Public Lecture - Fantasies of Hate - 4 December 2014

5PM Thursday 4 December 2014

School 6, St Salvator’s Quad

Dr Jeffrey Murer

Fantasies of Hate: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Roma Violence of the Contemporary Hungarian Radical Right

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Article based on the September symposium at St Andrews now available

An article based on the CSTPV 20th anniversary symposium and written by CSTPV Honorary Professor Sir Adam Roberts has just been published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

The full details are:

Adam Roberts (2014): Terrorism Research: Past, Present, and Future, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2014.976011

Terror Through Time - Series Two Starts Today

In a major series debuting last year, journalist Fergal Keane uncovered the roots of modern terrorism, from the horrors of the French Revolution through the age of the great anarchist scare to the scourge of hijacking and the latest developments in counter-terrorism. Now in the second series which starts airing in November 2014, Fergal continues his investigation with 10 new episodes on modern terrorism running up to the events of September 2001 and their aftermath.

CSTPV’s Richard English, Tim Wilson, Gilbert Ramsay and Louise Richardson have all contributed to this landmark series.

Series 2 transmission:BBC Radio 4, Mon-Fri from 24th November 2014 at 13.45

The first episode of series 2 is Mossad: The Wrath of God (


Call for Papers - Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence – The roles of victims and perpetrators

Call for Conference Papers

Understanding Terrorism and Political Violence – The roles of victims and perpetrators
In conjunction with the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews (CSTPV) and funded by the European Commission (RAD), the Department of Sociology at University College.


Video Abstract - Contextualising Terrorism: A Social Movement Theory Typology

Dr Sarah Marsden introduces her recent paper A Social Movement Theory typology of militant organisations: Contextualising terrorism. Terrorism and Political Violence. [Online first] doi: 10.1080/09546553.2014.954039

Bob Lambert and Doug Weeks Interviewed by GlobalPost

An article in GlobalPost (19/11/2014) quoting CSTPV staff members Dr Bob Lambert and Dr Doug Weeks.

CSTPV Director made Honorary Fellow at Oxford

CSTPV Director Professor Richard English has been made an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, the Fellowship to take effect from October 2014.

The Handa Postgraduate Conference on Terrorism and Political Violence

‘The Future of Terrorism and Terrorism Studies’

4-5 December 2014

The Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Lecture Theatre A, Bute Building, Westburn Lane, St Andrews

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Interview with John Keane, the University of St Andrews artist in residence

John Keane, artist in residence at the University of St Andrews, talks about the political influences behind his painting and his views on the relationship between art, performance and politics.

He was interviewed by CSTPV PhD candidate Christiana Spens in Studio International.

CSTPV Director delivers Lecture in Barcelona

CSTPV Director Professor Richard English will deliver a Public Lecture on his current research, under the title 'Does Terrorism Work?', at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona, on Thursday 13 November 2014.