About this project

Since 2004, public spaces in European cities have been hit by more than ten major terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Whilst trying to come to terms with recent acts of urban terrorism, governments, security agencies, and local communities are bracing themselves for further attacks. UrbTerr will offer the first in-depth comparative … Continue reading “About this project”

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Call for papers: “The Somatechnics of Violence: Affective, (Im)material and Digital Transformations.”

As a follow up to the UrbTerr “(Im)materialities of Violence” conference that took place in November 2021, a special issue call for papers has recently been announced. You can read the call for papers below or download a PDF copy here. Call for papers: “The Somatechnics of Violence: Affective, (Im)material and Digital Transformations.” Special issue … Continue reading “Call for papers: “The Somatechnics of Violence: Affective, (Im)material and Digital Transformations.””

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Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe: Programme and Registration

We are excited to share below the programme for our upcoming second conference, Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe, which will take place at the University of Birmingham from the 14th to the 16th of September 2022. Join this conference online (for free) by registering here! Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe 14-16 September 2022University of Birmingham Programme 14 September … Continue reading “Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe: Programme and Registration”

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Prof. Dr. Tore Bjørgo, Right-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe: Concepts, Patterns and Trends

We are very pleased to share the full, captioned video of Prof. Dr. Bjørgo’s public expert seminar, held at the University of Birmingham on May 24th, 2022. We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank Dr. Bjørgo and Dr. Steve Hewitt, as well as everyone who attended! Dr. Tore Bjørgo is … Continue reading “Prof. Dr. Tore Bjørgo, Right-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe: Concepts, Patterns and Trends”

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Right-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe: Concepts, Patterns and Trends – Public Expert Seminar

The UrbTerr team is pleased to announce our next expert seminar, in conversation with Professor Dr. Tore Bjørgo (University of Oslo, Norway) which will take place in-person on May 24th at 4 pm GMT in Muirhead Tower, Room 109, University of Birmingham.   Europe has experienced a revival of militant right-wing extremist groups, networks, and … Continue reading “Right-Wing Terrorism in Western Europe: Concepts, Patterns and Trends – Public Expert Seminar”

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Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe: UrbTerr Conference, 14-16 September 2022

“Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe”, the UrbTerr team’s next conference event, will take place at the University of Birmingham between the 14th and 16th of September, 2022. This conference seeks to explore how people, agencies and activists across Europe make sense of terrorist violence, negotiated memories of loss, and counterterrorist responses. By looking at diverse activities … Continue reading “Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe: UrbTerr Conference, 14-16 September 2022”

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Research Seminar announcement: Researching Atmospheres of Urban Counter-Terrorism with Katharina Ciax

Researching Atmospheres of Urban Counter-Terrorism: Methods and Approaches to Capture the In-Between The UrbTerr team is pleased to announce our next expert seminar, in conversation with research fellow Katharina Ciax (University of Jena, Germany), which will take place on April 5th at 2pm GMT.  While the technological and infrastructural securitisation of urban spaces has been … Continue reading “Research Seminar announcement: Researching Atmospheres of Urban Counter-Terrorism with Katharina Ciax”

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The More-Than-Human Power of Memorials & Memes – roundtable video

UrbTerr-project team member Dr Evelien Geerts was recently invited to the “Posthumanism: Cinema, Philosophy, Media: A Roundtable Series”, organized by the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in partnership with Brock University’s Posthumanism Research Institute (Canada). During the roundtable series, she presented her digital cartography of critical new materialisms as an … Continue reading “The More-Than-Human Power of Memorials & Memes – roundtable video”

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Announcement: New series of digital research events (25-27 November 2021)

(Im)materialities of Violence (25-27 November 2021) A series of digital research events                 (Im)materialities of Violence (25-27 November 2021, University of Birmingham, UK) is an interdisciplinary series of digital research events dedicated to addressing contemporary violence in its haunting (im)material manifestations, and that specifically through the entangled foci … Continue reading “Announcement: New series of digital research events (25-27 November 2021)”

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New publication on political violence, 9/11’s aftermath & disposable bodies

Kif Kif recently posted a longread (in Dutch) written by the Urban Terrorism-project’s Research Fellow , Evelien Geerts. The piece, titled “Political violence since 9/11: Hypermediatization & the creation of disposable bodies,” touches upon political violence, 9/11’s aftermath & disposable bodies against the backdrop of contemporary pandemic crisis. The full essay can be read here.

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Memory Studies Association 2021 – 5th Annual Conference – an UrbTerr recap

The Memory Studies Association’s 5th Annual Conference  was held digitally in Warsaw, Poland, this year, and that during the 5th and 9th of July 2021. Titled “Convergences”, this year’s pandemic edition explored various subsets of thought and innovative explorations within the field of memory studies, and that with an extra focus on the academic and … Continue reading “Memory Studies Association 2021 – 5th Annual Conference – an UrbTerr recap”

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