Professor Andrew Hoskins
- Interdisciplinary Research Professor in College of Social Sciences - Global Security (Social Sciences College Senior Management)
AHRC Research Fellowship site: http://archivesofwar.com
Professor Andrew Hoskins' research connects multiple aspects of the emergent digital society: media, memory, conflict, security, and privacy, to explore holistically the interplay and impact of contemporary media and memory ecologies.
He currently holds an AHRC Research Fellowship: Technologies of memory and archival regimes: War diaries before and after the connective turn.
His forthcoming book holds the compulsion of connectivity to account for the hollowing out of memory: we are charmed by a new technics of the self that obscures the digital abandonment of both memory and forgetting.
His other current major book project is a collaboration with Professor John Tulloch: Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press, 2016). Hoskins and Tulloch argue for an interdisciplinary dialogue between the three major intellectual paradigms that have dealt separately with risk events: risk theory, neoliberalization theory and connectivity theory.
Hoskins is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Sage journal of Memory Studies, founding Co-Editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series Memory Studies, and founding Co-Editor of the Routledge book series Media, War & Security. He was founding Co-Editor of the Sage journal Media, War & Conflict (2008-13).
He leads the ESRC Google Data Analytics Project: ‘The Role of Internet Search in Elections in Established and Challenged Democracies’ (http://voterecology.com).
He has given over 100 invited lectures and papers (including 40 keynotes) in 25 countries and he is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College.
Hoskins, A. and O’Loughlin, B. (2015) ‘Arrested War: the third phase of mediatization’, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1068350.
Hoskins, A. and Holdsworth, A. (2015) ‘Media Archaeology of/in the Museum’ in Henning, M. (Ed.) Museum Media, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.23-41.
Principal Investigator: AHRC Research Fellowship
September 2014-December 2015: 'Technologies of memory and archival regimes: War diaries before and after the connective turn':
Principal Investigator: ESRC Google Data Analytics Programme
April 2013-April 2014: 'Google: The Role of Internet Search in Elections in Established and Challenged Democracies' (with Prof. Sarah Oates, Maryland). http://voterecology.com
Partner Investigator: Australian Research Council Linkage Project
(with 10 other investigators internationally, PI – Prof. Bruce Scates, Monash Univesity, Melbourne)
2011-2015: ‘Anzac Day at Home and Abroad: A Centenary History of the origins, myths and meanings of Australia’s National Day’.
Principal Investigator: AHRC Research Grants Scheme
January 2008- December 2010: ‘Conflicts of Memory: Mediating and Commemorating the 2005 London Bombings’ with Prof. Steven Brown (Psychology, Leicester) and Dr. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (Applied Linguistics, Swansea).
Joint Principal Investigator (with Prof. Paul Taylor, Psychology, Lancaster) UK Government
January-December 2009: ‘Developing our Understanding of the Language of Extremism’ with Dr. Paul Rayson (Computer Science, Lancaster) and Dr. Ben O'Loughlin (International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London).
Principal Investigator: ESRC New Security Challenges Programme/FCO ‘Radicalisation’ and Violence, A Critical Reassessment’
Sept 2007-September 2009, ‘Legitimising the Discourses of Radicalisation: Political Violence in the ‘New Media Ecology’ (with Dr. Ben O’Loughlin, IR, Royal Holloway and Dr. Akil Awan, History, Royal Holloway). April 2010: Project rated ‘Outstanding’.
Co-Investigator: ESRC New Security Challenges Programme
April 2004-December 2006: ‘Shifting Securities: News Cultures Before and Beyond the 2003 Iraq War’ with Prof. Marie Gillespie (Sociology, Open University) and Prof. James Gow (War Studies, King’s College London). May 2007: Project rated ‘Outstanding’.
ESRC/SSRC: Visiting Fellowship
April-May 2006: Media and War: with Prof. Philip Seib.
HERA European Network
2009: 'New Media Ecologies and the Future of Collective Memory' (with Prof. Ann Rigney, Utrecht).
Current Phd Students
Stevie Docherty: '(In)Security in the Mainstream: Riots and the Media', University of Glasgow Kelvin Smith Scholarship.
