Category Archives: Boundaries

Books received (1) – Cohen and Duckert, Publicover, Kaplan, Longo, Kelly, Fouchard and Lorenzini, Staszak

A lot of books arrived while I was away. These ones have all been sent by publishers or authors. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert’s collection Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking Laurence Publicover, Dramatic Geography: Romance, Intertheatricality, and Cultural … Continue reading

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Territory’s Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier, Queen Mary, University of London, 14 February 2018

14 February 2018, Territory’s Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier, Queen Mary, University of London,Francis Bancroft Building, Room 3.26 (see here for a map of the campus). I’ll be speaking about my forthcoming book Shakespearean Territories. Registration is free, but required. … Continue reading

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Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with CUP

Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with Cambridge University Press. Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on … Continue reading

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AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, and Boundaries in World History (open access)

AHR Conversation: Walls, Borders, and Boundaries in World History with Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Tamar Herzog, Daniel Jütte, Carl Nightingale, William Rankin and Keren Weitzberg. Since 2006, the AHR has published nine “Conversations,” each on a subject of interest to a wide range … Continue reading

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Nick Megoran, Nationalism and Central Asia: A Biography of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Boundary

Nick Megoran, Nationalism and Central Asia: A Biography of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Boundary now out from University of Pittsburgh Press. Nick Megoran explores the process of building independent nation-states in post-Soviet Central Asia through the lens of the disputed border territory … Continue reading

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Nicholas de Genova (ed.), The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering

Nicholas de Genova (ed.), The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering now out with Duke University Press. In recent years the borders of Europe have been perceived as being besieged by a staggering refugee and migration crisis. … Continue reading

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International Law and The Territorial Gains and Losses of Non-State Actors – project report in Diplomat Magazine by Mahmoud Abdou

I’ve mentioned a project on International Law and The Territorial Gains and Losses of Non-State Actors, run by the London Centre of International Law and Practice, before – I spoke at their launch event in London back in October. Mahmoud Abdou has … Continue reading

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London International Boundary Conference, 5-6 June 2017

London International Boundary Conference, 5-6 June 2017 – full details here. The London International Boundary Conference 2017 will take place on 5-6 June 2017 at King’s College London’s Strand campus, with Technical workshops being held on the mornings of 6-7 … Continue reading

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NDPR reviews – Foucault/Derrida, Heidegger on Nietzsche and Nail’s Theory of the Border

Three interesting reviews at NDPR Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.), Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics by Christopher Penfield – here Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border by Avery Kolers – here Martin Heidegger, … Continue reading

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Best of Luck with the Wall, Donald

A stunning film of the US-Mexico border – ‘Best of Luck with the Wall’, from 2o16. A great insight into the interactions of the geopolitical and the geophysical landscape. Thanks to Natalie Oswin for the link.

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