SPIN is hosting, with the SWDTP, the book launch for Professor William Walters’ new bookState Secrecy and Security: Refiguring the Covert Imaginary on 22nd September at 5pm (GMT+1). Join our panel for an evening to discuss the book’s themes. Link to more details and sign up: https://wp.me/pb19Tu-nT
Our bi-monthly Research in Progress seminars resume this month. The next one is scheduled on the 29th of September at 2pm. Do join in to catch up on research or share a research problem.
This year, SPIN is sponsoring a panel at the annual International Studies Association-Northeast Conference Nov 4th-6th, entitled ‘Rethinking Secrecy, Space, Power’ in association with the SPIN project exploring new conceptions of space (spatialities) in secrecy studies (panel convened by Dr. Clare Stevens, Portsmouth). ISA-NE is a great conference so if you plan to attend, do attend our panel.
More SPIN-SWDTP eventsover the next 12 months; for more information or to suggest an event that is secrecy and/or ignorance related, please email us.
We are delighted to share 2021 SPIN fellow,James Mansfield‘s publication ‘Ruination is a Form of Time Travel’. In his SPIN blog, James introduces uses of fiction in contemporary art practice, and links these methods to his publication. Read the blog at https://wp.me/pb19Tu-o4
SPIN-ster, Pat Deppen has just published a new piece in Tom Dispatch connected to his work documenting the global network of US military bases.
SPIN is pleased to share two new undergraduate student essays on ignorance now available on our blog:
‘Ignorance: An Undemocratic Threat from Above‘, by Nicola Fincham, Politics and International Relations BSc student at University of Bristol, which challenges traditional ideas of education as the key to fighting ignorance.