14 Mar 2022 17:00 - 20:00 Online


An event organised by the Archives of the Disappeared: Discipline and Method Amidst Ruin research network.

Book launch and conversation with:

  • Yael Navaro
  • Zerrin Özlem Biner
  • Alice von Bieberstein
  • Seda Altuğ


The turn to the nonhuman in the humanities and social sciences has arguably been mobilised through a washing away of political violence, its histories, and its traces. Reverberations aims to redress this problem by methodologically and conceptually placing political violence and nonhuman entities side by side. The volume generates a new framework for the study of political violence and its protracted aftermath by attending, through innovative ethnographic and historical studies, to its distribution, extension, and endurance across time, space, materialities, and otherworldly dimensions, as well as its embodiment in subjectivities, discourses, and imaginations. Collectively, in the study of political violence, the contributions focus on human agencies and experiences in engagement with nonhuman entities such as objects, land, fields, houses, buildings, treasures, trees, spirits, saints, and prophets. In a variety of contexts, the scholars herein ask the crucial question that can be learned about political violence by analysing it in the terrain of relationality between human beings and nonhuman entities. How are things such as objects, spaces, natural phenomena, or spiritual beings entwined in histories of political violence? And vice versa, how are histories of political violence implicated in nonhuman things?

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