An interdisciplinary workshop organised by the School of International Relations and the University of Hull.
Held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
Terrorism Research: Past, Present and Future
A Symposium to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Establishment of CSTPV
To be held at the University of St Andrews, 19-20 September 2014
The provisional programme for this symposium is now available.
Handa CSTPV Director Richard English will deliver a series of Lectures in July 2014 at the Olympia Summer Academy in Politics and International Studies, on the subject of terrorism and counter-terrorism. For more information, please visit http://olympiasummeracademy.org/
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the most consequential terrorist strike in history – the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that sparked the First World War – Handa CSTPV hosted a successful symposium on Saturday 28 June 2014. The theme of this conference was an innovative focus upon the relationship between the ‘macro-violence’ of organised warfare and the ‘micro-violence’ of political violence.
Dr Niall Whelehan (Edinburgh) traced the emergence of a new style of publicity-seeking terrorism in the later 19th century and traced its evolution down to 1914. Dr Tim Wilson (St Andrews) considered the influence of the First World War upon terrorist bombing campaigns. For his part, Dr Adrian Gregory (Oxford) noted that the strains imposed by a war of attrition between the major powers in turn unleashed an impressive wave of terrorist assassinations from 1916 onwards. Finally, Professor Conan Fisher (St Andrews) reviewed the achievements, and failures, of far-right terrorism within Weimar Germany after 1918. Discussion was appropriately lively throughout.
Dr Tim Wilson
1 July 2014
Full details of the symposium can be found here.