STR 2019:The data revolution in terrorism research: implications for theory and practice

Welcome to the 13th Annual Conference for Society for Terrorism Research, June 20-21 2019.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together academics from around the world to present and discuss cutting-edge research on terrorism. We welcome contributions on all terrorism-related topics from both academics, PhD students, and specialists outside the academy.

The theme for this year’s conference (June 20-21, 2019) – “The Data Revolution in Terrorism Research: Implications for Theory and Practice“ – is intended to inspire a discussion of how the terrorism studies field can and should make use of the increased availability of empirical data. The past two decades have seen a steady growth in terrorism-relevant data of all kinds, from rare historical documents via detailed biographical information to big data from social media platforms.

As the terrorism research field transitions from a state of data scarcity to one of sufficiency and perhaps even excess, a range of questions arise. How do we best harness the new resources? Which old questions can we now better address, what new issues emerge, and which new methods become salient? How do we handle the associated ethical issues and privacy regulations?

The conference theme is to be interpreted very broadly, and we will consider papers on all terrorism-related topics. In the selection of roundtables and symposia, on the other hand, priority will be given to panels addressing the conference theme.


Papers, Symposia, Posters, and Round-Table Proposals: January 30, 2019

Notification of Acceptance: before 15 March 2019

Early Bird deadline: 30 April 2019

Student Paper Contest Submission: 30 April 2019

Registration and payment closes: June 7




Published Feb. 14, 2019 3:00 PM - Last modified Feb. 14, 2019 3:24 PM