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The Asset Strippers and the Asset Hiders: On Machines, Memory and Mutability

Wednesday 11 December from 13:00 until 15:00
Dorset Place 201, University of Brighton
Professor Caitlin DeSilvey (University of Exeter)

University of Brighton, Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories


Dwelling in liminalities: Life in the uninhabitable, undeserving and uncanny

Wednesday 30 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C333
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe

Abstract The paper explores the politics of life at the margins of Bucharest, Romania, and the emergence of homing infrastructures within...


Colonial forms, decolonial transformations:Lessons on decoloniality from secondary schools in urban Bolivia

Wednesday 16 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C333
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Marcin Stanek

Abstract The vast majority of recent decolonial scholarship that circulates in westernized academia focuses either on critiques of coloniality, or...


De-exceptionalising the Domestic: methodological de-nationalism and domestic labour

Wednesday 2 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C333
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Prof. Bridget Anderson, Migration Mobilities, Bristol (Director)

Joint Event with the Ethnicity, Race and Diverse Societies Research Network Abstract The doing of domestic work reflects, reproduces and entrenches...


Realizing critical theory in practice: two recent collaborations

Wednesday 25 September from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C333
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Julie Evans (Melbourne)

Realizing critical theory in practice: two recent collaborations.


Conflict and Conservation on Ashdown Forest

Wednesday 19 June from 14:30 until 16:00
The Keep
Professor Brian Short and Esther Gill

It has been said that 'suffering leaves no mark on the countryside'. Ashdown Forest's appearance as a tranquil, protected habitat belies its history.


Hostile environments: A new politics of global space

Wednesday 12 June from 18:00 until 19:00
Chowen Lecture Theatre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex BN1 9PX
Sussex Lectures
Michael Collyer, Professor of Geography, School of Global Studies

Events of the last decade have underlined the limitations of formal migration controls.


Cartographic knowledge in the webs of empire: mapping settler colonies in mid 19th-century Britain

Wednesday 5 June from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Johanna Skurnik (visiting PDF Finland)

The knowledge networks that underpinned the making of Arrowsmith maps and their diverse contexts of use in Britain and in the colonies.


'Sons of the soil’: land, mud and the modern national subject

Wednesday 22 May from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Aya Nassar

Chair: Prof Divya P Tolia-Kelly Abstract: A relationship with the soil invokes an essence of a place.


British life assurance and the imagined geographies of climate and race, 1840-1930

Wednesday 8 May from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr James Kneale

Abstract British life assurance companies insured thousands of travellers and emigrants between 1840 and 1930.


“Solar is a blessing for women... For men it doesn’t do as much as it does for women”

Wednesday 13 March from 13:00 until 15:00
Arts C233
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Raihana Ferdous (Durham University, Geography & Anthropology)

Energy access and gender (in)equality in off-grid homes in Bangladesh


Provisional Migration and Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Thursday 7 March from 13:30 until 15:00
Arts C, Global Studies Resource Centre
SCMR Migration Seminar Series
Dr Francis Collins

Francis Collins (University of Waikato): Provisional Migration and Settler Colonialism in Aotearoa/New Zealand


Can Veganism Save the Planet?

Thursday 21 February from 18:00 until 20:00
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (main auditorium)
The Exchange
Panel TBC - chaired by Dr Melissa Lazenby

Join our panel of speakers as they discuss sustainable living and whether adopting a particular diet is really enough to secure our planet’s future.


Ruins of industrial culture: Absence-presence, affect and industrial ruination in the Miners' Welfare

Wednesday 20 February from 12:00 until 13:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Jay Emery

This talk begins with an overview of my research into the affective and temporal dynamics of belonging among working-class mining families in Notts.


Singularity. A manifesto for incomparable geographies

Wednesday 5 December from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Tariq Jazeel

This paper is a methodological response to the challenge of decolonizing geographical knowledge


At the Makeshift Camp: Interrogating violence and resistance along EU border zones

Wednesday 28 November from 13:00 until 15:00
Fulton 110
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Arshad Isakjee

Chair: Michael Collyer All welcome (Coffee/ Tea and Cake is provided) Abstract Scholars interrogating European border policy over the last...


Decolonizing the University: WORKSHOP

Thursday 8 November from 14:00 until 16:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Emily Gilbert

Chair: Divya P. Tolia-Kelly Undergrads, Postgrads, Postdocs and ALL Staff  are Invited to join us! Abstract Calls for decolonizing the...


Beyond the Border: Securing the Line between Canada and the US

Wednesday 7 November from 12:00 until 14:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Emily Gilbert (Geography,Toronto)

Chair: Divya P. Tolia-Kelly ALL WELCOME (coffee/ tea and cake is provided). Abstract The Canada-US border has been invoked in the Brexit debates...


What happens if we start from Nigeria? Towards more diverse histories of geography

Wednesday 31 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr. Hannah Neate & Dr. Ruth Craggs

Chair: Simon Rycroft ALL WELCOME (Coffee/ Tea and Cake is provided) Abstract This paper demonstrates the value of writing disciplinary histories...


Public Library Geographies: pasts, presents, futures

Wednesday 10 October from 13:00 until 15:00
Global Studies Resource Centre, Arts C, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex
Geography Research Seminars: Beyond the Fringe
Dr Jo Norcup

Abstract: This paper argues for the timely consideration of public library geographies.


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