Category Archives: Travel

Seen from the Window – the view from my NYC apartment

I’m staying on East 12th Street (corner of Broadway) for the next few weeks. I am right opposite Strand Books… There is a grill over the window, hence the somewhat murky image. About these ads

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‘Territory and Transgression: A Conversation with Stuart Elden’ @thepolisblog

A long interview with me, conducted by Peter Sigrist, has just been published at Polis. It covers most of my current and past interests, including territory, Lefebvre, Foucault, Sloterdijk, Heidegger, politics,  my time in Israel/Palestine, publishing, literature and film… Many … Continue reading

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In Melbourne, visiting Monash University

I’m spending the next several weeks in Melbourne, visiting Monash University as part of the Monash-Warwick alliance. As anyone following the tennis will know, it’s extremely hot here at the moment. But I’m finding libraries and offices to work in, … Continue reading

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Cycling Mont Ventoux

I took a few days off recently, to go to Provence for three days of cycling with a friend from the Geography department at Durham, John Thompson. We stayed in Bédoin and did a 45 mile ride the first day as a … Continue reading

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International Scholar post with Al-Quds Bard Honors College renewed

I’ve had my post as International Scholar with Al-Quds Bard Honors College, Al-Quds University renewed for the 2013-14 academic year. This is part of the Academic Fellowship program of the Open Society Institute in Budapest. I’ll be working again with two early-career Palestinian academics, … Continue reading

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The Golan Heights

Another fascinating trip on my recent visit to Israel was into the Golan Heights with political geographer Nimrod Luz. The Golan was captured by Israel from Syria in 1967, and very nearly lost in 1973. Israel annexed it in 1981, … Continue reading

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Cycling the Sea of Galilee

One of the things I did on my recent trip to Israel was to cycle round the Sea of Galilee. A cycle-path is being developed around much of this, but there are some parts where you need to use the … Continue reading

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Planning for exclusion in Abuja

At Open Democracy, an interesting piece on the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Nigeria, a nation deeply scarred by colonialism and years of civil war, took the decision in 1991 to build a new capital city at the country’s centre. In … Continue reading

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A week at Al Quds Bard Honors College

I’ve just got back from spending a week working with Al Quds Bard Honors College in the occupied Palestinian territories, as part of the Open Society Institute’s Academic Fellowship Program. Al Quds Bard is a partnership between Al Quds University and … Continue reading

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Jerusalem light rail

On Sunday I took a couple of hours to explore the fairly new Jerusalem light rail. It opened in late 2011 and when I was last here in 2009 it was still under construction. I’m staying near Damascus Gate, and … Continue reading

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