• Events

    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…

  • Publications

    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…

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    The Desertmakers

    Travel, War, and the State in Latin America By Javier Uriarte Visit Routledge website for more information This book studies how the rhetoric of travel introduces different conceptualizations of space and time in scenarios of war during the last decades of the 19th century, in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. By examining accounts of war and travel in the context of the consolidation of state apparatuses in these countries, Uriarte underlines the essential role that war (in connection to empire and capital) has played in the Latin American process of modernization and state formation. In this book, the analysis of British and Latin American travel narratives proves particularly productive in reading the…

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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War: CFP Deadline 10th Jan 2020

    May 21st-22nd 2020: Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy http://www.warandmedia.org/Spaces/ CFP: Deadline for abstracts 10th January 2020 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 the name and contact details of the panel proposer. The panel proposer should co-ordinate the submissions for that panel as a single proposal. Submit to Sarah Maltby: s.maltby@sussex.ac.uk by 10th January 2020 WORKSHOPS: Alongside traditional papers, the expected conference…