Presentations and Seminars

Here are various conference papers, seminars etc that I’ve given. Most will have some kind of accompanying script if you are interested in seeing more about a specific paper…

Sessions and Workshops Convened:

(Co-organized with Peter Adey, RHUL and Damien Masson, Cergy Pontoise) ‘Ambiance and Atmospheres: Encountering New Material Frontiers’ 3 paper sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, London (28th-30th August).

(Co-organized with Peter Adey, RHUL, Damien Masson, Cergy Pontoise, and Rachel Thomas, CRESSON, Grenoble) ‘Ambiance and Atmosphere in Translation’ 3-day conference, London. (25th-27th February 2013).

(Co-organized with James Ash, Northumbria University) ‘Geography and Post-Phenomenology’ paper session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2012, Edinburgh (3rd-5th July).

(Co-organized with JD Dewsbury, University of Bristol) ‘Performative Imaginations, Cultural Formations and Political Subjectivities’ paper session at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2011, London (31st August-2nd September).

(Co-organized with Sebastian Abrahamsson, University of Oxford) ‘The Limits of the Body’ double paper session at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 22-27th March 2009.

Invited Seminars:

2013 ‘Street music and the city: bodies, rhythms, and performing in public spaces’. Presented at the Department of Music and Music Technology, Keele University (6th February).

2013 Invited panellist on the roundtable ‘Spatiality and Affect’ at ‘Creating worlds: The affective spaces of experimental politics’, Royal Holloway, London (14th January).

2011 ‘Materiality, Sociality and the Embodied Experience of (street) Performing’. Presented at the School of Geography, University of Exeter (1st December).

2011 ‘Ecologies of Performance’. Presented at the Technological Natures Research Cluster at the School of Geography, University of Oxford (21st November).

2010 ‘Theatre without separation: the presencing of self and other’. Presented at the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, The Open University (3rd March). Podcast available at: http://www.open.ac.uk/ccig/media/paul-simpson-talk

Conference Papers:

2013 ‘Ambiance and Atmospheres’ (with Peter Adey). Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, London (28th-30th August) in the session ‘Ambiance and Atmospheres: Encountering New Material Frontiers’.

2013 ‘Immunizing the self from others: community, intersubjectivity, and the disturbance of the munis’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2013, London (28th-30th August) in the session ‘Immunitary Geographies: Subjectivities and Agencies’.

2012 (co-written with James Ash) ‘Geography and Post-Phenomenology’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2012, Edinburgh (3rd-5th July), in the session ‘Geography and Post-Phenomenology’.

2011 ‘’So, as you can see…’ Some reflections on the utility of video methodologies in the study of embodied practices’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2011, London (31st August-2nd September), in the session ‘Sensory video and the embodied spaces of film and video’.

2011 ‘What remains of the intersubjective?: on the presencing of self and other’. Presented at the IVth Nordic Geographers Meeting, Roskilde (24-27th May), in the track ‘Human Remains: the place of the human in a post-human world’.

2010 ‘Legislating street performance: responses to the street music problem in Victorian London’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2010, London (1-3rd September), in the session ‘Urban Subversions: Conceptualising alternative urban pastimes in the modern World City’.

2010 ‘On seeking stability in the street: Street performing and territoriality’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2010, London (1-3rd September), in the session ‘Living on the Move: Finding and Maintaining Stability Through Movement’.

2010 ‘The spatiality of performance: materiality, affect, and the embodied experience of street performing’. To be presented at the AAG Annual Conference 2010, Washington DC (14-18th April), in the session ‘Embodied methodologies: using the body as a research instrument’.

2009 ‘The affection of the object: a post-phenomenology of a glance and becoming aware’. Presented at ‘Visuality/Materiality: Reviewing Theory, Method and Practice’, The Royal Institute for British Architects, London, (9-11th July).

2009 ‘Theatre without separation: or, on saying “I love you” to a street performer’. Presented at ‘Living Landscapes: An International Conference on performance, landscape, and environment’, Aberystwyth University, (June 18-21st), in the panel ‘Landscapes of Encounter’.

2009 ‘Theatre without separation: or, on saying ‘I love you’ to a street performer’. Presented at the AAG Annual Conference 2009, Las Vegas (22-27th March), in the session ‘The Limits of the Body’.

2009 (co-written with Sebastian Abrahamsson) ‘Introducing the Limits of the Body’. Presented at the AAG Annual Conference 2009, Las Vegas (22-27th March), in the session ‘The Limits of the Body’

2008 ‘The affection of the object: a post-phenomenology of a glance and becoming aware’. Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2008, London (26-29th August), in the session ‘Non-representational Geographies: implications’.

2008 ‘“Falling on Deaf Ears”: A post-phenomenology of sonorous presence’. Presented at the AAG Annual Conference 2008, Boston (15-19th April), in the session ‘Non-representational Geographies: Performances’.

2007 ‘Chronic Everyday Life: Rhythmanalysing Street Performance’ Presented at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2007, London (29-31st August), in the session ‘Lively non-human temporalities’.

2007 ‘Towards an Ecology of Street Performance’. Presented at the Wessex Postgraduate Consortium Meeting, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park (16-18th April).

2007 ‘Doing Lefebvre’s Rhythmanalysis in Covent Garden, London. Presented at ‘Doing Theory’, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol (16th February).

2006 ‘“And then you get a microphone in the teeth”: Conflict and Creativity in the Performance of Blues Music in Glasgow’. Presented at ‘Creativity: the word, the concept, and practice’, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol (3rd February).

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