We’re happy to announce the call for papers for the book workshop ‘Visual Aspects of Security’.
The workshop will take place on December 7-8th, 2012 at CAST, University of Copenhagen and is aimed at producing an edited volume to be published in late 2014.
During the last few years, visuality in general and visual media in particular have become important parts of the practices that make up notions and understandings of international security. At the same time, ‘making visible’ has become central to the conduct of war and surveillance through the rapidly increasing deployment of satellites, drones, and other
technical means of seeing from afar. From another viewpoint, visual representations have come to occupy a central role in the development of political events – as evident in the 2009 Iranian post-election crisis, in the constitution of WikiLeaks as a global political actor through its release of a classified US military video in april 2010, in the instant release of video and still images from the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and in the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’ fuelled by the circulation of video and images of protest. These are but a few
contemporary examples of visual representations that have greatly influenced world politics.
Read more about the workshop here