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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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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Conference announcement and call for submissions: Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe

“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. The call for submissions is now open, and the full document can be downloaded here. Please note: the CfP deadline has now been extended, and the final date for … Continue reading “Conference announcement and call for submissions: Remembering/Imagining Terror in Europe”

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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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New project publication: A philosophical longread on Belgium’s far-right pandemic politics and the Conings case

A new UrbTerr project publication has just been published. This philosophical longread, written in Dutch, re-spotlights the now notorious Conings case and Belgian pandemic politics, but does so by zooming in on the Flemish far-right, processes of terrorist and extremist (non)-labeling, and some of the conspiracy theories that were circulating right after the announcement of Conings’ … Continue reading “New project publication: A philosophical longread on Belgium’s far-right pandemic politics and the Conings case”

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New project publication on pandemic politics & Belgium’s far-right extremism

A new project publication on pandemic politics and Belgium’s far-right extremism in the context of the Jürgen Conings case has just been published by The Conversation. The article addresses the Conings case – a Belgian soldier, currently wanted for threatening Belgium’s top virologist Marc Van Ranst and the illegal possession of weapons in a terrorist … Continue reading “New project publication on pandemic politics & Belgium’s far-right extremism”

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Upcoming event: expert seminar with Prof. Susanne Krasmann, applications deadline 21st of June

Following our successful expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke last month, the UrbTerr project team has invited Professor Susanne Krasmann (Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Criminological Research, University of Hamburg & UrbTerr advisory panel member) for a project-related expert seminar on her current work on architecture in the anthropocene and ‘situational awareness’. … Continue reading “Upcoming event: expert seminar with Prof. Susanne Krasmann, applications deadline 21st of June”

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