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Jennifer Heath: The Map is not a Territory

Jennifer Heath's research on the work of artists in conflicted territory. Click on image to go to site.

Constructing the Memory of War in Visual Culture since 1914: the Eye on War (Routledge, 2018)

Murray-Eye on War-front coverThis collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing the rich, complex body of work which emerged in response to conflicts from the Great War to the present. Many of the creators examined here embody the human experience of war: first-hand witnesses who developed a unique visual language in direct response to their role as victim, soldier, refugee, resister, prisoner, embedded or official artist. Contributors address specific issues relating to propaganda, wartime femininity and masculinity, women as war artists, trauma, the role of art in soldiery, memory, art as resistance, identity and the memorialisation of war. In bringing together the research of established scholars from across five continents – and on an equally diverse body of artists – this volume is truly international in scope. In its inclusion of artistic responses to almost every major conflict of the past hundred years and examinations across a broad range of media, it enables the reader to trace a growing, diversifying artistic language as a means to respond to the changing character of war and its impact on society.  More…

Globalising and Localising the Great War

Research Network, Centre for Global History, Oxford University

Ben Reilly-Artist

Some intriguing reflections on combat in this work by Irish artist Ben Reilly. Visit site by clicking on the image of Ben's work above.

German Studies Association – 2018 Conference, 27-30 September 2018

I'll be presenting my research on Otto Dix's war pictures at the German Studies Association conference, Pittsburgh, 27-30 Sept 2018, as part of the War and Violence Network. Click on image above to get the latest news on the conference.

Against a militarised culture: Re-assessing Käthe Kollwitz’s War series in post-World War I Germany

I will give a talk at the study day at the National Gallery of Ireland on 11 Nov 2017, on Kaethe Kollwitz's War series. For more info and the complete list of other speakers, please visit:

New publication

Guernica by Jorg Martin Merz. Click on image for more info...

CFP: The Art of Battle, Rome, 16-17 Nov 2017

Deadline: 15 May 2017. Conference in Eng/Ger/It/Fr. More info here...

Documentary in the making…

Michael Bluett: Wartorn Britain Young British filmmaker Michael Bluett has produced a half-hour long documentary entitled 'Wartorn Britain'. Please have a look at his work by clicking on the image above or at the link below, and if possible, provide him with some feedback. The documentary is part of his MPhil work at the University of Manchester.