Collaboratory in Critical Security Methods
The International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies is an ESRC funded project (RES-810-21-0072)
Security is as much about things as it is about words. In generating effects of (in)security, rhetorics of threat and danger always intersect with machines, bodies and media ecologies. This workshop seeks to explore the multifarious materialities of security from an interdisciplinary angle: How does the government of global circulations depend on territorial strategies? How are border regimes linked to systems of data processing?
31 August-3 September 2010, St Hugh's College Oxford
During the past century and longer, social scientific methods have come to be extensively deployed in government, administration and business, as well as in academic research. Maps, enumerations, surveys, interviews, indicators, software and visualizations proliferate. The aim of this conference is to consider how we can best understand the agency of social science methods in both shaping, and themselves being affected, by economic, social and cultural change, both historically and in the current context when digitalization poses specific challenges to established repertoires of social science methods.
This 2 day workshop has brought together the collective working established during the project with the purpose of sharing their collaborative experience, presenting the substantive work done on developing and applying critical methods, and organising further collaboration and collective writing.
This is the opening workshop for the International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies – a joint initiative between The Open University, University of Edinburgh and University of Sussex. The workshop took place at the University of Sussex on 25-25 February 2010.
On this page, you can find more detailed information about the workshop, including audio and video materials.