What can original recordings from Stanley Miligram’s famous and controversial ‘obedience to authority’ experiments tell us about cruelty and authority?
Former ISRF Fellow Craig Jones presents his new book, The War Lawyers. In this groundbreaking study, Jones explores how important law and war lawyers have become in the conduct of contemporary warfare, and how it is understood.
Former ISRF Fellow Kimberley Brownlee presents her new book, Being Sure of Each Other. In this landmark work, Brownlee champions our fundamental––but largely neglected––human right against social deprivation.
Distinguished Professor Christopher Newfield will be joining the ISRF as Director of Research in July 2020.
Former ISRF Fellow Joy White presents her new book, Terraformed. Part ethnography, part memoir, Terraformed contextualises the history of Newham and considers how young Black lives are affected by racism, neoliberalism and austerity.
How does an artist engage with the uneasy churning of materiality, visuality, culture, and finance? Salvaging scraps from its excesses and reassembling them is one way….
At arms fairs, many companies give away complimentary gifts – stress balls in the shape of bombs and grenades, rubber tanks, condoms, and sweets with slogans. What might these objects tell us about the way weapons are regarded in the arms industry?
Cian O’Driscoll is interviewed in relation to his ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. He talks about his research on the just war tradition, as well as interdisciplinarity and the theme of violence.
Jonathan Saha is interviewed in relation to his ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. He talks about his research on the concept of accumulation as it relates to Empire, as well as the current state of the social sciences.
Beth Epstein is interviewed in relation to her ISRF Mid-Career Fellowship. She talks about her research on the ways that notions of diversity are articulated in French urban areas, as well as the role of the social scientist.