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Thursday 12th June

  • 8.45 – 9.15: Registration & Coffee
  • 9.15 – 9.30: Welcome Kevin McSorley
  • 9.30 – 11.15. Session 1a.  Soldiering and Sensory Practice   (Bloomsbury Suite)
John Hockey:  The Sensory Phenomenology of UK Infantry
Erella Grassiani:  Numbed Senses in Occupation: the case of Israeli Conscripts
Pip Thornton:   The Meaning of Light: Seeing and Being on the Battlefield
Marion Naeser-Lather:   Smelling fire. Sensory experiences of German soldiers in Afghanistan
  • 9.30 – 11.15. Session 1b.  Sensory Experience and (post-)war Landscapes   (William Penn Suite)
Eugénie Shinkle:  Affective Landscapes & Everlasting Wars: Jo Ractliffe’s As Terras do Fim do Mundo
Isla Forsyth:  Pirates of the High Sands: implementation & enactment of covert warfare in WWII
Eileen Rositzka:  Cinema’s Corpographic Warfare: Sensing the First World War through Film
Gilly Carr: Sensing soldiers: the uninvited guests who overstayed their welcome in the Channel Islands
  • Tea. 11.15 – 11.45
  • 11.45 -13.30.  Session 2a.  Violence, Aesthetics and Late Modern Wars  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Kevin McDonald: British fighters in Syria: social media, the visual and scapes of affect
Julia Welland: Liberal Warriors and the Concealment of Violence
Alan Ingram: Geopolitical aesthetics: art and the Iraq war in the UK
Robert Burgoyne: The Violated Body and Affect in Zero Dark Thirty
  • 11.45 -13.30. Session 2b.  Witnessing and War Work  (William Penn Suite)
Katie McQuaid: The ‘Human’ in Human Rights: Affective rights work and Congolese HR Defenders
Karen Wells: Seeing, feeling and believing: touch & sight in witnesses’ discourse to Sierra Leone’s TRC
Tim Markham: The Appearance of the Journalistic Body in War Reporting
  • Lunch. 13.30 – 14.30
  • 14.30 -15.45.  Session 3a.  Sensory Distinctions and Deceptions  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Christiane Wilke: The Optics of Bombing: International Law, Civilians, & Burdens of Distinctions
James Robinson: War, deception & ‘clutter’ of the senses: ‘more-than-visual’ dimensions of camouflage
Solveig Gade: Choreographies of War – on Anri Sala’s Video Installation 1395 Days without Red
  • 14.30 -15.45.  Session 3b.  Veterans, Intimacies & Sensory Aftermaths  (William Penn Suite)
Salih Can Aciksoz: Being-on-the-Mountains: Affective Afterlife of War
Brenda Hollweg: ‘Only then did I come close’: intimacy as resistance in three recent war documentaries
Sarah Bulmer & David Jackson: Encountering the Sense-Worlds of War Veterans
  • Tea. 15.45 – 16.15
  • 16.15 -17.30.  Keynote.  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Ryan Bishop & John Phillips: Remote Sensing: Auto-Offensive Technologies


Friday 13th June

  • 9.00 – 10.45. Session 4a. Military Life and Militarism  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Debbie Lisle: Producing the Whole Soldier: From Venereal Biopower to Well-Being Politics
James Eastwood: Military asceticism: Israeli military ethics and the formation of soldier-subjects
Noa Roei: Seeing Soldiers: Civilian Militarism and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Melanie Friend: The Home Front
  • 9.00 – 10.45. Session 4b. Objects and Sensory Engagements  (William Penn Suite)
Holly Furneuax: Sharing a Sense of War: Small Souvenirs of the Crimean Campaign
Audrey Reeves: Pleasurable War? Sensorial Experiences in US War Museums
Christopher McHugh: Materialising the sensory experiences of war through creative ceramic practice
Kathrin Hörschelmann, Kathy Burrell, Divya Tolia-Kelly and Ruth Wittlinger. Children at war: Emotional geopolitics and the representation of childhood in British and German museums of war
  • Tea. 10.45 – 11.15
  • 11.15 -13.00. Session 5a. Technologies of Sensing War  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Kathrin Maurer: Frictions of Sensing War in Ernst Jünger’s Photo Books
Holger Pötzsch: The emergence of iWar: Changing practices of military engagement in a digital era
Matias Viegener: Black Mirror: War Technology and the Immaterial in Domestic Life
Claudette Lauzon: Eddo Stern’s Darkgame: embodied perception & technogenesis in the age of drone warfare
  • 11.15 -13.00. Session 5b. War and the Body  (William Penn Suite)
Thomas Gregory: The Body in War: Violence, Vulnerability and the Mayland District Murders
Lauren Wilcox: Embodying War: Feminist/Queer Sense and Sensibilities
Synne Laastad Dyvik: ‘War is better than Sex’: Embodiment in Soldier Narratives
Alison Howell: Turning Perceptions into Data? Comprehensive Soldier Fitness and Resilience Assessment in the US Army
  • Lunch. 13.00- 14.00
  • 14.00 -15.30. Session 6  Sensory Immersion and Targeting  (Bloomsbury Suite)
Antoine Bousquet: Machinic Vision(s): War in the Age of the Target-Image
Anders Engberg-Pedersen: Technologies of Experience: Harun Farocki’s Serious Games
Lucy Suchman: Sensing War at the Interface: Remote Control, Immersive Simulation & the Sense-able
  • Tea. 15.30 – 16.00
  • 16.00 -17.00 Closing Roundtable Discussion
Discussants:  Caroline Holmqvist, Robert Burgoyne, Kevin McSorley

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