Gender and Development Workshop 27th May 2015

It is a pleasure to pass on details of a workshop being organised by RHUL PhD students in London on 27th May. It will be held in Room 261, Senate House Library, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Registration is free but please register via this email address: pava104@live.rhul.ac.uk • 9.30 – 10.00: Welcome • 10.00 – … Continue reading

E-IR text book

E-IR are seeking contributions for a new textbook project. The details are below. In 2016 E-International Relations will publish a brand new open access book for students, From the Individual to the International: A Beginners Guide to International Relations. The book will edited by Stephen McGlinchey and Robert Oprisko, and feature contributions from a range of … Continue reading

Cargomobilities – out now

Rachael Squire might have more to say about this (she has a chapter in the volume) but the book Cargomobilities, edited by Thomas Birtchnell, Satya Savitzky and John Urry has just been published by Routledge. It comes in the line of several excellent titles in the Changing Mobilities series I co-edit with Monika Buscher. As … Continue reading

A few reflections on the AAG

A few reflections on the AAG

I recently got back from the AAG and thought I would share a few reflections on my time in Chicago. Having never been to an AAG conference, I was slightly surprised by the scale of it. On the first day alone, over 90 sessions ran alongside each other. It was big, perhaps to the point … Continue reading

‘Having enough patriotism': Gibraltar, nuclear submarines and cultures of loyalty

‘Having enough patriotism': Gibraltar, nuclear submarines and cultures of loyalty

HMS Superb sails by Gibraltar, May 1993 Source: http://atlanticsentinel.com/2013/08/britain-threatens-legal-action-over-gibraltar-as-warship-sets-sail/hms-superb-submarine/ For the last twelve months or so, there has been a flurry of press commentary and curt MOD statements regarding the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent (and this has attracted a great deal of international observation as well), or more exactly where it might be housed in … Continue reading

Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: A Geographer among Historians

Conference: Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood before Modernity: Old Debates and New Perspectives Organized by TORCH Researchers Ilya Afanasyev, Nicholas Matheou, and Seth Hindin. Oxford University, April 24-26 2015 Is our understanding  of ‘nation’ to continue to be defined by ‘a club of historians who gather occasionally to celebrate their unique contribution to heritage?’ The conference Identity, … Continue reading