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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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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Expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke – recap

On the afternoon of May the 25th, 2021, the Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence (UrbTerr) project team at The University of Birmingham had the wonderful opportunity to virtually meet and engage in posthumanist critical theoretical conversations with Professor Emerita Nina Lykke (Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) – Gender Studies at … Continue reading “Expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke – recap”

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(Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: Video now online

The captioned video of the (Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters seminar is now online. In this seminar, visual artist Emanuela Cusin (Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK)) and philosopher Dr Marietta Radomska (Assistant Professor in Environmental Humanities, Linköping University (SE)) present their artistic and philosophical engagements with the matter(s)—and materialisation—of (bio)art and ecologies of the non/living. You can … Continue reading “(Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: Video now online”

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Upcoming expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke – applications deadline: 15th of May

The Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence (UrbTerr) project team at The University of Birmingham has invited Professor Emerita Nina Lykke (Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) – Gender Studies at Linköping University, Sweden & UrbTerr advisory panel member) for a project-related expert seminar on her transdisciplinary, posthumanist oeuvre and her Catalyst … Continue reading “Upcoming expert seminar with Prof. Em. Nina Lykke – applications deadline: 15th of May”

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Upcoming event: (Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska

Everyone is welcome to join our upcoming research seminar, titled “(Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska.” More information about the event and registration details can be found on the following event page created by the University of Birmingham, which you can access by clicking … Continue reading “Upcoming event: (Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska”

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Virtual Exhibition: It Might Be Nothing, But It Could Be Something

Tamara Kametani: Failed Monuments The UrbTerr research team and Eastside Projects are delighted to announce that our collaborative (In)Security exhibition has now launched as an online gallery with Stream. The various projects that make up the It Might Be Nothing, But It Could Be Something exhibition constitute a multi-disciplinary approach to questions of (in)security and terrorism … Continue reading “Virtual Exhibition: It Might Be Nothing, But It Could Be Something”

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Posthumanities Hub essay publication – “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis”

The Posthumanities Hub blog recently posted an essay written by the Urban Terrorism-project’s Research Fellow and Hub affiliated researcher, Evelien Geerts. The piece, titled “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis,” touches upon Geerts’ situated positionality as a transdisciplinary thinker, while zooming in on some of the challenges that arise when researching … Continue reading “Posthumanities Hub essay publication – “The more-than-human materializations of violence, remembrance, and times of crisis””

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