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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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    Recognising and Responding to Genocide Denial: The Case of Rwanda

    Volume edited by Catherine Gilbert, Paul Rukesha and Caroline Williamson Sinalo  Denial of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda has significantly increased in recent years, with prominent intellectuals and journalists finding a growing voice in the mainstream media and in academic institutions. This volume will bring together Rwandan and international experts from academia and civil society working on issues related to the genocide against the Tutsi and its denial. The volume will engage in discussions about genocide denial in its many manifestations, delineating the major arguments of genocide deniers and the forms and patterns denial takes. It will also consider the consequences of genocide denial both in terms…

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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…

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    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,…