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SECIMA, a joint IR project with Universität Hamburg

01 June 2022

The Universities of Groningen and Hamburg are funding a joint project by Dr David Shim (CIRR, Groningen) and Dr Delf Rothe (IFSH, Hamburg), entitled ‘Between fear and hope: Security imaginaries of climate change and emotions in the Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion campaigns’ (SECIMA).

The project studies how the two key global movements of our time - Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion - use images and other visuals to narrate climate change as a threat to human, national or global security and at the same time legitimize and justify their activism. SECIMA will contribute to the emerging scholarly debate on visual narratives in global politics, (self-)legitimation of social movements as global political actors and visual methods in the study of IR.

The University of Groningen and Universität Hamburg jointly support promising collaborative initiatives with pump-priming funds with the aim of leading to externally funded research, large scale collaborations, jointly authored papers as well as common teaching activities at the advanced level (master or doctoral education). Five projects were funded, one of which is in the Faculty of Arts.

Last modified:01 June 2022 5.00 p.m.

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