskjær, Stig Hjarvard and Mette Mortensen Series: Global Crises and the Media – Volume 3 Order the book here This book engages with the mediatized dynamics of political, military and cultural conflicts. In today’s global and converging media environment, the interrelationship between media and conflict has been altered and intensified. No longer limited to the realms of journalism and political communication, various forms of new media have allowed other social actors to communicate and act through media networks. Thus, the media not only play an important role by reporting conflicts; they have also become co-constitutive of the ways conflicts develop and spread. The first part of…

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    Re-Imagining Hiroshima

    Special Issue: Critical Military Studies Free to Access here The most modern city in the world: Isamu Noguchi’s cenotaph controversy and Hiroshima’s city of peace: Ran Zwigenberg Unbearable light/ness of the bombing: normalizing violence and banalizing the horror of the atomic bomb experiences: Yuki Miyamoto Remembering nukes: collective memories and countering state history: Stefanie Fishel Contested spaces of ethnicity: zainichi Korean accounts of the atomic bombings: Erik Ropers Hiroshima and two paradoxes of Japanese nuclear perplexity: Thomas E. Doyle II Re-imagining Hiroshima in Japan: elin o’Hara slavik Memory and survival in everyday textures – Ishiuchi Miyako’s Here and Now: Atomic Bomb Artifacts, ひろしま/ Hiroshima 1945/2007: Makeda Best Nagasaki Re-Imagined: the last shall be first: Kathleen Sullivan