First workshop of the International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies
25-26 February 2010
Nadine Voelkner and Stefan Elbe in collaboration with Jef Huysmans (Open University), Claudia Aradau (Open University), and Andrew Neal (Edinburgh) have been awarded an ESRC grant for the International Collaboratory on Critical Methods in Security Studies. While critical research in security studies has led to a rich literature that has engaged with the proliferation of security problems, methodological research has lagged behind. The Collaboratory investigates the potential of critical methods for security studies. Critical Methods refer here to methods that are used in new ways in security studies, being both transformed by and transformative of the theoretical approaches and objects of research. This entails methods that challenge taken-for-granted distinctions between numbers and narratives, nature and culture, materiality and discourse. The first workshop of the Collaboratory will be held at the University of Sussex.
*"Militarism: Political Economy, Security, Theory" *An International Conference, University Of Sussex
14-15 May 2009
This two-day international conference on "Militarism: Political Economy, Security, Theory", organised by the Centre for Global Economy at the University of Sussex, on 14-15 May 2009 brought together scholars, practitioners and activists interested in the phenomena of militarism and militarisation. Over 30 leading scholars and researchers from around the world presented state-of-the-art research from an inter-disciplinary perspective in a very successful conference.