20. 3. 2020

Dear all,


The abstract submission deadline for individual papers and panels/roundtables for this year’s EISA (European Intn’l Studies Ass’n) conference is fast approaching, next Monday 16th March. The conference itself will take place in Malta, 16th-19th September. If you have any further questions or ideas for the Critical Military Studies stream, please get in touch with Caroline or Kevin, Caroline.Holmqvist@fhs.se , kevin.mcsorley@port.ac.uk. Come and join us for what promises to be a great conference! CFP below:

Critical Military Studies provides an inclusive and interdisciplinary space for the interrogation of violence, war-making, militaries and militarisms, and their attendant structures, inequalities, legacies and pains. Indicative concerns include, but are not limited to: analysis of military lives, institutions and occupations; martial epistemes and constructions of enmity; the entanglement of martial desires and rationalities with domains from health and tourism to architecture and algorithmics; the imbrication of military power and violence with regimes of race, gender, class, sexuality, disability and anthropocentrism; the preparation, prosecution and aftermaths of war.

CMS thus engages with the myriad actors, discourses, materials, technologies, media, data, bodies, affects, practices, logistics and flows that constitute the broad capillaries of military power, as well as exploring how these become assembled and transformed in various crucibles of conflict. We welcome theoretical, empirical and methodological contributions that engage with military and ‘everyday’ spaces and settings, across a range of temporalities, and that deploy and develop analytics ranging from the intimate and emotional to the infrastructural and geopolitical.

We would particularly welcome contributions that foreground the ecological, that explore militarism and war-making as planetary forces, and that examine the very ‘natures of war’ (Gregory 2016) – the environments and atmospheres through and on which war is fought. How are forms of martial thinking and power entangled with the violences of extraction, contamination, fallout, toxicity and extinction, reshaping the very material possibilities and conditions of living and dying? How might resistance to militarism resonate with environmental and decolonial ontologies and practices?



Caroline Holmqvist, PhD

Senior Lecturer in War Studies, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm

Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, Tel Aviv University

Website: https://fhs.academia.edu/CarolineHolmqvist

Phone/WhatsApp. +972 58 59 79 400

Office. Room 522, Naftali Building

Tel Aviv University