“Technology, nature, and war in the twentieth century”

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  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 […]

Cultural geography 3.0

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Now online first, the trilogy is complete: Cultural geography III: Objects of culture and humanity, or, re-‘thinging’ the Anthropocene landscape.  Progress in Human Geography  Prog Hum Geogr February 4, 2015 0309132514566741

2015 Technology & Democracy Workshop

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Are our technological choices open to democratic participation? How are the relations between technology and democracy being reconfigured, and how might they be? GEOG 650 Technology & Democracy Workshop is a research-oriented experiential and service learning course.  The syllabus is available here: ~ 2015.TECH&DEM.syllabus Support from APPLES service learning and UNC’s Office for Undergraduate Research GRC […]

Production of space seminar — course syllabus and reading list

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My spring 2015 graduate seminar is “The production of space: Henri Lefebvre and historical-geographical materialism.”  The syllabus is posted here: ~Geog.814.2015  

THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE — Spring 2015 Graduate Seminar

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Spring 2015 Graduate Seminar: GEOG 814: THE PRODUCTION OF SPACE Henri Lefebvre & historical-geographical materialism Thursdays 5-8pm @ MU222 Instructor: Scott Kirsch email: kirsch@email.unc.edu   Overview If it is no longer remarkable to speak of space, nature, and landscapes as “socially produced” it is largely a reflection of the extent to which contemporary spatial and […]

Technology as a keyword

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Abstract for my talk at the University of Toronto’s Geography Department next week:   Technology as a keyword   Abstract While for centuries technology referred to a systematic study of the ‘practical arts’ – typically a technical manual or a kind of book –its usage has expanded dramatically so that today we think nothing of the […]

Fall 2014 Political Geography (GEOG 453)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Where is power? GEOG453_2014Fall Flier for my Fall 2014 Political Geography lecture (GEOG 453)    

Spring 2015 Technology & Democracy Workshop (GEOG 650)

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Spring 2015 Technology & Democracy Workshop (GEOG 650) Instructor: Scott Kirsch      email: kirsch@email.unc.edu Are our technological choices open to democratic participation?  How are the relations between technology and democracy being reconfigured, and how might they be?  GEOG 650  Technology & Democracy Workshop is a research-oriented experiential learning course open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Students explore political, […]

Power for All? Electricity and uneven development in eastern NC

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Conor Harrison’s public PhD presentation: “Power for All? Electricity and uneven development in eastern North Carolina” will be Monday April 28 @2pm, and since it has now moved to a bigger room in SA 220 I can say more enthusiastically, please join us! The committee defense will follow (Scott Kirsch, chair; John Pickles; Jeff Popke […]

“Laboratory/observatory”

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A low-res scan of my chapter on  geographical knowledge as a laboratory product, from Agnew and Livingstone’s (2011) Sage Handbook of Geographical Knowledge. Kirsch.lab.obs.hbk         * *All posted publications and images are provided for educational and research (non-commercial) uses only.