Category Archives: The Birth of Territory

Charlotte Epstein on The Birth of Territory at Progress in Political Economy

Progress in Political Economy have posted one of the papers on my book The Birth of Territory from a workshop in Sydney. My thanks to Charlotte Epstein for the thoughtful engagement, and Adam David Morton at PPE for posting this. Last month … Continue reading

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Second review of the Global Discourse review symposium on The Birth of Territory

Global Discourse are hosting a review symposium on The Birth of Territory, which was joint winner of their inaugural book award. The second review, by Jeppe Strandsbjerg, is available here; and the first review by Jordan Branch (previously posted) is here. Both require subscription, … Continue reading

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Global Discourse book award review symposium on The Birth of Territory – first review by Jordan Branch

Global Discourse are hosting a review symposium on The Birth of Territory, which was joint winner of their inaugural book award. The first review by Jordan Branch is available online – requires subscription, or email me. Update: the second review, by … Continue reading

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Workshop at UNSW on The Birth of Territory and ‘Geopolitics, Geopower, Geometrics’

My public lecture “Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics” at University of New South Wales earlier this week was recorded by ABC Radio ‘Big Ideas‘, and I’ll hopefully be able to post the link soon. Paul Patton gave a very generous introduction … Continue reading

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University of New South Wales – lecture and workshop this week

10 March 2015, 4pm, “Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics”, Public Lecture, School of Humanities and Languages, John Goodsell 221/223, University of New South Wales –website; poster; abstract  In this talk I’ll be returning to the Shakespeare project for the first time in … Continue reading

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Kate Sammler at Contrivers’ Review on The Birth of Territory

Kate Sammler at Contrivers’ Review on The Birth of Territory. A broadly positive review though there are complaints about too many “details and tangential political thoughts” and ends with the suggestion that “derivative” and “distilled” summaries might be needed to reach a … Continue reading

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Talks at University of New South Wales on Territory, Shakespeare and Geopolitics in March

I’ll be back in Sydney in a couple of weeks for two events. Please note the date of the second has changed. 10 March 2015, 4pm, “Territory from Shakespeare to Geo-politics”, School of Humanities and Languages, John Goodsell 221/223, University … 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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