Terrorism and Transnationality: Historical Perspectives on Political Violence, Protest and Communication across Borders

Jun 17
17. Juni 2021 13:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr

Terrorism and Transnationality
Historical Perspectives on Political Violence, Protest and Communication across Borders
Organizers: Felicitas Fischer von Weikersthal (Heidelberg) and Moritz Florin (Erlangen)
Date: 17 June, 2021, 1pm-8pm CET
This online workshop brings together scholars from Western Europe and Russia working on the transnational history of political violence and terrorism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It aims to bring together the perspectives of scholars focusing on subject areas that are intertwined, but often analysed separately: The histories of acts of violence committed by self-declared anarchists, social revolutionaries, or anti-colonial activists. The workshop aims to identify overlaps, connections, and also crucial differences and dividing lines between various forms of political violence, protest and communication across borders.
If you would like to participate, please contact Moritz Florin (moritz.florin@fau.de).
13:00-13:20 Welcome and introduction
13:20-14:30 Propaganda by the Deed in the Transnational Public Sphere
Constance Bantman (Surrey): The Print Politics of Propaganda by the Deed
Fabian Lemmes (Bochum): Public Debates on Terrorism: The Anarchist Attacks in Late 19th Century Europe
14:30-14:50 Coffee Break
14:50-16:00 Newspapers, Digitization, and its Uses in Research on Transnational Terrorism
Mats Fridlund (Gothenburg): Trawling for Terrorists in the Digital Gulf of Bothnia: The Flawed Finnish Emergence of ‘Separatist Terrorism’ in the early 20th Century
Moritz Florin (Erlangen): Terrorist Acts of Violence as Transnational Media Events. Examples from Eastern and Western Europe
16:00-16:40 Break
16:40-17:50 Networks, Protest and Glocal Events in the History of Russian Terrorism
Lara Green (Durham): Mapping the Local, National, and Transnational Networks of Russian Emigre Terrorist Propagandists in London, 1884-1914
Felicitas Fischer von Weikersthal (Heidelberg): Russian Terrorism and Public Demonstrations of Transnational Protest. The Funeral of Grigorii Gershuni as a Glocal Event
17:50-18:10 Coffee Break
18:10-19:20 Migration, Transnationality and State Surveillance in the trans-Atlantic
Niall Whelehan (Glasgow): Migration, Transnationality and Irish Nationalist Violence in the late-1800s.
Dimitry Nechiporuk (Tyumen): “The Settlement has been a Meeting Place for Anarchists”: The Polarization of the American Friends of Russian Freedom after 1917 and the Surveillance of Progressive Political activities by the U.S. Department of Justice, 1919-1922
Short Break
Final Discussion + Outlook