Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal 2018-12-18T19:33:38+00:00 Dr Gareth J Johnson Open Journal Systems <p><em>Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal</em> is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality work by researchers in all disciplines, especially early career researchers and emerging domain experts,&nbsp;along with those combining research with academic teaching or other professional employment. The journal welcomes articles from all academic areas, including interdisciplinary research and co-authored papers, in order to encourage intellectual exchange and debate across research communities.</p> <p>The journal's operations are overseen by a Managing Editor-in-Chief Editor based at&nbsp;the University of Warwick, UK, supported by an international Editorial Board comprising early career researchers from around the world. The title is usually published bi-annually. It also provides both editors and authors with a readily accessible and supportive environment in which to develop academic writing and publishing skills of the highest order.</p> <p>Please view our <a title="Focus and Scope" href=""><strong>Focus and Scope</strong></a> or <a title="Submit and article" href=""><strong>Submit an Article </strong></a> using our five step submission process.</p> Quality, Resistance & Community 2018-12-18T19:33:38+00:00 Gareth J Johnson <p>This is the editorial for the eleventh edition of <em>Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal</em>, published autumn 2018. This issue includes a number of interviews with key figures, two pieces considering issues around Narrating, Nation, Sovereignty and Territory as well as a critical reflection on a community art scholarship educational intervention. This editorial takes a brief look at the role of peer reviewers in supporting the work of Exchanges, and makes a call for more readers of the title to register their interest in supporting this activity. It concludes with acknowledgement and a call for submissions for the next and subsequent volumes of the title.</p> 2018-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Conversation with... Wendy Larner 2018-12-18T19:33:38+00:00 Ruben Kremers <p><em>Professor Wendy Larner is an internationally acclaimed social scientist whose research sits in the interdisciplinary fields of globalisation, governance and gender. She graduated from Carleton University in 1997 with a PhD in Political Economy and has since worked at the University of Auckland (1997-2005) and the University of Bristol, where she became Research Director, then Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (2005-2015). In December 2015, Professor Larner assumed her current role as Provost of the Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Larner visited the University of Warwick in June 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Studies’ invitation.</em></p> <p>Image credit: Wendy Larner.</p> 2018-10-31T15:48:33+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Researching Terrorism and Political Violence 2018-12-18T19:33:37+00:00 Jennifer Philippa Eggert <p>Professor Louise Richardson is a political scientist focusing on terrorism and political violence. She became Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford in January 2016, having previously served at the Universities of St. Andrews and Harvard. She has written widely on international terrorism, British foreign and defence policy, security, and international relations. Professor Richardson holds a BA in History from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Political Science from UCLA as well as an MA and PhD in Government from Harvard University. She visited the University of Warwick in November 2017 to deliver a talk on her career and being a female leader, as part of the University’s ‘Inspiring Women’ series. In this interview, she speaks about research on terrorism and political violence; how approaches to terrorism studies differ between the US and Europe; how the discipline has changed since the 1970s; the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of terrorism and political violence; whether terrorism studies are a distinct discipline; differences between terrorism and conflict studies; and what makes a good university teacher.</p> <p>Photograph credit:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">OUImages</a>/John Cairns</p> 2018-11-01T14:20:48+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Interdisciplinary Research on Space and Power 2018-12-18T19:33:37+00:00 Michael Laiho Thomas Spray <p>In this introductory article, the authors discuss the topic of social constructions of space by deconstructing what are widely referred to in academic studies as hegemonic narratives. In order to introduce a collection of articles critically, however, the authors pay special attention to the ways in which academic studies have traditionally historicised cultural, political and geographical spaces and have therefore played a role in spatial interpretations of nationalism, sovereignty, and territory. References to research findings and observations presented by an interdisciplinary cohort of scholars during a symposium held at Durham University’s <em>Institute for Advanced Studies</em> provide the context for this article. To this end, the authors expand the scope of three of these presentations - comprising a collection of articles exploring nationalism, sovereignty, and territory - and extract common research findings before proceeding to engage more critically with questions about how the various participating disciplines understand space in the context of knowledge and power. The authors conclude that hegemonic narratives relate to individual past, present, and future contexts, as well as to the ways in which academics, politicians, and the wider public interpret them. In conclusion, the authors demonstrate how the relationship between knowledge about space on one hand, and power to construct or interpret space(s) on the other, provides ample opportunity for discussion across disciplines.</p> 2018-11-01T14:39:03+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Enchanted Community 2018-12-18T19:33:36+00:00 Alice Anne Eden <p>This article is a scholarly reflection on a recent collaborative art project entitled <em>Enchanted Community</em>, which took place in Coventry and Leamington, 1 May - 31 July 2017. The project sought to communicate art historical scholarship to the wider community through innovative methods: using art and craft activities combined with education, inter-disciplinary framing and collaborative working. Experiences of communicating art historical research and engaging the public with regard to the themes of art and enchantment were both rewarding and surprising. The article summarises the key aspects of the project: its events, outcomes, challenges and successes including outputs and feedback statements from attendees. The article is framed by a number of scholarly perspectives. I survey historical ideas of art and enchantment which inspired the project. I also consider academic debates concerning outreach, public engagement, community art activities and impact through the arts and humanities. The project provided the opportunity to reflect on these areas of historical scholarship alongside methodological issues while developing pathways and contacts for further activities.</p> 2018-11-01T15:02:55+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## The Ethics of Resistance 2018-12-18T19:33:36+00:00 Jack Coopey <p><em><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The issues of sovereignty and territory can be discussed through ethics. Foucault's College de France lectures (1970-1984) cover such concepts as governmentality and biopolitics that influenced sovereign states, especially in regards to modernity of the eighteenth century. Foucault performs analyses of how discourses through power-knowledge form structures that define an 'Other' in terms of madness, reason and sexuality. This paper shall argue that these 'molar' questions of states are underpinned by a 'molecular' question of ethics, in which Foucault attempts to practice a new form of ethics, thereby subverting the sovereignty in the lecture hall in which he lectured in, and the scholars writing years later. Foucault argues that modernity has changed the nature of sovereignty and territory. Therefore, these questions are not only a question of ethics, but one bound up by the question of modernity and how it has transformed the eighteenth-century conception. The idea that Foucault uses is the definition of ethics, and thus he uses this as an analogy to describe how sovereignties and territories interact. In conclusion, Foucault views sovereignty and territory as philosophical spaces instead of physical or geographical ones, and that a new ethics of resistance is needed to combat neo-liberal bureaucracy.</span></em></p> 2018-11-01T17:11:28+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##