(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)”
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.
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”
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”
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”