Monthly Archives: June 2013

Weekend reading – much of issue 3 online

Several new Society and Space papers online.

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Calculative Devices in a Digital Age – Call for Papers

Department of Geography, Durham University 21-22 November 2013 Keynote speakers (tbc): Prof. Pat O’Malley (Sydney) Prof. Marieke de Goede (Amsterdam) Prof. Rita Raley (UCSB) The Securing against Future Events project is organizing a two day conference on the forms and … Continue reading

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Object Lessons

New book and essay series – full details here. Object Lessons is an essay and book series published by The Atlantic and Bloomsbury about the hidden lives of ordinary things, from sardines to silence, juniper berries to jumper cables. Each … Continue reading

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Antarctica without the ice

Intriguing new map – full details and explanatory video here.

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1963: Cold War Unlimited – Symposium in Sheffield

Post on behalf of Fabienne Collignon 1963: Cold War Unlimited – University of Sheffield, 20 September 2013 On 5 August 1963, one day short of the 18th anniversary of the dropping of an atom bomb on Hiroshima and after more than … Continue reading

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Theory of the drone

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I’ve been contacted by L’actualité for an interview on drones, which led me to a new book by French philosopher Grégoire Chamayou (CNRS): Théorie du drone (La fabrique, 2013).  I’ve only just ordered it, so this post is…

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Pangaea with today’s boundaries

Click on image for larger sizes. I can imagine this as the beginning of an interesting class discussion. Thanks to Antoine Bousquet for the link.

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Burning Issues: Geopolitics Today

This autumn I’ll be teaching a course for incoming Masters students at Warwick on global events, which should be useful for their broader studies. The topics are intentionally general so that the examples can be contemporary and potentially updated in … Continue reading

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Speculations Out with Forum on Prospects of Speculative Realism

Speculations IV out – a lot of interesting looking papers.

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Judith Butler’s Honorary Doctorate Address at McGill University

Judith Butler’s Honorary Doctorate Address at McGill University. A powerful defence of the humanities and reading texts.

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