Category Archives: The Birth of Territory

Warburg Institute high court ruling – good news!

Good news earlier this week about the future of the Warburg Institute library. I’ve said before how important this library was to my work on The Birth of Territory, and linked to a few earlier stages of this story. Here are … Continue reading

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New issue of Dialogues in Human Geography – forum on The Birth of Territory and discussion of John Agnew’s AAG lecture

The new issue of Dialogues in Human Geography contains two short pieces by me. The first is in the discussion forum of John Agnew’s Dialogues in Human Geography lecture from the AAG earlier this year. As well as John’s lecture it contains … Continue reading

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‘Exercises in the History of Ideas': An interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani

Back in March I was interviewed by two graduate students at the University of Melbourne, Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani, about my writing, background and approach to work. It covers my work on territory, Heidegger, Foucault, Lefebvre, and Shakespeare and some future plans. … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – published one year ago

The Birth of Territory was published one year ago. In that time it’s been reviewed in six journals, sold enough to suggest it will become my best-selling book, been the object of two ‘author meets critics’ sessions, and won two awards – … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Croatian International Relations Review

The Birth of Territory has been reviewed in Croatian International Relations Review by Daniel Šaric (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Stuart Elden’s new book The Birth of Territory is a magisterial and in parts almost encyclopedic work. The book covers … Continue reading

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Joshua Hagen reviews The Birth of Territory in Geographical Review

A nice review of The Birth of Territory in Geographical Review, by Joshua Hagen (requires subscription). Here’s the concluding paragraph: Elden is to be commended for his keen analysis that tackles rather complex issues of meaning and translation while remaining eminently readable. … Continue reading

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Warburg Institute library court-case begins

Times Higher Education has the story of the court-case to decide if the collection of the Warburg Institute can be broken up. This has been a threat for several years, and that it will be resolved in court is a … Continue reading

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