Category Archives: Territory

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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Article in India Today on ‘The legacies of the Leave EU vote’

I have a short piece in the new issue of India Today on ‘The legacies of the Leave EU vote’. The piece is available open access. I was asked to write about this for an international audience, so for UK … Continue reading

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Migration, Borders, Territory – a commentary on the EU referendum

A few weeks ago I was asked by the Architectural Association to write a commentary on the UK’s EU referendum. The request was for a short piece on how the vote might impact on territory. It was written in late … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis (requires subscription). It’s a generous summary of the book and says a few things about the legal aspects of the argument. To the legal audience … Continue reading

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