George Hill is a Master of Laws (LLM) Candidate specialising in Public International Law at Jesus College.
He is particularly interested in questions of authority and authorship in international law and their manifestations in the discipline’s rhetorical, semantic and technological anachronisms.
His work at the Intellectual Forum taps into these interests, focussing specifically on the constitutive power of maps and mapping as integral to the formation of the international legal order. His research highlights the map’s dual character as instrument and orchestrator of international law’s ascendance and seeks to track, contextualise and question its evolution into the dominant aesthetic motif of international life in our time. This research builds upon his column on the same topic in the Cambridge Globalist.