Category Archives: Terror and Territory

Feature on Terror and Territory (interview, review and profile) in Iran’s Shargh Daily

There is a full-page feature on my 2009 book Terror and Territory in Iran’s Shargh Daily newspaper. It was put together by Sahand Sattari, and includes a translation of an interview with Exploring Geopolitics, a review of the book, and a short profile of my background, publications and current … Continue reading

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Audio recording of talk on terrain and territory from AAG 2015

The audio recording of my 22 April 2015 AAG talk on ‘The Geophysics of Territory’ is available here (18 minutes). This was in sessions co-organised with Gastón Gordillo; Derek Gregory and Setha Low acted as discussants. The talk ranges across quite … Continue reading

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Theory and Other Languages – short article at E-IR

I have a short piece entitled “Theory and Other Languages” at E-IR (open access). This was written on the request for a piece on this topic by Jan Tattenberg. It’s an autobiographical piece about how my work has been conducted … Continue reading

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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics – abstract for my lecture at University of New South Wales

Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics 10th March, 4pm, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales This lecture will introduce the work I have been doing on the question of territory over the past several years, leading to two … Continue reading

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Why I’m not writing or speaking about Heidegger’s Black Notebooks (except here)

As many readers of this blog will know, I’ve been posting various bits of news about Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ over the past year or so. In that time I’ve been asked to speak on Heidegger at events in the UK … Continue reading

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Matthew Hannah reviews The Birth of Territory for The American Historical Review

Matthew Hannah reviews The Birth of Territory for The American Historical Review (requires subscription). There are some quite sharp criticisms, but the overall take is fairly positive. I resisted attempts to tie periods where the historical record is patchy into … Continue reading

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Terrain, Volume, Drones – abstract for my keynote to Power and Space in the Drone Age conference

Update: unfortunately I’ve had to withdraw from this event. Here’s the abstract for my keynote lecture to the Power and Space in the Drone Age conference, 27-28 August 2015, Université de Neuchâtel: Terrain, Volume, Drones This paper is part of a wider, … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society by Dennis Crow (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Elden deserves every accolade he receives for a remarkable book.  That phrase might suffice for a review, but it would … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden and Todd Reisz opening lectures to ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference

This is the video of the opening keynote session of the ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference, which includes my lecture ‘Crises of Territorial Integrity: Iraq and Nigeria’. My talk is from 11.50-38 minutes – … Continue reading

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