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A special issue of the Journal of Communication, Politics and Culture and an exhibition of photos of war have been launched to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War 1.

The RMIT Centre for Communication, Politics and Culture has marked the 100 years since the beginning of the World War 1 with a special issue of the Journal of Communication, Politics and Culture on The Politics of Remembering Violence edited by Associate Professor Chris Hudson and Dr Antonio Castillo from the School of Media and Communication.

Hudson, co-director of the Centre said global commemorations for the centenary of World War 1 have brought the politics of remembering violence, war, and collective trauma into sharp focus.

The issue features articles as diverse as war dead and the national imaginary in Timor Leste, the stage adaptation of Kate Grenville’s book ‘The Secret River’ about the Frontier Wars between settlers and indigenous Australians, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, and the genocide of Arameans, Assyrians and Chaldeans in Turkey in 1915.

Find out more about the publication on the The Politics of Remembering Violence web page.

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