UPDATE: THIS HAS BEEN FUNDED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE NETWORK, PLEASE GO TO TTAC21.NET
I’m putting a bid together for some research network funding. I’m hoping to set up a network that will involve both a physical and online reading groups, and result in a conference (hopefully a series of conferences).
Name-wise, I’m thinking of ‘Technology, Terrorism and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century’ or ‘TTAC21’ for short. I’m thinking of basing it on analysis of cutting edge issues in those areas, and the connections between them.
It’s going to be inter/multi-disciplinary, and I hope will attract interest from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, but anyone will be welcome to contribute.
The online portion will have the readings hosted (or linked) on the network website, with participants comments on the readings hosted online as well.
The physical portion will meet around the North West of England (where the funding will be based). Its location will depend on who is interested and where is most convenient. Participants comments and minutes of discussion will be uploaded to the website afterwards. The website could also host short research pieces, blogs, etc. from members of the network. After a few moths, we will hopefully have garnered enough interest to put on a conference, which I’m hoping will become an annual conference.
If you are interested, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can put you down on the application form as an interested student, which will bolster the application. Also, if those people who are interested could commit to reviewing the first few pieces to get the ball rolling, that would be greatly appreciated.
Also, please let me know if you have any suggestions, or comments on the project, or suggestions for readings.
Until next time!