Monthly Archives: November 2010

Understanding the Changing Planet

Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions for the Geographical Sciences is a report for the National Research Council by a team of geographers, led by Alexander Murphy of University of Oregon. Alec kindly gave me a copy when I visited earlier … Continue reading

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UK student occupations and protests

Alex Vasudevan does a good job of rounding up news on UK student occupations at his blog Experimental Geographies here. Being outside of the UK at the moment means I’ve been following what’s been happening on news sites and, increasingly blogs. … Continue reading

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Referee etiquette

The Leiter Blog posts some suggested guidelines from Thom Brooks on referee behaviour, along with a request for comments. I was hoping that you could help publicize some comments for feedback from your readers concerning referee guidelines. I am part … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven

The work on Chapter Seven in this redraft was minor. This is largely because of the amount of work I’d already put into this chapter; a chapter which caused me more textual difficulties than any other. The chapter discusses Roman law, … Continue reading

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Issues in Progress

Elsevier are launching a new system of publication they are calling ‘article-based publishing’. Details here. I’m sure most people have seen ‘online-first’, forthcoming papers, or similar systems. Society and Space has a page of just such papers here. But the Elsevier … Continue reading

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Chapter Four

I’ve now finally completed the work on Chapter Four, which required the most extensive work in this redraft. The chapter begins with a discussion of the Donation of Constantine, which claimed to be a text from the fourth century, was forged … Continue reading

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Details here of a workshop at UCLA which looks great. Unfortunately I fly back to the UK that very day. Hello, Everything: Speculative Realism and Object-Oriented OntologyWednesday, Dec. 1, 2010 10:00-4:30  UCLA Faculty Center, Redwood Room10:00 Coffee 10:30-12:00 SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY SESSION … Continue reading

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Reminder – Society and Space co-editors

The deadline is now a week away – full details here

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Heidegger on Hegel and Schelling

Klostermann have news of a volume of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe in preparation for 2011 publication here. Volume 86, entitled Seminare: Hegel – Schelling, it’s projected to be 936 pages, which might well be the longest yet – GA16 was just over … Continue reading

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Koselleck and Schmitt

The new issue of Political Theory has an interesting piece on Reinhart Koselleck‘s notion of conceptual history (Begriffsgeschichte) and the relation this has to Carl Schmitt’s work. I quite like Koselleck’s work – or at least the basic idea behind … Continue reading

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