Culture in Conflict

Sixth Military Anthropology Workshop, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, 10th June 2013  As in previous years, the annual Military Anthropology Workshop at Cranfield University will provide a forum for military anthropologists to share information about their work and address pertinent issues. The agenda for the Workshop …

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Communicating War: Memory, Media & Military

Communicating War was produced from a selected number of papers delivered at the WAM conference of the same name in 2005. SYNPOSIS: Wars are now mediated in unprecedented ways and through a variety of communicative forms. Correspondingly, there is an increasing awareness among those involved in war of the need …

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D.U.N (Defence, Uncertainty, ‘Now Media’)

Mapping Social Media in Strategic Communications Defence and military practice increasingly incorporates media into the planning, delivery and management of strategic and tactical defence activities. This is evident in the evolving doctrine and philosophy of Strategic Communications through which defence actors attempt to harness, and mitigate against ‘Now Media’ – …

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Culture in Conflict: Symposium

Event date: 12 -14 June 2013 Location: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham This conference explores two overall and complementary themes: the Military’s need to understand the nature of culture and its effects on operations, and the potential contribution of those who study culture to improve that understanding. These themes are entwined …

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Icons of War and Terror

Tuesday 16th April, 6-7.30pm, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow. Attendance is free but places are limited so booking is essential. Registration here: http://tulloch.eventbrite.co.uk Professor John Tulloch will give a short reflexive talk about the writing, publishing and personal/political/professional context and structure of his book (with Professor Warwick Blood), Icons of …

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IOIA Symposium: Hyperconnected

6 – 7 th March 2013 Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham This symposia is not simply about how the military uses social media.  It’s about discussing how communication towards policy and operational ends is changed by connectedness, how organisations and policymakers might adapt and how culture and social …

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The Visuality of Security

Using audiovisual research methods to investigate the role of images in international security. Click here for info During the last few decades, visuality and visual media has become paramount in the practices that make up international security. The instant release of video and still images from the killing of Osama …

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