Call for Papers: Fieldwork in Political Geography

Call for Papers: Fieldwork in Political Geography

We are delighted to be hosting this year’s Political Geography Research Group workshop. It will be held at Royal Holloway from 12-13th June on the theme of ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography‘. Please see the Call for Papers below which provides additional details on the theme, registration instructions, and preliminary program – we look forward to … Continue reading

COMMENT | Encryption Tragedy: How the Security Dilemma is Poisoning Cyberspace

COMMENT | Encryption Tragedy: How the Security Dilemma is Poisoning Cyberspace

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) The British state often claim that encryption and other security measures are turning the Internet into a “dark and ungoverned space, which is in danger of becoming an anarchic haven for terrorists and criminals (Hogan-Howe, 2014; Cameron, 2015). Likewise, the Digital Rights Movement (DRM) claim that efforts to ‘undermine’ encryption and advanced security … Continue reading

NEWS | The Politics of Antarctica

  It is with pleasure that I report on the publication of a co-edited collection of essays called The Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica. My coeditors were Dr Alan Hemmings from University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Dr Peder Roberts from KTH University in Stockholm. Over 37 chapters we range widely from considering the … Continue reading

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

COMMENT | Tweet-Deck Diplomacy

By Nick Robinson In between the incessant daily tweeting of images of picturesque Russian skylines, Izbas submerged under vast amounts of snow, or cute Siberian wildlife, the Twitter account for the UK-Russian Embassy has—and not for the first time—been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, after a tweet visibly depicting outgoing US President Barack Obama as a “LAME” duck … Continue reading

NEWS | Dislocating Geopower: section at the European International Studies Association Conference

An interesting looking call for panels, papers and roundtable proposals sent through from Kyle Grayson below: Dislocating Geopower: New Approaches to Space, Culture, and Violence in World Politics’, a section for the upcoming European International Studies Association Conference in Barcelona (13-16 September 2016): http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/2017/ . We invite individual paper, panel, and roundtable proposals that address any theme … Continue reading

REVIEW | These Pits and Abysses

REVIEW | These Pits and Abysses

A few brief reflections on These Pits and Abysses over on the Geohumanities forum. It was a great showcase of the benefits of collaborating across sub-disciplines and I’m looking forward to working more at these intersections in the coming months and years. Source: Event Review: These Pits and Abysses

Mobilities – a reading list

As a little pre-Christmas present (!!), we thought readers of this blog, and hopefully others, might have an interest in a 3rd year undergraduate course we re-launched last year on Mobilities. I know this is copying Derek Gregory’s reading lists he published a few years ago, but it has been a really useful thing and … Continue reading