Professor Andrew Hoskins
- Interdisciplinary Research Professor in College of Social Sciences - Global Security (Social Sciences College Senior Management)
My work sits at the intersection of digital war, media and memory, exemplified by the journals I have founded:
Palgrave/Springer Journal of Digital War, (Co Editor-in-Chief, 2020-)
Sage Journal of Memory Studies (Editor-in-Chief, 2008-)
Currently I am co-authoring Radical War, with Matthew Ford, an ambitious book that argues for a new model of DATA, ATTENTION & CONTROL to interrogate the digital dissolution of the established relationships between elite actors (militaries, governments, news media) and audiences, victims, and bystanders. We show how war fought on these terms messes with the traditional parameters of borders and states, time and place, actions and effects, certainty and uncertainty, legitimacy and illegitimacy, truth and fiction, memory and history.
Meanwhile, on my crusade for interdisciplinarity in memory studies, I am co-authoring Memory in the Head and in the Wild, with the cognitive scientist Amanda Barnier, which probes if the human and social/cultural study of remembering and forgetting can or should be fruitfully connected. (My view is that they should but ultimately can't be).
John Sutton and I edit the groundbreaking Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series, with 70 books published in the series since our launch in 2010.
With Oliver Boyd-Barrett, I also edit the Routledge Media, War & Security book series.
And most recently I am editor of the new Routledge Focus on Digital Culture Series with our first book on virtual reality by Leighton Evans.
My recent books include:
Trump’s Media War (Co-Edited with Catherine Happer and William Merrin, Palgrave Macmillan 2019)
Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition (Editor, Routledge 2018)
Risk and Hyperconnectivity: Media and Memories of Neoliberalism (with John Tulloch; OUP 2016).
Co-Investigator, EPSRC Human Data Interaction
'Public trust and understanding of online content moderation, and its impacts on public discourse'.
With Catherine Happer (PI), Tim Storer and Abdulwhab Alkharashi, University of Glasgow.
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 University, 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
William Spencer: Veterans, Records and Operation Corporate.
Sacha van Leeuwen: DSTL National PhD Scholarship: 'Achieving Legitimacy in a New Media Ecology: How online commemorations of fallen British soldiers influence public support/opposition for warfare'.
Abdulwhab Abdullah: Privacy in Crowd Sourcing.
Cairistiona Russell: Legitimacy and Credibility in the New Media Ecology: an examination of audience negotiation of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Saad Alahmari: Information Security and Organizational Knowledge.
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.
Recent/forthcoming invited keynotes and papers
- 23.08.18 Keynote: 'Media ecologies and memory', Mnemonics graduate summer school, Leuven, Belgium.
- 22.05.18 Keynote: Media, War & Conflict Journal 10th Anniversary Conference, Accademia Europea Di Firenze, Florence, Italy.
- 04.05.18 Invited Lecture: Digital war and memory, Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
- 01.03.18 Annual Memory Lecture: 'Forgetting War'. Memory Group, University of Warwick.
- 30.01.18 Invited Lecture: Human memory in the digital age, Centre for European Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
- 20.11.17 Invited Talk: 'Digital Forgetting', National Records of Scotland Web Continuity Service Launch, Edinburgh.
- 28.10.17 Invited Panellist: Conflict Café: Do we live in an age of terror? Imperial War Museum, London.
- 02.08.17 Special Lecture: ‘The new war imaginary’, Inaugural International Symposium: Atomic Bomb and War Memories: Heritage for peace in an uncertain age, Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University.
- 14.07.17 Keynote: ‘Placeless memories: digital constructions of memory and identity’ Conference, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, Humanities Research Centre, University of York.
- 06.05.17 Invited Paper: 'War, Memory and the Fallen Image'. Broadcasting War: An interdisciplinary workshop. University of Warwick.
- 08.04.17 Invited Talk: 'The Right to be Forgotten in the Online World’, Edinburgh International Science Festival.
- 31.03.17 Invited Paper: 'The Right to be Forgotten in Context’ Workshop, University College Cork.
- 24.03.17 Keynote: Power and Politics of Mundane Memories. Tracing, templating and transforming everyday life, Workshop, King’s College London.
- 17.11.16 Keynote: ‘Do images of war make a difference’? The Power of Words. The responsibility of the media and challenges in 2017 Conference, VoxUkraine, Kiev.
- 28.10.16 Keynote: ‘Forgetting War’, Xue-heng Institute for Advanced Studies, Nanjing University, China.
- 28.10.16 Invited Lecture: ‘Archive Me!’, Xue-heng Institute for Advanced Studies, Nanjing University, China.
- 20.10.16 Keynote: ‘Risk Media and the End of Anonymity’, Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security Conference, University of Hull.
- 29.09.16 Invited Paper: Council of Europe Conference: Culture 4D: Digitisation, Data, Disruptions, Diversity, Tallinn University, Estonia.
- 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
- 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.