• Events

    Post-War: Remembrance, Recollection, Reconciliation

    Postgraduate and ECR Conference Saturday 26 May 2018, 9am-5pm TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG Keynote Speaker: Professor Marita Sturken (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University) This one-day interdisciplinary conference is the culmination of the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series Post-War: Commemoration, Reconstruction, Reconciliation. Over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, the Series has brought together academics, creative practitioners, field-workers and policy-makers to explore textual, monumental and aural commemoration and its role in reconciliation and peace-building. This conference provides an unprecedented opportunity for graduates to contribute to and profit from the Series’ findings. Postgraduate students and early career researchers from all disciplines are invited to…

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    War for Presence: Art, Conflict and Identity at the Art-IR Nexus

    30th June 2018; Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK A one-day interdisciplinary workshop exploring the crossover between IR and Art History, common concerns, and interdisciplinary advances with a view to establish a productive conceptual, methodological and analytical agenda for IR and Art Historical research. Event rationale: The nexus between the study of International Relations (IR) and Art History is ripe with conceptual, analytical, and empirical opportunities for critical understanding. Art History has long counted on and developed methods and concepts for the study of specific aesthetic functions, including conflict and identity. Likewise, areas of IR scholarship have addressed in various forms the relevance, function and power of the aesthetic,…

  • Publications

    Screening Auschwitz

    Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration by Marek Haltof Order the paperback edition of Screening Auschwitz at a 25% discount at nupress.northwestern.edu: Code: NUP18 More details here Screening Auschwitz examines the classic Polish Holocaust lm The Last Stage (Ostatni etap), directed by the Auschwitz survivor Wanda Jakubowska (1907–1998). Released in 1948, The Last Stage was a pioneering work and the rst narrative lm to portray the Nazi German camp. Haltof’s fascinating book offers to English-speaking readers a wealth of new materials and sources, mostly from original Polish sources and obtained through extensive archival research. With its powerful dramatization of the camp experience, The Last Stage shaped…

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    Photographies and Conflict: Archiving and Consuming Images of Strife

    5th International Conference of Photography & Theory (ICPT2018) International Association of Photography & Theory (IAPT) November 22-24, 2018 Nicosia, Cyprus www.photographyandtheory.com Keynote Speakers: Akram Zaatari. Filmmaker, photographer, archival artist, curator and co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation. Dr. Anthony Downey. Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Africa, Birmingham School of Art, Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Ibraaz. Dr. Olga Demetriou. PRIO Cyprus Centre (Peace Research Institute Oslo) and Department of Social and Political Science, University of Cyprus. As drones fly over our heads surveying our movements, it becomes evident that the fast evolving technologies of capturing images of war and violence have resulted, among other things, in an unprecedented extent…

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    New Book: Cyprus and its Conflicts. Representations, Materialities, and Cultures

    Edited by Vaia Doudaki and Nico Carpentier http://berghahnbooks.com/title/DoudakiCyprus Introduction available here Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (November 30, 2017) ISBN 978-1-78533-724-6 Hb eISBN 978-1-78533-725-3 eBook BOOK DESCRIPTION The Mediterranean island of Cyprus is the site of enduring political, military, and economic conflict. This interdisciplinary collection takes Cyprus as a geographical, cultural and political point of reference for understanding how conflict is mediated, represented, reconstructed, experienced, and transformed. Through methodologically diverse case studies of a wide range of topics—including public art, urban spaces, and print, broadcast and digital media—it assembles an impressively multifaceted perspective, one that provides broad insights into the complex interplay of culture, conflict, and identity. Vaia Doudaki is Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the…