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The First World War and the History of Terrorism

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 6 – 7:30pm

The First World War and the History of Terrorism

A public lecture by Trinity Long Room Hub Visting Research fellow Professor Julian Bourg (Boston College) organised by the School of Histories & Humanities.

The Great War injected violence into world politics. As revolutions spread and anti-colonial movements gained momentum during the 1920s and 1930s, “terror" and “terrorism" quickly emerged as a basic vocabulary of justification and denunciation. "Revolution is war,” the English political theorist Harold Laski observed in 1923, "and war is founded upon terror.” The origin of what we call terrorism today can be found in the interwar years when the forces of war, revolution, empire, and law combined.

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential)
Contact Name: Trinity Long Room Hub
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