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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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    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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    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…

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    Spaces of War: Corporeal War

    May 21st-22nd 2020 CFP: Deadline for abstracts 17th January 2020: extended on request website: www.warandmedia/Spaces Building on the success of our 2018 international conference ‘Spaces of War: War of Spaces’, the Editors of the Media, War and Conflict Journal are holding our second conference at Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy in May 2020. Alongside traditional papers, the expected conference programme will include film screenings and methodological workshops on Digital verification; Visuality/photography; The archive; Performance that are designed to facilitate the development of new ideas, networks and/or research proposals through dialogue with practitioners. Conference Themes In 2018 we were motivated by a feeling that broad theses on the transformation of war in…

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    Future Past: Memory and Imaginal Politics in Conflicts and for Conflicts

    Key note speaker: Professor Andrea Pető Central European University Amsterdam, 14th & 15th July 2020 “We ceased fighting today and I have seen the last shot fired… No more danger, no more wars and no more mud and misery” he spoke of the future; the future that would be without dangers, wars, mud and misery. When William Murray, Lieutenant Colonel in the Western Fronts (1914-1919) wrote the above quote he inscribed the future within possibilities that his present offered to him. His future and present were entangled through the war that it was becoming his past. Future, present and past don’t stand by themselves anymore when an armed conflict occurs…