Dounia Mahlouly: 'Open Source Democracy in the Arab World'.
DSTL National PhD Scholarship to be appointed: 'Achieving Legitimacy in a New Media Ecology: How online commemorations of fallen British soldiers influence public support/opposition for warfare', .
Christopher Cassells: 'Multitudinous Movements and the Missing Masses: The Political Agency of Web 2.0'.
Recent/forthcoming invited keynotes and papers
- 24.11.15 Invited Paper: ‘Threats to Openness in the Digital World’ Conference, Northumbria University
- 06.11.15 Invited Speaker: ‘Human Futures Forum: The Unchained Horizon’ Conference, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) Liverpool.
- 27.10.15 Keynote: ‘Digital Existence: Memory, Meaning, Vulnerability’ Conference, Sigtunastiftelsen, Sweden.
- 15.07.15 Keynote: ‘Organizational Memory and the Archive’, Organizational Remembering as an Alternative Framework’, Queen Mary, University of London, ESRC Seminar Series: Organizations and Society.
- 04.06.15 Invited paper, ‘Crisis, What Crisis’ Panel, The Sociolingustics of Globalization Conference, The University of Hong Kong.
- 02.06.15 Keynote: ‘The Living Archive’, Nanjing University, China.
- 30.05.15 Keynote: ‘Media, War and Memory after the Connective Turn’, International Symposium on Cultural Memory: Time, History and Media, Zhejiang University, China.
- 22.05.15 Invited Paper, The Çanakkale/Gallipoli Wars 2015 International Conference, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey.
- 29.01.15 Invited Paper: ‘Memory and Security’, Security Lancaster, Lancaster University.
- 07.11.14 Invited Paper (with Ben O’Loughlin): ‘Violent Witness: The Mediatization of Atrocity’, Streets to Screens: Mediating Conflict Through Digital Networks Conference, Goldsmiths.
- 04.11.14 Invited Paper: Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.
- 03.11.14 Keynote: ‘The Right To Be Forgotten In Post-Scarcity Culture’, University of Utrecht.
- 29.09.14 Keynote: Digital Memories, Digital Methods, Transcultural Memory in Europe Beyond Web 2.0 Workshop, COST Action: ‘In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe’, Budapest.
- 24.09.14 Invited Paper: Amnesia Forum, National Institute for Experimental Arts, Sydney.
- 18.09.14 Keynote: Media, War & Memory Conference, Journalism, Media & Democracy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
- 20.08.14 Keynote: ‘Digital Media, Archives, Memory’, Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), São Paulo, Brazil.
- 26.06.14 Invited Paper: Anxiety in Late Modernity Symposium, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design.
- 13.06.14 Invited Speaker: Archive/Database, Lunch Bytes, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
- 24.04.14 Invited Speaker: Amnesia Forum Symposium, Foundation for Art and Creative Technologies (FACT), Liverpool.
- 23.03.14 Invited Paper: ‘Proximity, Distance, and Memory’, Uncertain Ground: Landscape, Memory and Theatres of Conflict Symposium, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
- 11.12.13 Invited Paper: ‘Remembering after the connective turn’: SOAS Centre for Media Studies Research.
- 05.12.13 Invited Paper: ‘Decay Time’: Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory and Movements, University of Glasgow.
- 11.11.13 Invited Presentation: ‘Digital Memory’, Iconomy and Memory Seminar, University of Warwick.
- 23.10.13 Invited Lecture: 'The Life and Death of the Image', Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany.
- 05.06.13 Invited Paper: ‘The new memory of war’, Institute of Communication Studies Seminar Series, University of Leeds.
- 08.03.13 Invited Paper: ‘The Digital Present’, ‘Faster Than Light? Historical Experience, Placed Identity and Memory in the Age of Historical Acceleration’ Conference, University of Warwick.
- 18.01.13 Invited Paper: ‘Memory-Making and Community Formation: Theory and Methodology’ AHRC Workshop, University of East London.
- 30.11.12 Invited address: NATO Parliamentary Assembly Sub-Committee on Energy and Environmental Security (STCEES) visit to Glasgow: ‘Diffused war’ in the new media ecology’
- 21.12.12 Keynote: ‘History, Memory and Media’ Workshop, University of the Peloponnese, Greece.
