Events

Teaching Ancient War and Peace: the Visualising War and Peace project is laying the foundations for a major five-year study of current practice and future approaches to teaching ancient war and peace within primary, secondary and tertiary education. An inaugural workshop will take place in October 2024; if you are interested in taking part, please email us at viswar@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Somewhere to Stay‘: an exhibition of new artwork by Diana Forster, reflecting on ‘the long shadow of war’ and how we visualise the loss, journeying and home-making of victims of forced displacement, past and present; 4th February-14th May 2023, Kirkcaldy Galleries; 25th May 2023-7th January 2024, Wardlaw Museum, University of St Andrews; 3rd Feb-31st August 2024, Sikorski Memorial House, Glasgow; The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Sat 14th Sept 2024 – Sat 11th Jan 2025; Callendar House, Falkirk, 29th March-7th September 2025.

Picturing Peace in DR Congo: A photography exhibition at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, 5th-26th June 2023. This exhibition showcases the courageous work of women fighting to restore peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Through a series of colourful images and portraits, photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham (an award-winning photojournalist and finalist in this 2022’s Amnesty Media Awards) shines a light on this forgotten conflict. The project is unique in its effort to document the slow work of peace and the determination of women who advocate for human rights, justice and security in their conflict-affected communities.

Young People’s Voices on Ukraine: What do children and young people have to say about the war in Ukraine? And what can we learn by listening to them? On Thursday 9th June, 2022, the Visualising War project teamed up with Never Such Innocence (NSI) to host an online conversation with young people, academics and policy makers from all around the world via a live webinar.

What kind of film would YOU make about migration: a family-friendly workshop exploring the role that films play in shaping habits of visualising forced migration; 13th May 2022, Glasgow

From Achilles to Afghanistan: historic war stories and modern conflicts: two interactive online conversations with military and civilian communities, exploring how historic war stories influence our understanding of conflict in the modern world; 6th and 7th October, 2021

Staging War Stories, 2-4pm 19th March 2021: an interactive event for anyone involved in theatre, film, dance or documentary making to discuss how war gets dramatised on stage and screen

Love, War, Myth, Reality; August 19th, 2020: workshop with NMT Automatics for Army@TheFringe

Visualising War in Different Media: interplay and intervention; April 8th, 2019: an immersive workshop, with follow-up concert, exploring the power of different media to generate different responses to war

Lunchtime discussion: December 3, 2018 The Ethics of Engagement: research, knowledge exchange, and the military sector

Interdisciplinary colloquium: May 17-18, 2018
Visualising War in Different Disciplines: interdisciplinary interplay

Conference: June 14-15, 2017
Visualising War: Interplay between Battle Narratives across Antiquity