REVIEW | Shedding Light on Dark Territory

By Prof. Keith Martin I have just finished reading Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory: The secret history of cyber war (Simon & Schuster, 2016). This book is primarily a history of the approaches taken by the US government and military to dealing with the threats and opportunities presented by what we now describe as cyberspace. It…

REVIEW | Philip Pullman, Territory and ‘An Idea of the North’

By Miriam Hamblin ‘If I write fantasy,’ he says, ‘it’s only because by using the mechanisms of fantasy I can say something a little bit more vividly.’ (Pullman, P. quoted in Rustin and Rustin, 2011) ‘The sea as ice confuses and complicates acts of territorial and sovereign control’ (Steinberg and Peters, 2015) Thursday 19th October 2017:…

NEWS | Workshop Schedule: Fieldwork in Political Geography

RGS Political Geography Research Group workshop schedule    12-13th June 2017 We are delighted to announce the following programme for the forthcoming PolGRG workshop on ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography’. Thanks to all those who have registered to attend and participate and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway on 12th June. Location: Queen’s…

Pip takes poem.py to the Science Museum

On May 23rd 2017 (TOMORROW – 1-2pm), our very own Pip Thornton will be presenting her work: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, as part of the Science Museum’s summer series of research seminars. The seminar will include an explanation of the genesis of her {poem}.py project and a live demonstration. Ben Curtis, a mathematician and fellow…

COMMENT | WannaCry: The Blame Game Begins

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) On Friday news broke of a ransomware attack against the NHS in England and Scotland. Malicious software infected around 45 NHS trusts, disabled NHS IT systems and locked staff out of NHS patient records. Consequently, operations were cancelled, doctor’s surgeries were closed and patients in some trusts were asked not to…

Vertical at LSE

After a term of teaching a lot of Steve Graham’s work on urban infrastructure, security, air, and, of course, verticality to a big class of v. engaged second year undergrad students – as well as reading many good essays on the topic which have referred to his work extensively – I’m very pleased to be able…