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Conference: Security Dispositifs. Technology - Space - Event

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?

CfP: Materialism and World Politics

The annual conference for volume 41 of Millennium: Journal of International Studies will take place on 20-21 October, 2012 at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Bruno Latour's publications

 A lot of Bruno Latour's recent publications are available on his website

Technological developments in security

On 11 November 2010 the 'Global Security Challenge' conference took place in London.

The Global Security Challenge offers a $500,000 prize fund to the most innovative security startups and SMEs. Supported by US Government agency Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) and industry giant BAE Systems plc, GSC prides itself in attracting unique technologies with great disruptive potential.

The Political Life of Things, Imperial War Museum London, Dec 3, 2010

This workshop starts from the assumption that the subject of politics is always already embodied and exists in the context of a multitude of material objects. Politics thus comprises complex assemblages in which things play a constitutive role. Despite often speaking of the role of things - from ballot papers to missiles – scholars of politics and international relations have largely overlooked their constitutive power. Indeed, the classical agenda of politics scholarship is dominated by an anthropocentrism that locates politics in the figure of the human individual.

International workshop on collective writing

12 September 2011 (All day) - 13 September 2011 (All day)

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.

Photos from the workshop


Collaborating on Critical Methods in Security Studies

25 February 2010 (All day) - 26 February 2010 (All day)

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.