Call for Papers: Artists and War

Dates or Deadline: 
8 January 2018 to 8 January 2021
Organized by: 
Leonardo Journal
Michele Emmer

The Role of Artists and Scientists in Times of War

We live in a time when war, far from being eliminated from the planet, is a continuing fact of life for many. Some wars are overt military wars, others are endemic situations of social and economic conflict. What can artists and scientists do when there is a war? How can we be useful? How can we help to find solutions? How can we avoid the use of the military while at the same time protecting the lives of innocent civilians? What educational work can we do to avoid violence and war? Historically the work of some artists and scientists has been instrumental in shaping perceptions and initiatives.

LEONARDO Editorial Advisor Michele Emmer and LEONARDO seek papers discussing these and other topics that address the role and work of artists and scientists in times of war.

These words were written many years ago and papers continue to be sent to Leonardo for publication in this special section. What is more important is that these words unfortunately continue to be still valid. We need more ideas and suggestions; we cannot accept that this situation never reaches a solution.

Materials and Discussions published in print in Leonardo:

  • MICHELE EMMER: Artists and War: Answers? (34:1)
  • BULAT GALEYEV: Open Letter to Ray Bradbury (34:1)
  • JOSEPH NECHVATAL: La beaute tragique: Mapping the Militarization of Spatial Cultural Consciousness (34:1)
  • SHEILA PINKEL: Thermonuclear Gardens: Information Art Works about the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex (34:4)
  • UBIRATAN D'AMBROSIO: Mathematics and Peace: Our Responsibilities (34:4)
  • ALEJANDRO DUQUE: New Media as Resistance: Colombia (34:4)
  • MICHELE EMMER: EDITORIAL: Can Ideas and Words Be Useful? (35:1)
  • MATJUSKA TEJA KRASEK: Endnote: The Role of Artists and Scientists in Times of War (35:2)
  • MICHELE EMMER: Are We an Intelligent Race? (51:2)

Please see our editorial guidelines and submission procedures for more information about where and how to submit.