Helge Jordheim, University of Oslo, will speak on the 22 July 2011 Attacks in Norway.
In this talk, Professor Jordheim will explore the relationship between terror and time by way of two genres integral to most events of terrorism: the manifesto and the timeline. On 22 July 2011, a 32-year old white supremacist carried out an attack on the Norwegian Social Democratic Party. A home-made bomb in the Government Quarter killed 8, then he went on a killing spree at the youth camp on the island Utøya, killing another 69, mostly young people and children. To understand the lasting impact of this moment on Norwegian and international society, Jordheim will analyze in what ways social time was shattered by the impact of the terrorist attack, as well as the subsequent attempts to mend the temporal fabric of society.
Please use the Zoom RSVP link to register to attend online at 12:30pm, or write us to attend the lunch event at 12pm. Advance registration is strictly required due to the limited number of in-person spots.