Never Again July 22?
Public conference held in Oslo and on the island of Utøya on September 17-19, 2015
An international, interdisciplinary and open-to-the-public conference was held in September 2015 on the theme of democracy, extremism, memorial and ritual. REDO cooperated with a group of memorial researchers from NTNU. The terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011 were discussed on the basis of these four overarching perspectives. Internationally acknowledged scholars were invited to give keynote lectures and to contribute professionally to every single field: Chantal Mouffe, James E. Young, Ronald L. Grimes, and Roger Griffin. The Conference took place at the House of Literature in Oslo (Sept 17), on the island of Utøya (Sept 18), and at the July 22 center in the government quarter (Sept 19). Nearly 200 people attended in total, including Norwegian experts, public discussants and politicians.