Welcome to Volume 8, Issue 4 of the VOX-Pol Newsletter.
VOX-Pol CONTRIBUTION TO RECENT EVENTS
2021 AVERT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The 2021 AVERT Research Symposium took place from 3 to 5 November 2021. This year’s title was ‘Violent Extremism at the Crossroads: Persistence, Change & Dynamism’. The keynotes were given by Prof. Martha Crenshaw, Professor Emerita of Government at Wesleyan University, and VOX-Pol’s Prof. Maura Conway. The programme is available HERE and all conference recordings are available HERE.
C-REX WEBINAR SERIES
On 30 September 2021, Professor Maura Conway presented ‘Online Extremism and Terrorism Research Ethics‘ as part of the ongoing C-REX webinar series ‘Researching the Far Right: Methods and Ethics‘. The series continues into 2022 with a contribution from VOX-Pol’s Ryan Scrivens, who is presenting ‘What can we learn from interviewing ‘formers’’.
SAVE THE DATE #TASMConf 2022
The Terrorism and Social Media (TASM) conference is taking place on 28 and 29 June 2022 at Swansea University, UK. The call for papers is now closed, but the programme will be published soon. Interested? Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for updates. Keynotes from previous TASM conferences can be seen on the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) YouTube channel.
VOX-Pol BLOG RETROSPECTIVE
In October 2021, the VOX-Pol Blog turned seven years old. The Blog began in the first year of the VOX-Pol project, in 2014, with the aim of publishing short-form original research directly related to online extremism, online terrorism, online radicalisation, and available responses to these.
As well as promoting the all-time most-read articles from the last seven years, a retrospective by Isis Garrigos was published. This retrospective surveyed the primary topics of the VOX-Pol Blog posts by quantity (number published) and topic trends, and ends with a look to the future of the Blog.
IN THE MEDIA
- Kyle Rittenhouse and the scary future of the American right, Vox, 22 November 2021.
- #HaavistoLies: Sota Etiopiassa sai aikaan Suomeen ulottuvan vaikutuskampanjan ja teki entisestä suomalaisdiplomaatista Etiopian hallitusta puolustavan aktivistin, Helsingin Sanomat, 19 November 2021.