Category Archives: Universities

Warburg Institute high court ruling – good news!

Good news earlier this week about the future of the Warburg Institute library. I’ve said before how important this library was to my work on The Birth of Territory, and linked to a few earlier stages of this story. Here are … Continue reading

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Call for contributions: Power, Acceleration and Metrics in Academic Life – Prague, December 2015

Call for contributions: ‘Power, Acceleration and Metrics in Academic Life’, Prague, December 2015, organised by Mark Carrigan and Filip Vostal – all the details here.

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Warwick University Ltd, forty plus years on conference – video available

The conference to mark the re-publication of the book Warwick University Ltd was held last Friday in the Arts Centre. It was a unique event with speakers who were students involved in the sit-in and the discovery of the secret … Continue reading

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The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent – edited by Piya Chatterjee and Sunaina Maira and published by University of Minnesota Press. From the front lines of the war on academic freedom, linking the policing of knowledge to the relationship … Continue reading

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Creston Davis on the Global Center for Advanced Studies

An interesting interview on an intriguing project – Creston Davis on the Global Center for Advanced Studies at

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Jonathan Bate on writing a biography of Ted Hughes – copyright, author estates and family members

A very interesting piece in The Guardian by Jonathan Bate about his writing of a biography of Ted Hughes. The issues are much wider than this particular case, and concern copyright, author estates and the role of family members. There are … Continue reading

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Barbara Graziosi on research assessment and discrimination

Barbara Graziosi, Arts and Humanities director of Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study and Professor of Classics and Ancient History, asks “Does research assessment discriminate against female academics?” in the THE.

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