Category Archives: Territory

A year in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to my ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2016 with a lengthy manuscript on the 1969-75 period of Foucault’s work, partly developed from the large sections cut from the manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade. The main task accomplished in the first part of this year was … Continue reading

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Two days in Gießen talking about terrain, territory and terror

I’ve just got back from two days at the University of Gießen. I had been invited to give a lecture as part of the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture‘s anniversary series, and spoke on the topic of ‘Terrain: The … Continue reading

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Law, Territory, Resources, and Mobilities in Frozen Environments – CFP Nordic Geographers Meeting

The ICE LAW Project is seeking additional papers for its session at the Nordic Geographers Meeting. Subproject leaders Stuart Elden, Aldo Chircop, and Stephanie Kane are already scheduled to present, but 1 or 2 more papers can be accommodated. Email … Continue reading

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From Our Fellows podcast 02, December 2016 – including a piece by me on Shakespeare and Territory

The British Academy has begun a series of short podcasts where fellows talk about aspects of their work. I’m featured in the second of these, just released. The task was to speak about our work, but to keep to six minutes. … Continue reading

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The morning after the day before – contemporary politics and research directions

There are many things on which to reflect from yesterday’s events in the USA. One side of my extended family is in Ohio, Michigan and Alabama, so this is personally as well as generally political. But I was supposed to … Continue reading

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Surviving October

Well, I survived October. It felt like the perfect storm after the calm of a year of research leave. I did what I thought I could to get in the best possible shape for it – a first draft of … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Hollis, Rudwick, Maier

Charles Maier’s Once Within Borders: Territories of Power, Wealth, and Belonging since 1500,  Martin Rudwick’s Earth’s Deep History, Gavin Hollis, The Absence of America: The London Stage 1576-1642 and two by Foucault – the recent reedition of his essay Sept propos … Continue reading

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A new term at Warwick – teaching but also some research

On Monday a new term at Warwick began. My teaching is blocked into term 1, and most of it is in the first few weeks, so this is a busy time. I’m also heading to California next week for the … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare, Terrain and forthcoming talks

I’ve been fairly quiet on this blog recently. That isn’t to say I haven’t been busy – mainly on the Shakespeare project. (More on this project can be found here). Unlike the work for the Foucault books, I haven’t felt … Continue reading

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Felicity D. Scott, Outlaw Territories:Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency

Recently out with MIT Press – Felicity D. Scott, Outlaw Territories:Environments of Insecurity/Architectures of Counterinsurgency. In Outlaw Territories, Felicity Scott traces the relation of architecture and urbanism to human unsettlement and territorial insecurity during the 1960s and 1970s. Investigating a … Continue reading

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