17th May – Outline

Programme of speakers

9am = welcome and introduction (Dr Alice König, Classics)

Panel 1          9.30-10.30                Chair: Dr Jon Hesk (Classics)

Prof. Dina Iordanova (Film Studies) Representations of war in cinema, and why they matter

Dr Peter Mackay (English) Poetry in War and War in Poetry


Panel 2      11-12.30                       Chair: Prof. Michael Brown (History)

Dr Nicolas Wiater (Classics) Narrating Battle in Augustan Rome: A Multimedial Phenomenon

Prof. Stephen Bowd (History, University of Edinburgh) Latter-day Lucretias: Women and War in Renaissance Italy

Dr Andy Gardner (Biology) Biological warfare: genes, organisms, societies                            


Panel 3              1.30-2.30             Chair: Dr Kenneth Mavor (Psychology)

Dr Lydia Cole (IR) Feminist Reflections on Visualising (Post-)War in International Politics

Dr Sandra Penic (Visiting Scholar, Psychology) Studying diversity in conflict memories in the Pluralistic Memories Project


Panel 4                3-4                   Chair: Dr Jon Coulston (Classics)

Prof. Steve Murdoch (History) History v Heritage: Perceptions and Presentations of Battles in the Thirty Years’ War era

Dr Laura Mills (IR) Aesthetic (dis)embodiment and the Invictus Games


4-5 = plenary discussion (Chair: Dr Alice König)

5pm = drinks reception, Swallowgate library

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to join speakers for an informal supper (at diners’ own expense) at a local St Andrews restaurant.

Participants are encouraged to attend the follow-up PGR workshop on 18th May.