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"War and Semiotics"

The conference aims to gather Norwegian and international academics, mainly historians, who work on the topic of war and conflict.

Start date:

09 November 2018 12:45

End date:

10 November 2018 17:00

Location:

Nord University, Bodø, Norway

Friday, November 9, 2018

12:45 Welcome Notes

13:15-15:30 Panel 1: War Narratives

Emotional Narratives and War in the Middle Ages
Simon Liening (University of Cologne)

Media Constructions of War during the War of Spanish Succession
Max Philipp Wehn (Marburg University)

Tutti Fratelli – Internationalising Suffering in War, 1862-1900
James Crossland (Liverpool John Moores University)

The Mythos of the Red Cross
Gaute Lund Rønnebu (The Arctic University of Norway)

The Semiotic Construction of Judeo-Bolshevism, 1918-1939
Frank Jacob (Nord University)

15:45-18:00 Panel 2: War and Language

(Re-)negotiating Internment. Language and the German Internment experience in the United States during the First World War
Karl Dargel (FU Berlin)

Guilty or Not? The concept of “Collaboration“ in Occupied Europe (1940-1945)
Eirik Holmen (Volda University College / NTNU)

British Propaganda in Spain during the Second World War: Analysis of the MOI (Ministry of Information) Printed Publications
Marta García Cabrera (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

Constructing the Enemy: The Macedonian Question in Contemporary Balkan Relations
James Horncastle (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

Eastern Europe in the Shadow of a Propaganda War: Józef Mackiewicz on the Language of Totalitarian Propaganda
Katarzyna Bałżewska (Witold Pilecki Center for Totalitarian Studies, Warsaw)

19:30 Dinner in Bodø: Ohma Asian Cooking, Storgata 2, 8006 Bodø

Saturday, November 10, 2018

10:30-11:30 Panel 3: Art, War, and Semiotics

Staging Violence – Theater as Critique of the Language of War
Gal Hertz (Tel Aviv University)

War and the Dark Tune: Music and its Conflict Semantics
Svein-Halvard Jørgensen (Nord University)

11:30-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-15:00 Panel 4: Semiotics of Occupation: Collaboration and Resistance

The Hålogaland Exhibition: Visions of the High North in Wartime Propaganda, 1940-45
Kjetil Jakobsen (Nord University)

Narrative Structures in Norwegian Right-Wing Extremist Conceptions of History
Fredrik Wilhelmsen (Nord University)

The Revenge of the Extreme Right in Norway 1940-45
Steinar Aas (Nord University)

On the Legal Notion of Unduly Business Relations with the Enemy during the Legal Settlement in Norway after WW II
Hans Otto Frøland and Martin Steffensen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU)

15:30-16:30 Panel 5: Postcolonial Semiotics in Asia

The Semiotics of Victimhood: The Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre
Valeria Barbieri (University of Bologna)

Postage stamps as site of War memory and commemoration: A case study of Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971
Manu Sharma (Jawaharlal Nehru University-New Delhi)

16:30 Closing Remarks

Start date:

09 November 2018 12:45

End date:

10 November 2018 17:00

Location:

Nord University, Bodø, Norway