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    CFP: Spaces of Conflict

    Footprint #19 Malkit Shoshan and Marc Schoonderbeek, editors The terrorist attacks at the start of the 21st century catapulted the issue of space and conflict into the forefront of architectural debates. As a result, existing and newly emerging national, religious and ethnic conflicts in relation to urban space became the focus of attention in architecture. Though military thinking had already had a long-standing tradition in architectural history, the sudden emergence of new spaces of conflict considerably altered architectural discourse. Extreme conditions of war, militarization, climate change as well as economic crisis are threatening to structurally reconfigure our living environments. Over a decade later, however, the aftermath of these urban intrusions seems to…

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    Early Modern Military Identity Symposium

    University College Cork, Cork, Ireland 28th August 2015 Click here for more information This one-day symposium will provide an interdisciplinary platform focusing on the construction of early modern military identity: how were such identities formed, written about in both print and manuscript, manipulated and subsequently interpreted during the early modern period (c. 1550-1700)? Speakers will engage with this theme from a variety of Irish, Anglo-Irish, English and wider international perspectives. Research areas under consideration in relation to the construction of military identity include, but are not limited to: creative expression (Prose and Poetry); historical documentation (Journals, Diaries, Correspondence, State Records and Wills); new, evolving or translated media (Newspapers, Instruction Manuals,…

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    Special Screening: War and Peace (Jang aur Aman) by Anand Patwardhan

    Second Run DVD and Regent Street Cinema in association with India Media Centre, University of Westminster present:  War and Peace (Jang aur Aman) A film by Anand Patwardhan  Regent Street Cinema, London  W1B 2UW Thursday 15th July, 8:30 pm  Second Run DVD, India Media Centre (University of Westminster) and Regent Street Cinema – one of the most historic cinemas in Britain, now newly reopened and restored to its former grandeur – present a special screening of Anand Patwardhan’s masterful, award-winning documentary War and Peace (Jang aur Aman).  Introduction to the film by Mehelli Modi (Founder, Second Run DVD) and a short lead in to the current nuclear climate in South Asia by  Fathima Nizaruddin (University of…

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    Call for Proposals, ‘The Media and the Military’.

    The Sage journal Media Culture and Society calls for proposed contributions to a planned themed issue with the working title ‘The Media and the Military’, co-edited by Katy Parry and John Corner. Military involvement in, and use of, media flows, including forms of social media, has developed significantly in the last decade. In relation to this, media strategies have developed too, with consequences both for military-political relations and military-civilian relations. New lines of visibility and emphasis have emerged alongside continuing strands of the invisible or marginalised.  An indication of the agenda of questions the issue proposes to address would include:  How do unfolding narratives concerning the military sphere become interconnected…

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    CFP: The First World War: Commemoration & Memory

    One Day Symposium 27 February 2016: Imperial War Museum, North Keynote Speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale University) – ‘Remembering the Great War: A Trans-National Approach’ Professor Maggie Andrews (University of Worcester) – Gendering Remembrance: The Home Front in Contemporary Media and Community Engagement with the First World War’ The centenary anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War has initiated a wave of commemorative activities which impact on how the conflict is understood and remembered. This marks the latest phase in processes which began while the war was underway and which have been fought and re-fought in the intervening century. This symposium follows the pioneering lead of scholars including Jay…