Lecture Series “Perspectives on Violence in the 21st Century” This Winter Term

TraCe lecture series will be held weekly in Marburg in the coming winter semester

This year’s lecture series in Marburg will be titled “Perspectives on Violence in the 21st Century”. It is orga­nized by Prof. Dr Felix Anderl and Dr Mariel Reiss. Re­nowned scholars from Germany and abroad will speak about their re­search on political violence by taking different disci­plinary, methodological, regional and political perspectives in order to shed light on the various facets of re­search on violence.

For example, right-wing terrorism will be examined using the case of the NSU-Complex. Other lectures will focus on psycholo­gical perspectives, violence in the Latin American context, or memory culture in the con­text of conflict. In addition, several lectures take up a critical stance towards violence studies and peace­building by dis­cussing queer perspectives, feminist engagements with climate change, or postcolonial positions on development. The pro­gram will be framed by two panel discussions: During the opening event, four researchers, moderated by Prof. Dr Thorsten Bonacker, will dis­cuss the extent to which re­search on violence is changing or must change con­sidering the current war against Ukraine. The closing panel, moderated by Prof. Dr Susanne Buckley-Zistel, will focus on the relation­ship between violence and research. More in­formation about the program can be found here.

The lecture series will take place in English every Tuesday from 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm in Marburg, Biegenstraße 12, Room 201 (+2/0010), and will be avail­able as a recording after­wards. The first event will be the panel discussion titled “The Impact of the War in Ukraine for Research” on Tuesday, 18.10.2022.