I’m leading a ‘masterclass’ workshop here at the ANU on 11 May (moved from an earlier date of 28 April), with the title of ‘World-Territory-Space’. I’m reluctant to call it a masterclass, but that’s how it’s being billed. Here’s the blurb:-
This workshop explores the interrelation of three spatial concepts – world, territory and space itself. Drawing on Stuart Elden’s earlier writings on these topics – on globalisation, the work of German philosopher Eugen Fink, debates about territory and the outline of a future book – the workshop will explore ways of thinking about these concepts. The overriding theme is that they cannot be defined in an absolute, unproblematic way, but are better approached through a series of questions that allow us to understand how they have been conceived in different times and places, and the effects these understandings have had.
The four pieces of pre-circulated reading are:-
- Missing the point: globalization, deterritorialization and the space of the world. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 2005;30:8-19.
- Eugen Fink and the Question of the World. Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy. 2008;5:48-59.
- Land, Terrain, Territory. Progress in Human Geography. 2010;34:799-817.
- The Space of the World. New Geographies. 2011;4:26-31.
Update – here’s the HRC webpage on this.