Category Archives: The Birth of Territory

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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Completing other tasks – returning to the Foucault’s Last Decade project

Over the past few months I’ve taken a break from the Foucault work, due to other commitments. Some of these were related to The Birth of Territory. One was an author response to ‘critics’ from the session on the book at the Association of American … Continue reading

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A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich – Fordham University video

A Conversation between Stuart Elden and Babette Babich A long discussion at the Fordham University television studios – ranges across my work and lots of topics, including territory today and historically, Lefebvre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Shakespeare… Many thanks to Babette … Continue reading

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Comments on territory for the Ice-Law workshop at Durham – audio recording

I spent the second half of last week back in Durham at a workshop organised by Phil Steinberg on Ice Law or, to give it its full title – The IBRU Workshop on International Law, State Sovereignty, and the Ice-Land-Water Interface. I used … Continue reading

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