Workshop, 7–9 October 2021, JGU Mainz

Diversity in Language and Culture: Kinship


Symposium, 6–8 October 2021, Mannheim & Mainz

The symposium Notions of Jihad Reconsidered: Perspectives on Media, Materiality, and Political Violence explores how different notions of jihad and political violence have entered and been shaped by discursive formations in academia, media, and the arts. It takes the aesthetic dimensions of images and sounds that have emerged over the last 20 years in the engagement with 9/11 and its aftermath as a starting point to rethink the various notions of jihad and its relation to political violence.