The Politics of New Internet Domain Names

In a new post on TheConversation.com, I revisit an old research topic of mine: the political signification of internet domain names with reference to changing modalities of state territory. ================= Domain name expansion signals political shift of internet By Philip Steinberg, Durham University The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has begun rolling out…

AdeyFest at Durham

Hanger-oners at RHUL Geopolitics’ Durham Annex (a/k/a Egham-upon-Wear) will be treated to a marathon of presentations by RHUL Geopolitics & Security luftgeist Peter Adey. First, on Monday 27 January, there’s ‘Light and Levitation: Vertical Critique‘. Then, in the afternoon of the 28th, Pete guest lectures on Neocleous and no-fly zones to a seminar on Geopolitics…

IBRU Research Associate position available

IBRU, the borders research, consulting, and training entity at Durham University, has announced a two-year Research Associate position. The Research Associate will be expected to: Initiate and contribute to the research and writing of funding proposals and publications relevant to IBRU’s research focus; Assist IBRU staff and affiliated researchers with the conceptualisation and execution of…

A forthcoming book worth holding your breath for…

I’ve had the privilege of browsing through page proofs for the forthcoming book, Air, by fellow RHULG&S contributor Pete Adey. Although I know this is a strange word to describe a piece of scholarship, the book is truly enchanting. The format’s what one might call ‘high-brow coffee-table’ (although I’m sure the publishing industry has a…

Arctic Circle Roundup: Three Subtexts

I’m just back from Iceland, having attended the first Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik and the affiliated Sixth Annual Polar Law Symposium in Akureyri. As conference planning proceeded, the latter sessions of the Polar Law Symposium got moved to Reykjavik and folded into the larger Arctic Circle meeting. And as things proceeded further, one of…

Learned Societies and the Politics of Publishing

With the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society / Institute of British Geographers coming up next week, this seems like an opportune time to present a challenge to the RGS/IBG and other learned societies regarding the ongoing transformation of the academic publishing industry. Although debates have raged throughout the academic blogosphere concerning open-access publishing…