Tagged: war

Visualising the numbers – The Fallen of World War II - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 09, 2017

Today and tomorrow we remember the end of the war in Europe 72 years ago. I think this video provides a fitting illustration of what that war meant to nations and families around the world – and why we commemorate its end. It’s also an excellent example of what can be done with data visualisation. I don’t think I have seen a better … Read More

A 100 years ago: The worst year of the First World War for New Zealand - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert May 01, 2017

Professor Nick Wilson, University of Otago; Professor Glyn Harper, Massey University The year 1917 was the worst year of the First World War for New Zealand from a premature mortality perspective, with 5547 deaths. We have just presented on this topic at a Symposium at Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) and in this blog we summarise … Read More

Future war & peace - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Apr 29, 2014

While this past weekend the country has looked back on wars past, what of the future of war? There are two questions here – will there be wars in the future, and if so, how will they be fought? Armed conflicts have been declining (both in terms of number of wars and casualties) over recent decades, particularly following … Read More