|7 Jul 2009 - 8 Jul 2009
|CRASSH Seminar Room, 17 Mill Lane
• How knowledge is transformed in the encounter between Mars and Minerva; what happens to knowledge in trying to make it ‘useable’
• The tensions between academic and military cultures
• How individuals and organizations negotiate these tensions
• Past and present programs designed to mobilize scholars and graduates to assist the military or defence establishment, such as Projects Camelot and Minerva, or the Human Terrain System.
• Efforts by the military to utilize ideas and approaches that originated in the academy
• The ways in which Mars’ interest in Minerva produces new hierarchies and developments within academic disciplines, such as the upsurge in terrorism studies or the debates and divisions in anthropology in the wake of the Human Terrain System.
• Reports from the field by those who have had to negotiate the gap between Mars and Minerva
Administrative contact: Sam Mather, CRASSH