18 Mai – Conference “Do People hate their Enemies? Understanding War through the Prism of Representations”

09 h CERI-56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris / Conferences Room

Conference organized in partnership with Sciences Po-CERI, Sciences Po Bordeaux-Centre Émile Durkheim, Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS, Belgique), and REPI-ULB (Recherche et Enseignement en Politique Internationale)

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Conference organized in partnership with Sciences Po-CERI, Sciences Po Bordeaux-Centre Émile Durkheim, Fonds de la recherche scientifique (FNRS, Belgique), and REPI-ULB (Recherche et Enseignement en Politique Internationale) 


MAY 18th

  • 14.30 - 14.45   Presentation of the conference by Mathias Delori, Sciences Po Bordeaux-Centre Émile Durkheim and Sciences Po-CERI, Paris
  • 14.45 - 16.15   Keynote introduction by Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics

Experiences and representations in the Battle of Sangshak

  • 16.30 - 18.30 Panel 1   The soldier's lived experiences

Vanda Wilcox, John Cabot University, Rome
Bipeds” or “Brothers in Humanity”?: Practices of violence and representations of the enemy in Italy in the era of the First World War

Julia Welland, University of Warwick
Evoking war

Sarah Bulmer, University of Exeter
War as a minefield: The limits of enmity for the scholarly and public understanding of war

Co-authored with Lou Armour (Independent Scholar) Victoria Basham (Cardiff University), and David Jackson (University of Exeter)

Chairing: Jennifer Luff, University of Durham

Discussant: Valérie Rosoux, Université Catholique de Louvain


MAY 19th

  • 09.00 - 10.45   Panel 2   Demonization and reification during the second world war

Thomas Hippler, Université de Caen
Bombing the enemy: The representation of the enemy in strategic air power doctrines

Claire Andrieu, Centre d'histoire de Sciences Po et CERI, Paris
Frames of lynching. Nazi Germany during World War Two

Chairing: Philippe Bonditti, ESPOL-ICL, Lille / LabToP-Université Paris 8

Discussant: Thomas Lindemann, Université de Versailles St-Quentin-en-Yvelines

  • 10.45 - 12.45   Panel 3   Learning to be a soldier

Christophe Wasinski, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Fighting hermeneutics and enemy hatred: The case of the American soldiers deployed in Iraq and in Afghanistan during 2000s

Ilaria Simonetti, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
From trophy job to war trophy

Christian Olsson, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Violence as Vocation? A practice-theoretical approach to “political violence”

Chairing: Mathias Delori, Sciences Po Bordeaux-Centre Émile Durkheim, Sciences Po-CERI, Paris, CNRS

Discussant: Frédéric Ramel, Sciences Po-CERI, Paris

  • 14.15 - 16.15   Panel 4   A new Western way of war?

Caroline Holmqvist, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
Spectral encounters: Contemporary war and the limits of the subject

Antoine Bousquet, Birkbeck College, University of London
The Absent enemy in the war on terror’s targeted killings

Julien Pomarède, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
On producing self-sufficient violence: The logic of tactical enmity in counterinsurgency campaigns

Chairing: Christian Lequesne, Sciences Po-CERI, Paris

Discussant: Benoît Pelopidas, Sciences Po-CERI, Paris

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