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    War and Representation Podcast Series

    WAR-NET have launched a new podcast series: War and Representation. Listen here: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/war-and-representation. In these first six podcasts, leading international scholars discuss topics such as the relationship between war, aesthetics and politics; philosophy and nuclear war; the phenomenon of ‘amok’; the messiness of history; human agency in warfare; and the place of emotion in research. They are Elaine Scarry (Harvard University), Vivienne Jabri (King’s College London), Patrick Deer (New York University), Santanu Das (University of Oxford), Joseph Vogl (Humboldt University) and Christopher Coker (LSE). The series is a joint venture between the scholars at the University of Southern Denmark, the University of Oxford, the University of St. Andrews and Liverpool Hope…

  • Publications

    The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows

    Edited by Donatella Della Ratta, Kay Dickinson & Sune Haugbolle  (INC Theory on Demand #35) on history and representation after 2011.  As the revolutions across the Arab world that came to a head in 2011 devolved into civil war and military coup, representation and history acquired a renewed and contested urgency. The capacities of the internet have enabled sharing and archiving in an unprecedented fashion. Yet, at the same time, these facilities institute a globally dispersed reinforcement and recalibration of power, turning memory and knowledge into commodified and copyrighted goods. In The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows, activists, artists, filmmakers, producers, and scholars examine which images of struggle…

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    Covering Syria: Politics and Communication in Times of War and Revolution

    February 25, 2020 SOAS, University of London This workshop aims at bringing together academics and postgraduate researchers working on Syria, media and political communication. We are particularly interested in the following questions:  How Syrian opposition media are rethinking their strategies for covering a country that is still fragmented and occupied but mostly dominated by the Assad regime? How Syrian journalists and cultural activists continue to document the conflict in exile? How gender relations were impacted by this new media environment?  Which forms of archival work is possible to preserve the memory of past engagements? How did international media organisations document the conflict and what narratives did they disseminate? What does a context…

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    THE EYE OF WAR

    Military Perception From the Telescope to the Drone Book by ANTOINE BOUSQUET University of Minnesota Press . From ubiquitous surveillance to drone strikes that put “warheads onto foreheads,” we live in a world of globalized, individualized targeting. In The Eye of War, Antoine Bousquet provides both a sweeping historical overview of military perception technologies and a disquieting lens on a world that is, increasingly, one in which anything or anyone that can be perceived can be destroyed – in which to see is to destroy. Arguing that modern-day global targeting is dissolving the conventionally bounded spaces of armed conflict, Bousquet shows that over several centuries, a logistical order of militarized perception…

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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War: CFP Extended Deadline 17th Jan 2020

    Due to the timing of the deadline being so close to the Christmas break and new year, we have received requests to extend the deadline by another week. Please note the revised deadline of 17 January 2020 for submissions. For full details about the Call For Papers please refer to the Conference website Submission PAPERS: Please submit an abstract of 250 words with author affiliation and brief biog to: Sarah Maltby: s.maltby@sussex.ac.uk by 10th January 2020 PANELS: Panel submissions are welcome. Panel proposals should include no more than 4 papers in total, a short description (200 words) together with abstracts for each of the papers (150-200 words each including details of the contributor), and…