It's that time of year again...
We are pleased to announce an extension to the essay competition deadline. Get your essays in before the 17th of October 2021!
While the summer never truly joined us this year, the DRN newsletter is one thing that will never let you down...
On the 10th June 2021 members of our Rethinking Military Spouses: Critical Research Group met to discuss what critical research means to us, and our work on and with military spouses.
For this months theme of Air & Space power, we've spoken to historian, Dr Harry Raffal. Harry is currently working with the RAF Museum.
This June we discussed all things airborne - and for once I don't mean a certain infectious disease... We also celebrate Pride month!
The UNITS Study: Developing psychosocial support for appearance-altering injuries. Written by Dr Mary Keeling, on behalf of the UNITS team, Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England.
We're rewinding back to last month's theme of the military body to chat to Dr Hannah-Marie Chidwick about new critical approaches to war and violence in the Roman world. Hannah is a Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol.
Dr Kandida Purnell, Assistant Professor of International Relations at Richmond University. Her research builds on contemporary critical, gender, and postcolonial theory to centre the global politics of bodies.
Dr Jackson is a former Royal Marine, war veteran, counsellor, and academic. He is an expert in the social and cultural aspects of war veterans living in society, creating mutli-modal work on his experience of war and its aftermath.
We’ve got exciting news: the DRN is launching its first essay competition!
Here comes the sun! To celebrate the (almost) return of Summer and our collective emergence from hibernation, this May we have been discussing the body and its significance in military and defence research.
Dr Heidi Cramm is an Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University. Her programme of research focuses on mental health in family systems shaped by the occupational risks and requirements of military and first responder roles.
We're talking to Dr Claire Lee, one of the DRN's founding members about her top tips for PhD students, and where she sees the service child research area going over the next 10 years.
To round off April's Month of the Military Child, we have dedicated May's newsletter to the voices of children in military communities.
Shannon Hill tells us about the experiences of military children in Canada, exploring how a reliance on US research needs to be recontextualised to better explain the Canadian service child experience.
In keeping with the Month of the Service Child, DRN committee member Lucy Robinson has written a blog exploring the diversity and intersectionality of service children in English state schools.
We have been lucky enough to talk to Dr James Worrall, based at Leeds University and specialising in Security Studies and International Relations.
In this months Newsletter we spoke to Dr Matthew Powell, Teaching Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, specialising in Air Power.
As lockdowns begin to ease here in the UK, we can't wait to finally see you in person again at conferences and events alike! This month we focus on conferences: Tips, Tricks, Opportunities, and the Future of Academic Conferences.
Dr Huw Bennett is a Reader in International Relations at Cardiff's School of Law and Politics. What are you currently working on? I'm writing a book on British military strategy
As we wave goodbye to February, the first few months of 2021 have given us much to reflect on for this month's theme of counterinsurgency...
In keeping with this months theme of Counterinsurgency, DRN committee member and PhD student, Sorina Toltica, discusses the problematic quick fixes for COIN in Africa in our latest blog post.
This month's theme is memory and memorialisation. We explore how the concept of memory is used within defence and conflict studies, and reflecting on what memorialisation means both individually and collectively.
Following the DRN committee AGM in January, we wanted to share some updates on the networks constitution and progress made in 2020!
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