CfP: Security leftovers (European Workshops in International Studies)
The workshop focuses on the afterlives of material manifestations of security regimes and discourses. Through diverse empirical examples connecting the colonial, Cold War, and War on Terror leftovers, we seek to explore the trajectories of technologies, infrastructures, objects, and sites, which were designed to serve specific security purposes, yet their social life continued even in the new conditions as security regimes shifted. Seeking to go beyond (but not leaving aside) the focus on security artefacts as objects of remembering, this project is interested in repurposing, adapting, and reusing particular security materialities, and their enduring social role. The workshop is planned as a meeting of potential contributors of a book project under preparation, but we also strongly welcome other papers that speak to the topic more broadly yet do not wish to be a part of the edited volume.