Netflix and Handshakes

By Nick Robinson [warning, spoiler alerts throughout] After finishing Season 4 of Netflix’s popular political drama, House of Cards, it had occurred to me that this incredibly well-written program had far greater resonance with political geography/geopolitics than previously expected – from realistic storylines that mirrored (or even predicted) real-time political events, to its own brand…

VISIT | Landing in the Global Arctic

By Prof. Klaus Dodds Last month, I was in Singapore, working with a colleague and Royal Holloway PhD graduate, Dr Chih Yuan Woon at the National University of Singapore. With the generous support of the British Academy through the “International Partnership and Mobility Scheme”, we brought together 10 speakers from Asia, North America and Europe to…

Mobility (2nd edition)

A bit of a announcement that the 2nd edition of my book Mobility has just come out. Given the development of mobility studies as an interdisciplinary field, and just the vibrance and extent of research on many things mobile from both the social sciences and arts and humanities, it was a mammoth job to try…

Of Other Cyber Securities: workshop next week at RHUL

Next week we are organising a workshop titled ‘Of other cyber securities’, loosely inspired (although more direct relation will be drawn in my introduction, and to the work of Peter Johnson) by Foucault’s short piece, ‘Des espaces autres’. The workshop is intended for researchers and PhD students working on interdisciplinary approaches to cyber security, and…