Category Archives: The Birth of Territory

Christopher Pierson, Just Property: A History in the Latin West, Volume One – reviewed at NDPR

Christopher Pierson, Just Property: A History in the Latin West, Volume One is reviewed at NDPR. This looks a fascinating study, which covers a similar time-period to my own The Birth of Territory, and a related, though distinct, concept. But what a shame … Continue reading

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So the #AAG2014 meeting is done for another year…

I’m sitting at Tampa airport, waiting to fly to Newark to begin six weeks in New York. The Association of American Geographers meeting is over for another year. It was a good meeting, beginning – for me – with a … Continue reading

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Visualising The Birth of Territory – the animated movie by Juliet J Fall

Visualising “The Birth of Territory” Juliet J Fall, Université de Genève from Juliet Fall on Vimeo. This is the version of the animated presentation Juliet J Fall gave at the AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, on 7th April 2014 … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Antipode by Phillip Campanile

There is a critical review of The Birth of Territory by Phillip Campanile in Antipode (pdf). Campanile clearly found the book frustrating in its mode of execution, but also not linked explicitly enough to contemporary debates. As he rightly notes, though, the book sits … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – audio recording of lecture at RMIT

The audio recording of my lecture on The Birth of Territory in February at RMIT is available here. I gave a version of the same talk at Monash University the day before but didn’t manage to record it. I say … Continue reading

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Speaking styles and speaking spaces

Having given four talks over the past two weeks – two on The Birth of Territory and two on the Foucault’s Last Decade project – I thought I’d write a little about the different spaces I spoke in, and how these change … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory wins the 2013 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography

I have recently been given the good news that the The Birth of Territory has been awarded the 2013 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography. I’m obviously delighted by the news, but also … Continue reading

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“The territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected” – what is territorial integrity?

Like most people I’ve been following the news of developments in Ukraine with fascination and alarm. I certainly don’t know enough about the country to venture any specific opinions on the situation there. What I would say, though, is there … Continue reading

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Melbourne talks on The Birth of Territory and Foucault – final details

Final details for my four talks over the next two weeks in Melbourne: 26 February 2014, 12.30pm, “The Birth of Territory”, Monash University, Melbourne (Room N502, Menzies Building, Clayton Campus) – flyer, website 27 February 2014, 5pm, “The Birth of Territory”, RMIT University, Melbourne … Continue reading

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Creating a writing space – #whereiwrite

There is an interesting piece at chroniclevitae about creating a space for writing, and continued at #whereiwrite. I have a great home study, which is where I do most of my writing – this is a picture of the last … Continue reading

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