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Landscapes of Power: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Power and Place

Trent Building, University of Nottingham
Monday 19th June 2017 (09:00-18:00)
Landscapes of Power 2017

This is a one-day, interdisciplinary symposium that seeks to offer postgraduate students an opportunity to present related work at any stage of their research in a friendly and supportive environment. It is the eleventh annual postgraduate workshop to be run by the Landscape, Space, Place Research Group at the University of Nottingham.

The exercise of power and the experience of place are often intrinsically linked, whether through the implementation of national borders, mass surveillance of public places or the spatial control and management of the social body. These landscapes of power are not simply passive experiences but actively central to the creation and maintenance of hierarchical national and social identities. At a moment in history when social and economic anxieties are once again being articulated through the politics of border control, restriction of movement, and the nation state, it seems crucial to examine the formation and experiences of landscapes of power and how we might begin to dismantle and resist them.

This symposium is interested in the many ways power is expressed spatially and the ability for those places to be re-appropriated as sites of resistance and protest.

Registration details and the event programme can be found on the event webpage.

Organised by: Alexander Harby (Geography), Hollie Johnson (English), Philip Jones (English), Sarah O'Malley (English), Seonaid Rogers (History).

Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

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