Ghost Wars: The War on Terror and those who are ‘Disappeared’

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, guest-bloggers Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe and Dr Thomas Waldman lay bare the scope and ongoing toll of disappearance as a tool of war.

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The changing face of war memorialisation. Boer War memorials in Hull and Manchester.

Guest-blogger, Megan Howarth, explores the impact of ‘total war’ on memorialisation practices following the Second Boer War. A decade before the First World War permanently changed the way Britain remembered those killed at war, the aftermath of the Second Boer War, the twentieth century’s first ‘Total War’, necessitated the creation of memorials in towns and…

The Bear River Massacre: The West’s Forgotten Past

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, guest-blogger Dr Susannah Hopson draws attention to the complex memorial processes associated with the Bear River Massacre. On a warm, bright October day in 2014, I visited the remote town of Franklin, Southeastern Idaho in the United States. An area not usually visited by tourists, this…

Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and its Aftermath 

Remember Me Co-investigator, Dr Michael S. Drake, reports on a recent conference he attended. From 30 June to 2 July 2017, the conference Why Remember? Memory and Forgetting in Times of War and its Aftermath took place in Sarajevo. Organized by Dr Stephenie Young (Salem State University) Dr Paul Lowe (London College of Communication, University…