Close Encounters in War Journal

The Close Encounters in War journal is an independent, open-access and peer-reviewed journal aimed at studying war as a human experience, through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. The journal studies how war affects the sphere of human relations, which can occur in a number of ways, through direct experience but also through indirect – intellectual – experience. When war is experienced indirectly, language becomes the medium through which people encounter war, for example through literature, journalism, politics or science. Close Encounters in War seeks to explore the condition, meaning and aftermath of both direct and indirect encounters with war and conflict. Here you can download the current issue of the journal.

The Close Encounters in War Journal expresses solidarity with the people of Ukraine

Since the Russian troops have crossed the Ukrainian border, bombing cities and causing destruction and killing people, masses of Ukrainian citizens are desperately attempting to leave the capital Kyiv and other cities, abandoning their homes. This catastrophic event will cause immense suffering. The editors and the Editorial Board of the Close Encounters in War Journal express their solidarity with the Ukrainian people, hoping that this madness will stop soon.

Issue n. 5 (2022): Science, Technology, and Close Encounters in War

Close Encounters in War Journal also hosts a section called “Posts and announcements”, where you will find book or film reviews, posts about conferences, seminars or new publications and much more about the topic of the journal. Here you can find the most recent entry of the section, and more can be read by scrolling down the list of recent posts on the left or by browsing the archive.

Most recent post:

A New Website is Online: Nazi Massacres in Occupied Italy (1943-1945). The Perpetrators and their Memory

Place of publication: Fondazione Nuto Revelli, Corso Brunet 1 – 12100 Cuneo, Italy. For general info:

ISSN: 2704-8799

This journal is indexed on DOAJ ( and is present in the catalogues of the major research libraries worldwide.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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