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    Book: Spaces of War, War of Spaces

    Published July 23rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Editor(s): Sarah Maltby, Ben O’Loughlin, Katy Parry, Laura Roselle Cover image: Aluminium Waste Pond at Petkovici from the Bleed series 2005. © Simon-Norfolk Spaces of War, War of Spaces provides a rich, international and multi-disciplinary engagement with the convergence of war and media through the conceptual lens of ‘space’ Visit the book website Click here to purchase. Use 35% online discount code: GLRTW5 Overview ‘Space’ offers a profound, challenging and original framework through which notions of communication, embodiment, enactment, memory and power are interrogated not only in terms of how media spaces (traditional, digital, cultural, aesthetic, embodied, mnemonic) transform the conduct, outcomes and consequences of war for all involved,…

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    The War Seminars #3: War and Aesthetics. Live Stream

    Live-Stream Links: Thursday, Sept. 23: https://youtu.be/6ohuRYLOQD8 Friday, Sept. 24: https://youtu.be/Mnnaeiz2T0A Ever since Homer opened the urtext of Western literature with the famous line “Rage – Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son, Achilles,” war has been closely entwined with aesthetics. Both before, during, and after armed conflict, art and aesthetics have been a driving force in producing and inducing responses to war, oftentimes calibrating the sensuous apparatuses of populations in ways that aided the war effort, while sometimes also offering a set of counter-narratives and affects. The close bond between war and aesthetics has become ever tighter during the 20th and 21st centuries. The conquering of the perceptual field, to quote Paul…

  • Publications

    Information at War

    Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare New Book by Philip SeibPolity July 2021. For more information or to order the book click here Please note publication of the book is as follows: 16th July Europe, 17th September North America. The book is available for pre-order here A war’s outcome is determined by more than bullets and bombs. In our digital age, the proliferation of new media venues has magnified the importance of information – whether its content is true or purposely false – in battling an enemy and defending the public. In this book, Philip Seib, one of the world’s leading experts on media and war, offers a probing analysis of the role of information…

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    Conference : The Writer as Psychological Warrior

    Online conference, hosted by Durham University 12-16 July 2021 . The tendency of the modern state is to wipe out the freedom of the intellect, and yet at the same time every state, especially under the pressure of war, finds itself more and more in need of an intelligentsia to do its publicity for it. George Orwell, ‘Poetry and the Microphone’ (1943) Writing in 1943, George Orwell reflected upon the challenges posed for both governments and intelligentsia by the rapid growth in wartime propaganda production. If the British government had begun the war ‘with the more or less openly declared intention of keeping the literary intelligentsia out of it […] after three years…

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    INVITATION: The Airspace Tribunal

    Towards a new human right to protect the freedom to live without physical or psychological threat from above 9 & 11 JUNE 2021 – REGISTER HERE Berlin Hearing (online via Zoom) Dates: 9 June 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm CEST9 June 2021, 4 pm – 6 pm CEST11 June 2021, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CEST WithChris Woods (Airwars), Lisa Ling (whistleblower), Omar Mohammed (Mosul Eye), Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch), Jutta Weber (University of Paderborn), Alirio Uribe Muñoz & Sebastián Escobar Uribe (both CAJAR), Andreas Schüller (ECCHR), Shona Illingworth & Nick Grief (both University of Kent). Counsel to the Tribunal: Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights invites you to join the next hearing of the Airspace Tribunal. In the past decades, humans have radically transformed the sky – militarily,…

  • Projects,  Publications

    Visualising War Podcast

    How do war stories work? And what do they do to us? These questions are central to the work of many WAM members so the Visualising War Project hope that you will be interested in their new podcast which is launching to explore these questions and more. https://visualisingwar.buzzsprout.com Led by Drs Alice König and Nicolas Wiater, Visualising War is an interdisciplinary research project based at the University of St Andrews (https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/visualising-war/). It looks at how war gets represented in art, text, drama, music and many other kinds of storytelling. Exploring material from the ancient world to the present day, we unpick representations of many different kinds of conflict from all…