Research Themes

Conflict and Society Research Group


Our particular expertise includes:

  • Military History – The military history research program leads the discipline nationally, with a significant and growing international presence in the study of armed conflict and society in historical perspective.
  • Culture, Literature and Media in War – Our researchers study the literary and cultural responses to modern war, from the eighteenth century to the present day, in national and transnational frames, and often with national and international collaborators. 
  • Information Warfare and Influence - Information has long been a prized weapon. The Conflict & Society Research Group investigates these historical dimensions of information warfare. We are interested in propaganda, in particular the mobilisation of print culture, in the conduct of modern war. We also pursue research into the politics of war commemoration, the histories of censorship, and the production and circulation of war narratives in the literary marketplaces of the English-speaking world from the 18th century to the present.