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Piracy on the high sands: covert military mobilities in the Libyan desert, 1940-1943 (2017)
Journal Article
Forsyth, I. (2017). Piracy on the high sands: covert military mobilities in the Libyan desert, 1940-1943. Journal of Historical Geography, 58, doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2017.07.007. ISSN 0305-7488

This paper explores the history of the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) who gained notoriety in the Second World War by conducting a new form of covert warfare deep behind enemy lines. The LRDG waged a psychological war; continuously appearing and di... Read More

A bear’s biography: hybrid warfare and the more-than-human battlespace (2016)
Journal Article
Forsyth, I. (in press). A bear’s biography: hybrid warfare and the more-than-human battlespace. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(3), doi:10.1177/0263775816664098. ISSN 0263-7758

This paper makes an intervention highlighting the animal dimension of military geographies as an overlooked yet illuminating aspect of the hybrid nature of warfare. By bringing animal geographies into dialogue with critical military geographies and... Read More

Beyond geopower: earthly and anthropic geopolitics in The Great Game by War Boutique (2016)
Journal Article
Ingram, A., Forsyth, I., & Gauld, N. (2016). Beyond geopower: earthly and anthropic geopolitics in The Great Game by War Boutique. cultural geographies, doi:10.1177/1474474015624462. ISSN 1474-4740

This article reconsiders the nature of art and geopolitics and their interrelations via a discussion of The Great Game, an artwork by War Boutique dealing with successive British military interventions in Afghanistan. As we discuss, The Great Game is... Read More

The practice and poetics of fieldwork: Hugh Cott and the study of camouflage (2014)
Journal Article
Forsyth, I. (2014). The practice and poetics of fieldwork: Hugh Cott and the study of camouflage. Journal of Historical Geography, 43, doi:10.1016/j.jhg.2013.10.002. ISSN 0305-7488

This paper examines the practice and poetics of the British zoologist Hugh Cott’s fieldwork in order to explore the hybrid nature of developments in biological and military camouflage. Specifically focusing on two fieldtrips conducted in the 1920s t... Read More