Monthly Archives: March 2011

Society and Space – new issue, blog, facebook

Issue 2 of Society and Space is now available here. It includes commentaries on aid in Pakistan and the situation of the Roma people in Europe; a translation of Pierre Macherey with an introduction by the translator Susan Ruddick; and … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben – What is a Commandment?

Audio of a lecture available here (via Infinite Thought). The page also has several other audio files to stream or download, including Žižek.

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Gaza island?

No, April 1st isn’t until Friday. This appears to be a genuine story (see also here and here). Israel is considering plans to build an artificial island off the coast of the Gaza Strip to house a sea and airport, … Continue reading

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Fossils – in Australia and Macau

The talk on fossils seemed to go well yesterday. There were some good questions – on the issue of resemblance; whether Bergson’s notion of fossilisation could be related to this; on Leibniz’s notion of possible worlds; on Philip (father of Edmund) Gosse; … Continue reading

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Links to Cronon fixed

The links from Kris Olds for news reports on Bill Cronon have now been fixed. Please let me know if any still don’t work. Sorry about the previous ones which tried to take you through my Durham University email. No … Continue reading

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William Connolly conference in London

Time, Politics and Becoming: A One-Day Conference on William E. Connolly’s A World of Becoming  26 May 2011 more details here; pdf here

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Petition against AHRC/’Big Society’

You can sign it here (set up by Thom Brooks). Two interesting commentaries on this issue here and here (via Clive at Pop Theory).

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Kris Olds on the Bill Cronon situation

From Kris Olds, originally posted to crit-geog-forum but reposted here with updated links with his permission. (And the links have now been fixed) Dear colleagues, If you wish to register your symbolic support for Bill Cronon, here is a Facebook page … Continue reading

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Brooks and Barnett on the AHRC and the ‘Big Society’

Both Thom Brooks and Clive Barnett comment on the story that the Arts and Humanities Research Council has been pressured into devoting funds to research Cameron and Willetts’s idea of the ‘Big Society’. While it might be good to have some … Continue reading

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New from Urbanomic

Urbanomic, publishers of the very interesting new journal Collapse, have a range of new things out. They include Fanged Noumena by Nick Land; and François Laruelle’s The Concept of Non-Photography.

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