EAAS, Hague, April 3-6, 2014.
Workshop Title: “Technology, War, and American Identity”
This workshop invites and encourages people to propose topics ranging from historical events to contemporary issues and philosophical concerns related to the impact of technology and war on American identity and a sense of democracy and justice. One likely issue will be the conflicted position of C.P. Snow’s “Two Cultures Debate” and “American identity” and how the debate continues to define our present global disputes in a post-Cold War era of a so-called “One Superpower.”
Papers might address:
• the end of World War II and the use of the atomic bomb on Japan, or focus on the period of the Cold War.
• the way there was a technological culmination of events that led to the historical event of “9/11”.
• contemporary conflicts and the impact of unmanned warfare technology (drones) today.
• other forms of technology including television and the Vietnam War as the “first televised war.”
• social networking and Facebook as technologies virally affecting the spread of information.
• the international commodification of war through war games.
• commercial movies about war and American identity, popular music about war, and related forms of technological media, all during the period from the end of World War II to the present.
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should be sent to both organizers by October 1, 2013.
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