Author: Scott Kirsch
Focusing on Subic Bay/Olongapo, Philippines, around the site of a former US naval base that served as a key staging ground and ‘R&R’ setting for the US war in Vietnam (Second Indochina War), the project seeks to creatively develop digital media – and to utilize the lens of place – to offer a “local history of geopolitics” through […]
A scanned copy of my book chapter (with Colin Flint) “Geographies of Reconstruction: Rethinking Post-War Spaces” is available via my academia.edu page. The piece is a re-working and updating of our introduction to Reconstructing Conflict as a stand-alone chapter. Kirsch, S., and Flint, C. 2015. “Geographies of Reconstruction: Rethinking Post-War Spaces” in M. Turner and F.P. Kühn (eds), The […]
A course flyer for my Spring 2016 GEOG 120: World Regional Geography Up, up and away.
My new post in the RGS’ Geography Directions blog is “West Philippine Sea? ASEAN Sea? What’s in a Name.” The blog is meant to connect forthcoming publications in the research journals with contemporary issues and events.
The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees “has asked the campus community to submit thoughts and ideas about a request to rename Saunders Hall and the larger question of fully understanding the University’s 221-year-old history.” My response was submitted via http://bot.unc.edu/comments/ and is also posted here as an open letter: April 23, 2015 To the Board […]
Our GEOG 650 Ackland Study Gallery focused on intersections of art, technology, and environments. It showed on the Museum’s 2nd Floor from January 7 – February 15, 2015, featuring works by Paul Strand, Arthur Rothstein, Peter Goin, Burk Uzzle, and Nam Jun Paik. More here on the Ackland’s study galleries.
Inquiry-based learning in Political Geography (Geog 453) has been supported through the Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) Program of UNC’s Office of Undergraduate Research. Recent undergraduate research projects in Political Geography have included: The Geographies of Social Movements: https://geographiesofsocialmovements.web.unc.edu/ Experiences at the US/Mexico Border: https://experiencesusmexicoborder.web.unc.edu/ Case Studies in Border Disputes and Separations: borderlandsandborders.web.unc.edu Land Expropriation: […]
An interesting set of abstracts have been posted on the conference website for our session on Technology, nature and war in the twentieth century to be presented at the International Historical Geographers Conference in London July 2015. Technology, nature, and war in the twentieth century Convenor(s) Oliver Belcher (University of Oulu, Finland) Scott Kirsch (University […]