Professor Andrew Hoskins
- Interdisciplinary Research Professor in College of Social Sciences - Global Security (Sociology)
My work sits at the intersection of memory, war & media, reflected in the journals I have founded:
The Journal of Memory, Mind & Media will be launched by Cambridge University Press in 2022.
I am delighted to have founded this as co Editor-in-Chief with Amanda Barnier (Cognitive Science, Macquarie). The Journal will shape a radical agenda in the interdisciplinary study of human, social & cultural remembering and forgetting.
Palgrave/Springer Journal of Digital War, (Founding Co Editor-in-Chief, 2020-)
Sage Journal of Memory Studies (Founding Editor-in-Chief, 2008-)
Matthew Ford (Sussex) and I have recently completed Radical War, 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.
Meanwhile, on my crusade for interdisciplinarity in memory studies, I am co-authoring Memory in the Head and in the Wild, with Amanda Barnier, which probes if the human and social/cultural study of remembering and forgetting can or should be fruitfully connected.
John Sutton and I edit the groundbreaking Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series, with 80 books published in the series since our launch in 2010.
I also co-edit the Routledge Media, War & Security book series.
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).
Media and compassion after digital war:
Why digital media haven't transformed responses to human suffering in contemporary conflict, International Review of the Red Cross, 2021, 102 (913), 117-143, https://international-review.icrc.org/articles/media-compassion-digital-war-human-suffering-contemporary-conflict-913
(with Shona Illingworth) Inacessible war: media, memory, trauma and the blueprint, Journal of Digital War, 2020: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s42984-020-00025-8
(with William Merrin) Tweet Fast and Kill Things: digital war, Journal of Digital War, 2020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/s42984-020-00002-1
(with Shona Illingworth) War as Constant Competition: The weaponized future and the fantasy of total control, in: Anthony Downey (ed.) (2022) Shona Illingworth: Toplogies of Air. Sternberg Press/MIT.
The Inverted Archive: Memory beyond decay in Prescott, Andrew & Alison Wiggin (Eds.) (2021) Archives: Power, Truth and Fiction, Oxford University Press.
(with Catherine Happer) Hacking the Archive: Media, memory, and history in the post-trust era, in Moss, Michael & David Thomas (Eds.) (2021) Post Truth in the Archives, Oxford University Press.
Co-Investigator, Japan Society for the Promotion Science Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research B)
'A Cornerstone for Peace: Establishing Cross-Disciplinary Memory Studies in Japan
With Dr. Luli van der Does, The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University.
Co-Investigator, DAIWA Anglo-Japanese Foundation Award
'Engaging living memory: new approaches to invisible threats to human bodies and societies'.
With Dr. Luli van der Does, The Center for Peace, Hiroshima University.
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).
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.
Seher Kurt: Digital authoritarian forms of big data governance
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.
Programme Director: MSc Media, Culture & Society
I design, lead, teach and supervise the following MSc courses:
1. Transformations in Media, Culture & Society
2. Media, Culture & Memory
3. Media, War & Security
4. Media, Culture & Society Dissertations
5. Media, Culture & Society Group Projects
I also contribute lectures to: Media, communications and journalism: Criticism and theory, and supervise undergraduate dissertations.
In addition to my UK teaching at seven universities to date, I have taught masterclasses and courses on media, war/memory in the US, China, Denmark, Slovenia and Australia.