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:
We are interested in the connections between urbanity and religion.
This blog is connected to the DFG-funded Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies “Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations” (FOR 2779). We are based at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at Erfurt University.