Published Feb. 5, 2015 1:45 PM

Sidsel Undseth Bakke is a PhD candidate in literacy at the University of Stavanger, where she is working on the project "Religion and memory in the memorial messages collected after the terror attacks 22 July, 2011". In March she will stay at the University of Oslo as a visiting scholar with the REDO project.

Published Jan. 29, 2015 2:01 PM

REDOs research is interrogating whether ritual practices can influence changes in society. In Norway, Anders Behring Breivik’s terrorist attacks on July 22, 2011 provoked a ritual response characterized by unity and love. The ritual response to the terror is explored through traditional research methods, and both the rose marches and medias coverage of memorial ceremonies are being studied. But how is it possible to exploring the impact of the terror and its response has had for democracy and community in Norway?