Category Archives: Conferences

Christy Wampole, The Conference Manifesto in The New York Times

Christy Wampole, ‘The Conference Manifesto’ in The New York Times. It first diagnoses a problem, then outlines some potential solutions. Here’s the beginning… We are weary of academic conferences. We are humanists who recognize very little humanity in the conference format … Continue reading

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Talking to anthropologists, urbanists and architects about territory

While Foucault and Shakespeare are my focus for new material, I’ll be giving a few talks on territory – two in New York in the next two weeks, and then one back in London in the autumn: 21 May 2015, … Continue reading

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Laws, Economies and Territories in Richard II – audio recording of a talk at Purchase College

Yesterday I went up to Purchase College, SUNY to give a talk at a workshop on Thinking with Shakespeare Today. Organised by Morris Kaplan, there were four papers: “Shakespeare and Theatrical Conversions” – Michele Osherow, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, … Continue reading

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#AAG2015 in Chicago – a few final thoughts

Very enjoyable conference in Chicago over the last several days. I’ve said a bit about the two sessions I spoke in – on Ebola and terrain – before. It was a good conference, with some excellent papers. A particular highlight was … Continue reading

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Sessions on Ebola and Terrain at the AAG 

I was part of a session on the geopolitics of Ebola at the Association of American Geographers earlier this week. Annoyingly, the AAG scheduled this at 8am on the first day of the conference – hardly an appropriate time for … Continue reading

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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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Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social – conference at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 28–29 May 2015

Imitation, Contagion, Suggestion: Rethinking the Social – conference at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, 28–29 May 2015. Full details here.

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‘Contested Spaces of Citizenship’ Postgraduate Conference, 29th April 2015, Durham University

Programme for upcoming ‘Contested Spaces of Citizenship’ Postgraduate Conference on Wednesday 29th April 2015 at Durham University, with Engin F. Isin as the key-note speaker. All those planning to attend should email g.d.m.maestri@durham.ac.uk to confirm.

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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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Re-engaging Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain A Thirtieth Anniversary Retrospective, 10th-11th Dec 2015, University of Brighton

Re-engaging Elaine Scarry’s The Body in Pain A Thirtieth Anniversary Retrospective 10th-11th December 2015 Grand Parade University of Brighton, UK Understanding Conflict Research Cluster Critical Studies Research Group Keynotes: Prof Elaine Scarry and Prof Joanna Bourke The year 2015 marks the … Continue reading

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