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”

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)”

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.

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”

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”

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”

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”

(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”

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”

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”