The Forever War

Day 10 of the Conflict Memory & Education programme – interview with Dodge Billingsley of Combat Film & Research. In our latest interview, we discuss where he watched the 9/11 events unfold, how he accessed Afghanistan to report on Operation Anaconda and his thoughts on the upcoming 20th anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom on October…

Digital Contention In A Divided Society

Day 9 of the 10-day Conflict Memory & Education programme involves a book launch conversation with Dr. Paul Reilly between 13:00-14:00. His new book is fresh off the Manchester University Press and you can register to join us on the webinar – click here Digital Contention can be purchased in hardback and eBook here A description…

The Human Cost

Day 8 of the 10-day Conflict Memory & Education programme will look at the impact on children of conflicts across the globe today. From 4:00pm you can hear my interview with Prof. Panos Vostanis, World Awareness for Children in Trauma www.wacit.org The aim of this 10-day programme is to have several conversations with issue experts looking…

Holocaust Memorial Day – Learning Resources

Day 7 of the 10-day Conflict Memory & Education programme coincides with Holocaust Memorial Day. Those wishing to access accurate information regarding the Holocaust will find The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has an extensive Resources area on its website, as does the Holocaust Educational Trust. These rseources are especially suitable for parents looking to find suitable resources for educating…

Legacy of Conflict

On Day 6 of the Conflict Memory & Education programme, I was lucky to have an opportunity to interview Hasan Hasanović, Genocide Survivor & Author of Surviving Srebrenica. Hasan was visiting Sarjevo with his Srebrenica Memorial team and had spent the day recording survivor testimonies for their new collection of 100 stories. I wanted to…

The Human Story: Interview with Vince Bevan

For Day 5 of the Conflict Memory & Education programme, I was lucky enough to interview Vince Bevan. He has an impressive portfolio of work especially from across the UK and his clients for commercial work. However, throughout his photography career, he has self-funded trips to conflict zones and produced some stunning work. You often…

International Day of Education

Today is the third International Day of Education. I can’t remember a time when education and the importance of education have been more at the forefront of people’s minds. The on-going global pandemic has caused a level of disruption to children and young people that is almost immeasurable, and experts are warning of the lost…

Shoah: Contemporary Images of the Holocaust

Welcome to Day 3 of our 10-day Conflict Memory & Education programme. I hosted an online discussion with Julian Harrison focusing on his website ‘Shoah: Contemporary Images of the Holocaust‘ and how these images can help us start conversations with young people. The need to keep this shocking chapter of the 20th century in the…

Alternative Conflict Reportage – The Art of Robert McNeil

On Friday 22nd January 21, I hosted an online discussion with Robert McNeil MBE – former Forensic Technician and now a UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist & Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica. I was joined by Kim Sadique, Associate Professor in Community & Criminal Justice, De Montfort University to discuss with Robert his art pieces, visits to schools to share his experiences,…

Conflict Memory & Education: Introduction

Conflict shapes the world in which live….. From the large global conflagrations of the 20th century, we have become entrenched in localized regional disputes that cause even more damage. And when I say damage, I don’t mean material damage e.g. infrastructure. I’m talking about the systematic targeting of civilians and the state-sponsored acts to drive…