UrbRel podcasts: Corinna Riva & Mara Albrecht

In her last podcast as our host, Corinna Riva (UCL), the 2020/21 Distinguished Fellow at the Max Weber Centre, talks to our fellow Mara Albrecht (University of Erfurt) about that island and what to bring. Mara Albrecht is a postdoctoral researcher at Erfurt’s chair for Western Asian History. She specialises violence and policing in the British Empire in the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly in Belfast and Jerusalem. She was an UrbRel fellow in the winter term of 2021/22.

Her recent publications include:

  • Albrecht, Mara/Jenss, Alke: Introduction: Sites of Violence, Entangled in Space and Time (Manuscript in preparation for volume on “The SpaceTime of Urban Violence: Histories, Rhythms and Ruptures in Transregional and Interdisciplinary Perspective”, edited by Mara Albrecht and Alke Jenss).
  • Ritual Performances and Collective Violence in Divided Cities: The Riots in Belfast (1886) and Jerusalem (1929). In: Political Geography 86 (2021), DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102341. (Special Issue “Urban Badlands: The Making of Deviant City-Places. A Contribution to a Political Geography of Violence”).

Here are some images illustrating Mara’s research:

Orange parade in Belfast, 12 July 2017 (Image: Mara Albrecht)
Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (Unionist militia) march through Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1914
Author: Unknown, Photograph Q 81771 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums, IWM Non Commercial License, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Ulster_Volunteer_Force,_Belfast,_Northern_Ireland,_1914_Q81771.jpg
Knocking off at Harland & Wolff shipyard Belfast, ca. 1910/11
The original uploader was Stavros1 at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Knocking_off_at_Harland_%26_Wolff,_Belfast.jpg
Wailing Wall Plaza, above the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, 2019 (Image: Mara Albrecht)
British Soldiers guarding the funeral in Haneviim Street in Jerusalem of a Jew killed during the Arab rioting against Jews, 1936
Matson, Eric, National Photo Collection of Israel, Government Press Office
https://gpophotoeng.gov.il/fotoweb/Grid.fwx?search=D221-002.jpg#Preview1
Measurment map of Jerusalem, produced by the Survey of Palestine, 1937.
The National Library of Israel, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/Jerusalem_-_Compiled%2C_drawn_%26_printed_under_the_direction_of_F.J._Salmon%2C_Commissioner_for_Lands_%26_Surveys%2C_Palestine.jpg


Cite this blog post
urbrel (2023, January 23). UrbRel podcasts: Corinna Riva & Mara Albrecht. Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v3fp

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