The role of historical narratives in extremist propaganda.

Lead Research Organisation: Swansea University
Department Name: School of Law


Some terrorist groups have been recognised as being highly successful in exploiting communications to achieve their goals. The first step in countering violent extremists' narratives is to understand the construction and application of their narratives. This project will examine an under-researched area in this field: the use of historical narratives in extremist propaganda. In-depth historical case studies will be conducted of the propaganda produced by a selected number of extremist organisations. The use of historical narratives will be analysed both within and between the case studies to provide a deeper understanding of how historical narratives are exploited in extremist propaganda.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2263275 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2022 Samantha Treacy