Narratives of War Research Group

Our Research

The Narratives of War (NOW) research group has been working as a collaborative research concentration since 2006.  The group is an interdisciplinary group which allows each member to conduct research in their own area of interest but with an overall focus on the representation of war, peace, conflict and reconciliation in the aftermath of conflict – thus it encompasses representation in literature (fiction, drama, children’s and young adult fiction), nonfiction, memoir, historical accounts, personal records, film and digital media, journalism, reporting, art and so on. Its interest is not in military history per se but in the way in which the individual and collective experience of conflict has been described, depicted, memorialised, commemorated – thus the overall notion of ‘narratives’; the telling and making of the accounts of the experience of the trauma and meaning of such experience in the community.

The group has a commitment to community engagement. It thus opens its biennial symposium to the wider community (local history groups, the military historical society of South Australia, the RSL, interested individuals, family historians and the community at large). It has forged close links with these organisations with many people eagerly awaiting the notice of the next symposium. 

Upcoming Events

Narrative of War Image2017 Biennial Narratives of War Symposium: Generations of War

Friday, 17 Nov - Sunday, 19 Nov 2017
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
UniSA City West campus

More Information

Anzac Day for journalists

Are you confused about the word 'Anzac'? Do you need access to key dates and facts about the Gallipoli campaign? Are you a journalist covering Anzac Day this year?

The 2014 Anzac Day Media Style Guide is now available, written by Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare, an affiliate member of the Narratives of War Research Group. Dr Mascall-Dare has previously written style guides for the BBC and ABC.

New Centenary Edition of the Anzac Day Media Style Guide

'Earshot' - Opera

Earshot is the first Australian opera that will reflect upon generational healing in response to the loss of life in WW1. To mark the centenary of the Great War the world premiere of Earshot is planned for 2017 in Adelaide, Australia with a tour to France in 2018. It is written and directed by experienced theatre practitioner Russell Fewster with music by internationally renowned composer Richard Chew - Read more

Veterans SA Think Piece - Cartoonist of the 'Death Railway'
Dr Starck is an author, journalist, former university lecturer, and research fellow attached to the Narratives of War military history group at the School of Communication, International Studies & Languages, UniSA.

Areas of study and research

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