- 21.11.12 Invited lecture: Memory Unbound series, Ghent University, Belgium: http://www.litra.ugent.be/events.html#memory_unbound
- 12.11.12 Invited Paper: ‘Right to be Forgotten: Ethical Considerations’ Workshop, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy.
- 05.10.12 Keynote: International Conference on New Media, Memories and Histories, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore http://portal.cohass.ntu.edu.sg/NewMedia/Documents/List%20of%20accepted%20papers_letterhead24sep.pdf
- 13.09.12 Keynote: ‘Flashbacks: Nostalgic Media and Mediated Forms of Nostalgia’, Institute of Communication, Media and Journalism Studies, University of Geneva:
- 04.07.12 Invited Paper: ‘Media and Memory’, ‘The Future of Memory’ Workshop, University of Konstanz.
- 15.06.12 Invited Paper: ‘The Living Archive’, ‘Remembering in Context: Social, Cognitive, Linguistic and Material Aspects of Memory’ Workshop, University of Bielefeld.
- 27.03.12 Keynote: ‘Digital Memories’, Media and Memory: Back to Basics Workshop, University of Amsterdam.
- 21.03.12 Invited Paper: ‘Media, Commemoration and Uncertainty’, ‘Documentation and Disaster’, Collaborative Symposium, Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (Glasgow) and Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies (Tokyo), University of Glasgow.
- 14.03.12 Invited Paper: ‘Remembering in Post-Scarcity Culture’. Mediating the Past: Memory Practices Between Social Cohesion and Fragmentation’, ESF SCH Exploratory Workshop, Braunschweig.
- 31.01.12 Invited Paper: ‘Diffused War in the New Media Ecology’, ‘Cyber Security: Lacunae of Strategy’, Department of War Studies for GCHQ, King’s College London.
- 26.01.12 Keynote: ‘Media, Memory and Uncertainty’, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana.
- 27.10.11 Keynote: ‘Media, Memory and the Connective Turn’, School of Humanities, University of Bologna.
- 15.07.11 'Navigating the mainstream in the new media ecology' (with Dr. Ben O'Loughlin), 'Responding to Extremisms: Media roles and responsibilities' conference, Bournemouth University.
- 09.06.11 Keynote: '7/7 and 'Connective Memory': Interactional Trajectories of Remembering in Post-Scarcity Culture', Film and Memory: Fourth Scottish Consortium for Film and Visual Studies Conference, University of Stirling.
- 02.03.11 ‘Premediation and Memory’ (with Prof. Astrid Erll) Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.
- 13.01.11 'Persistence of Vision', Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen.
- 22.10.10 ‘Twilight of Media, Twilight of Memory’, Memory Day 2010, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University.
- 20.10.10 Keynote: Public Lecture: ‘Media, War and Memory’, Macquarie University, Sydney.
- 18.10.10 ‘Digital Network Memory’, Memory-Media-Movement, Cognition-Culture-Collaboration Workshop, Sydney.
- 07.10.10 Keynote: ‘Digital Memories’, First EU Screen Conference: Content Selection Policies and Contextualisation, Rome.
- 27.07.10 ‘Challenges of Archiving: Archival Memories’, Horizon Theme Day: Archives in the Digital Age, University of Nottingham.
- 07.07.10 Panellist, ‘The London Bombings Five Years On: Reflections on the Future of Counterterrorism Conference’, Chatham House, London.
- 17-18.06.10 ‘Persistence of Vision: Vision, Memory and Media’: Opening Address and Chair of Artists’ Breakfast Symposium, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool.
- 11.06.10 ‘Digitized Bodies and Diffused War: The Ethics of Informational Infrastructures’ (with Dr. Ben O’Loughlin), War and the Body Conference, Imperial War Museum, London.
- 14.04.10 ‘Media, Memory and the Connective Turn’, Faculty of Social Sciences Lecture Series, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- 05.02.10 Keynote: ‘From Collective to Connective Memory’, Transcultural Memory Conference, English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths and Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London.