Newspapers, war and society

Conference : 29 April-1 May 2014 Gregynog Hall, Wales, UK. This conference will explore the relationship between newspapers and society during times of war. It is organised by the Leverhulme Trust  funded  British Press in World War Two project and the Centre for Media History, Aberystwyth University.  The conference will …

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Media Power and The Transformation of War

by Chiara de Franco (Kings College London, War and Media Network Member) Do the news media have any role in the transformation of war and warfare? This book argues that the news media alter the cognitive and strategic environment of the actors of war and politics and change the way these …

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Is talking to the Taliban a solution?

Frontline Club Wednesday 3 July 2013, 7:00 PM More Details from Frontline website On 18 June Nato handed over security for the whole of Afghanistan to the Afghan government, at the same time in Doha, Qatar, the Taliban opened an office, establishing a political face to the movement. The newly …

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Remembering War

Visiting the past. Histories of commemoration and competing narratives of remembering war Dr Keir Reeves, Monash University, Australia Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories University of Brighton RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES 2012-2013 Thursday 27 June: M57, Grand Parade, University of Brighton 5p.m. Get together and drinks for 5.15 start – …

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The Vision Machine: Media, War, Peace

thevisionmachine.com TheVisionMachine is a scholarly platform for critically engaging the intersection of war, peace, and media. Using a multimedia approach, the site incorporates pod/vodcasts, media analysis, documentary clips, and links to larger bodies of work.  The site is operated by a global group of scholars in the fields of International Relations, …

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War and Peace: 18th Century to Present Day

Wednesday 19 June 2013, 6 pm – 8 pm, Room tbc University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW This seminar also celebrates the recently enlarged historical and geographical scope of the Journal of War and Culture Studies which now explores the relationship between war and culture from the …

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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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