The talk in Halifax at ArcticNet was the 25th research talk in a really busy year. (Links in what follows are to audio recordings, where available). I gave talks on the Shakespearean territories project at the University of York, Aberystwyth University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus), University of Warwick, at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and in a pub in St John’s. I spoke about Nigeria and Boko Haram at the LSE, Aberystwyth, in Istanbul and in Los Angeles at the AAG I gave overviews of my territory work at Warwick, Al Quds University and the University of Zurich, and on the new earth/geopolitics work in Tel Aviv, at the RGS-IBG, the Balsillie School in Waterloo, in Zurich and at the ArcticNet conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I also spoke on Sloterdijk and was in a journal editors’ session at the AAG, gave a workshop on publishing in Abu Dis, and was on a couple of panel discussions in London and Warwick. The only talk on Foucault was at Memorial University Newfoundland even though that was the focus of much of the year’s writing.
There were also trips to Jamaica, Mont Ventoux, Abuja, Accra (twice) and Tiberias and the Golan. Far too much travelling and probably too many talks. Next year looks a lot calmer, in part because I am consolidating most travel into the periods in Australia and New York, and only accepting invitations to speak that can fit with that schedule.