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A two week break from this blog and social media

I’m taking a break from this blog, social media and anything online for two weeks. This blog has been fairly quiet recently, except for various things about the dangers of reopening campuses in the middle of a resurgence of cases, … Continue reading

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Two new books on Gramsci in the Historical Materialism series

Two new books on Gramsci in the Historical Materialism series with Brill. Franceca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro and Robert Jackson (eds.), Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks and Alvaro Bianchi, Gramsci’s Laboratory: Philosophy, History and Politics Both only expensive hardback and e-book at … Continue reading

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J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography

J.B. Harley Research Fellowships in the History of Cartography – details here. The J.B. Harley Fellowships were set up in London in 1992 in memory of Brian Harley (1932-91). Prof. Harley was a leading thinker in the history of cartography, working … Continue reading

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Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting (eds.), The Philosopher Queens – Unbound, September 2020

Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting (eds.), The Philosopher Queens – Unbound, September 2020 For all the young women and girls sitting in philosophy class wondering where the women are, this is the book for you. This collection of 21 chapters, … Continue reading

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Michel Serres and The Natural Contract – discussion with Christopher Watkin at Hermetix

Michel Serres and The Natural Contract – discussion with Christopher Watkin at Hermetix Christopher Watkin is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at Monash University, he is also the author of French Philosophy Today and Michel Serres: Figures of Thought. In this episode we … Continue reading

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Naomi Waltham-Smith, Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life – Fordham University Press, July 2021

Naomi Waltham-Smith, Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life – Fordham University Press, 2021 No other details as yet on the Fordham page, but good to see this book listed as forthcoming. Naomi’s Warwick page says the following: … Continue reading

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Hermione Lee, ‘What is Biography?’ (British Academy)

Hermione Lee, ‘What is Biography?‘ (British Academy)

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Department for Education guidance ‘Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses’

The Department for Education guidance ‘Higher education: reopening buildings and campuses‘ was posted very early this morning. Necessary, but deeply concerning, reading. On this topic, see also my list of pieces from SAGE, Independent SAGE and others here and here; … Continue reading

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The collapse of the Covid-secure campus

Originally posted on Academic Irregularities:
We are now into September 2020 and plans to allow students to come back to university campuses are proceeding. Universities have been required by the Office for Students to inform new and returning students what…

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SAGE guidance on the risks of covid-19 and teaching at UK universities in 2020/21 – updated

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) guidance Principles for Managing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Associated with Higher Education was published on Friday evening [4 Sept 2020] (though dated to the previous day). It can be downloaded…

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