Critical War/Military Studies: A Workshop

I am pleased to be able to announce details of a workshop I have organised to take place later this month – 29th May – at Newcastle University. The workshop highlights the important agenda of critical war and critical military studies. The workshop will highlight some of the excellent work being conducted in this growing field of study. Participants will discuss what it means to study to study war and the military critically and the issues and problems this entails. Email me ( if you would like to attend.

The program for the workshop is as follows:

Critical War/Military Studies: A workshop

29 May 2014, Politics Building G.22

All welcome


  • 12.30-1: Lunch
  • 1-1.10: Welcome
  • 1.10 -2.30: Panel 1 – Critical War Studies
    • Chair: Rachel Woodward
    • Shane Brighton – Provincializing Military Europe
    • Tarak Barkawi – Decolonizing the Soldier
  • 2.45 -4.15: Panel 2: Critical Military Studies
    • Chair: Martin Coward
    • Daniel Bos, Neil Jenkings, Matthew Rech, Alison Williams, Rachel Woodward – Military geography and critical military/war studies
    • Matthew Rech – Critiquing war/Placing peace in the counter-military recruitment movement
    • Jocelyn Mawdsely – The Politics of Europe‚Äôs Drones
  • 4.15-4.30: Coffee
  • 4.30-5.30: Roundtable
    • Chair: Alison Williams
    • Shane Brighton
    • Tarak Barkawi
    • Rachel Woodward
    • Jocelyn Mawdsely

This event is supported by the Military, War and Security Research Group and the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology For further enquiries contact

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