Monthly Archives: September 2014

Stuart Elden and Todd Reisz opening lectures to ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference

This is the video of the opening keynote session of the ‘Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad’ conference, which includes my lecture ‘Crises of Territorial Integrity: Iraq and Nigeria’. My talk is from 11.50-38 minutes – … Continue reading

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Giving a Philosophy Talk

Originally posted on Daily Nous:
Ole Koksvik (Bergen), along with the help of friends, has put together a very useful set of tips for giving a philosophy talk.  I appreciated the “rationale” section, in which he notes, among other things, that…

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Aiken reviews Koelsch’s Geography and the Classical World

A new review at the Society and Space open site.

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AAG Call for Papers: Territory beyond Terra

Together with Kimberley Peters and Elaine Stratford, I’m organising a session at next year’s Association of American Geographers meeting on ‘Territory beyond Terra’. For more information, see the Call-for-Papers.

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2015 Symposium CFP Announcement: “Inhabiting Containment”

Originally posted on Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life:
We are pleased to announce the theme of our 2015 symposium, “Inhabiting Containment,” which will be held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 27,…

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My essay on Foucault’s La société punitive – forthcoming in Historical Materialism

My substantial (c. 8,000 words) essay on Foucault’s La société punitive is forthcoming in Historical Materialism. Thanks to Sebastian Budgen for his invitation to write this, and Alberto Toscano for taking it through two rounds of review. My shorter review of this important … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (ed.), Inhuman Nature – open access book from Punctum

Now available to download from Punctum books – Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (ed.), Inhuman Nature. Gathering into lively conversation scholars in medieval, early modern and object studies, Inhuman Nature explores the activity of the things, forces, and relations that enable, sustain and operate indifferently … Continue reading

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Globalization: the career of a concept – special issue of Globalizations

In the new special issue of Globalizations, guest editors Paul James & Manfred B. Steger track the careers of major scholars in relation to the career of the concept of ‘Globalization’, including interviews with notable researchers in the field. Read interviews with twelve … Continue reading

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‘Exercises in the History of Ideas’: An interview with Stuart Elden by Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani

Back in March I was interviewed by two graduate students at the University of Melbourne, Dale Leorke and Suneel Jethani, about my writing, background and approach to work. It covers my work on territory, Heidegger, Foucault, Lefebvre, and Shakespeare and some future plans. … Continue reading

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September issue of Antipode out now

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Here it is, Antipode 46(4), and it’s a good ‘un… The first six papers form a superb symposium; organised by Durham University’s Gordon MacLeod and Colin McFarlane, ‘Grammars of Urban Injustice‘ includes: Does the Punitive…

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