Monthly Archives: September 2010

AAG session on Territoriality and Political Violence

(I have no involvement in this session, but it may be of interest to some readers -via PGSG) Territoriality, political violence, and armed conflict Call for Papers Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting Seattle, WA, April 12-16, 2011 Last Day … Continue reading

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Arctic claims

The conference in Moscow on Arctic territorial and resource claims is receiving some mainstream media attention (i.e. the BBC here). For more thorough background you could look at Klaus Dodds’s Society and Space piece ‘Icy Geopolitics’; and my Durham colleagues’ … Continue reading

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‘Euclidean space’ and ‘the Treaty of Westphalia’

I’ve been thinking about how certain phrases which don’t make sense become ingrained in discussions. There is something about the mere invocation of these that indicates (to some) that the invoker doesn’t really know what they are talking about, but … Continue reading

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Why we write

I’ve been thinking a bit more about Graham’s post on being productive. He notes that the majority of his recent pieces have been in response to requests or commissions to write. Looking my last five years of publications, it’s clear … Continue reading

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Steve Graham seminar in London

“Disrupted Cities: When Infrastructure Fails”, London Group of Historical Geographers seminar, 12 October 2010, 5pm; Wolfson room, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU (via London Political Geography Network).

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Ron Johnston on Terror and Territory

Nice review by Ron Johnston of my Terror and Territory book in Environment and Planning A. From the conclusion –    The events of the last decade have stimulated a wealth of responses from academics for whom geopolitical issues have presented … Continue reading

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Lefebvre, rhythms and videogames

Another application of Lefebvre’s work on rhythmanalysis – Tom Apperley, Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global. Freely available e-book here.

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On publishing

These are a few notes about publishing that I used in the workshop for (post)graduate students and early career researchers. They are based on my experience of editing journals, rather than necessarily my own experience as author. As ever they … Continue reading

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Graham Harman on being productive

You can read his reply to a graduate student question here. It clearly works for him, and there is some smart advice here. I think what is important – and I expect Graham would agree with this – is that … Continue reading

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Geographies of Intelligence

This looks really interesting… Call for Papers, Association of American Geographers 2011, Seattle, USA April 12-16, 2011 Organisers: Jeremy Crampton (Georgia State University) and Trevor Barnes (University of British Columbia).  Session jointly sponsored by the Political Geography Specialty Group and … Continue reading

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