PhD Defence | Alexandra Rijke | The Land of the Checkpoints: A study of the daily geographies of checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Friday Nov 15, 2019 | 13.30 – 15.00 | Auditorium, building number 362 Short summary of content When the Israeli state occupied the Palestinian Territories in 1967, it gradually imposed restrictions on Palestinian movement. At first easily circumvented by Palestinians, these restrictions have become an intricate, multi-layered ‘architecture of occupation’ over the last 50 years. … Continue reading PhD Defence | Alexandra Rijke | The Land of the Checkpoints: A study of the daily geographies of checkpoints in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Research Seminar | Convivial Conservation: Obstacles and Opportunities in Transforming Socio-ecologies for the 21st Century | November 21

Thursday November 21, 2019 | 13.30 -16.00 | Leeuwenborch building, room V72 This research seminar is organised by the Political Ecology@WUR cluster of CSPS. Presentations: Neoliberal authoritarianism as environmental governance: Conservation, biodiversity decline, and denial in Bolsonaro’s Brazil Laila Sandroni (University of São Paulo) | Robert Coates (Wageningen University) The picturing of environmental crisis as … Continue reading Research Seminar | Convivial Conservation: Obstacles and Opportunities in Transforming Socio-ecologies for the 21st Century | November 21

New publication | A Salutogenic Approach to Understanding the Potential of Green Programs for the Rehabilitation of Young Employees With Burnout: Protocol for a Mixed Method Study on Effectiveness and Effective Elements

Image by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Are you interested in the ongoing PhD project of Roald Pijpker (HSO & RSO) about green programs for the rehabilitation of young employees with burnout? Find here the study protocol, which has recently been published in JMIR Research Protocols: https://www.researchprotocols.org/2019/10/e15303/

Seminar| De-migranticisation? An interactive discussion for practitioners and researchers on thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently

November 11th, 2019 | 11.30 - 14.00 | Lumen Building (aka ‘Building 100’), Room 2, Wageningen University Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen Objective Migration scholar Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland) has called for researchers and practitioners to think reflexively about how we engage with the deeply political concepts of ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ in … Continue reading Seminar| De-migranticisation? An interactive discussion for practitioners and researchers on thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently

Vacancy | Professor and Chair to lead the Health & Society Group (HSO)

The Health and Society Group (HSO) is recruiting a new professor and chair to succeed professor Maria Koelen who will retire in the upcoming period. HSO is a vibrant group of dedicated academics that applies a sociological orientation to their research and education on health promotion, health protection and public health. This orientation is enriched … Continue reading Vacancy | Professor and Chair to lead the Health & Society Group (HSO)

Call for papers | Rural Geographies Conference | Groningen 22-24 June 2020

Call for papers for the 3rd European Rural Geographies Conference, to be held in Groningen, The Netherlands, 22-24 June 2020 Conference theme: Rural Geographies in Transition Rural areas in Europe are under increasing and intersecting pressures, but many of these areas seem  to be resilient. The landscapes, the actors, the uses, the challenges, and the … Continue reading Call for papers | Rural Geographies Conference | Groningen 22-24 June 2020

Wageningen Geography Lecture | Peatland Literacy: Excavating Interdisciplinary Sites of Learning | by Derek Gladwin

The Cultural Geography group cordially invites you to our Wageningen Geography Lecture by Derek Gladwin: Peatland Literacy: Excavating Interdisciplinary Sites of Learning. Monday October 28, 15:00 – 16:30, GAIA 1, with drinks afterwards. This talk considers a multidimensional relationship between peatland literacy and interdisciplinary education. The morphology of peatlands through their wetland composition, as well as their positioning as cultural landscapes in parts of Europe such as the Netherlands, Ireland, and Denmark, reveal greater understanding of how to view them across various interdisciplinary and educational contexts. One of the benefits of interdisciplinary education involves integrating knowledge and methods from two or more disciplines to arrive at new discoveries. Considering the relational link between peatlands and interdisciplinarity, this talk explores how studying peatlands offers a flexible way of synthesizing ideas within learning, language, and representation. Peatlands function as alternative third or in-between spaces that can be an opening, invention, and place of constant transition across interdisciplinary learning.

Vacancy | PhD candidate at the Cultural Geography Group

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic young scholar wanting to do a PhD that brings together the fields of migration studies, health geography, landscape studies and climate change. The PhD project will examine the dynamics of ‘solastalgia’ (Adger et al., 2013) -- commonly defined as the mental or existential distress caused by environmental change … Continue reading Vacancy | PhD candidate at the Cultural Geography Group

Seminar | Fortress Farming: Livelihoods and coffee value chains in a transforming Indonesia | by Dr Jeff Neilson, University of Sydney

Thursday, 31st October 2019 | from 16.00 -17.30 | Leeuwenborch building, C0079 Abstract For many years now, agriculture has been a modest contributor to the Indonesian economy. While the total number of households involved in agriculture remains substantial, it is declining in both absolute and relative terms. Furthermore, the contribution of agriculture to household income … Continue reading Seminar | Fortress Farming: Livelihoods and coffee value chains in a transforming Indonesia | by Dr Jeff Neilson, University of Sydney

2019 CSPS Day | Values in Science

What drives you in your work? What are you curious about? And what do you consider the beauty and value of it? In our daily work as researchers and lecturers we are often confronted with the need to account for our activities and prove our ‘excellence’. Increasingly, measures and criteria have been put into place that do necessarily reflect our daily realities, let alone the reasons why we got involved in science in the first place. We therefore decided to organize the 2019 CSPS Day around the theme of ‘Values in Science’. The aim of the day was: to meet and connect through an open and meaningful dialogue about what scientific quality entails for us and how we can translate that dialogue into a practical strategy for CSPS.

Seminar | The invention of the New Zealand economy and the geography of statistics | by Russell Prince, Massey University

Thursday, October 10th | 16:30 – 18:00 | Leeuwenborch building, room C76 Despite its ubiquity in modern political discourse, the idea of the economy is a relatively recent invention. It emerged in the middle decades of the twentieth century along with an international statistical edifice comprised of organisations like the UN, IMF and OECD to … Continue reading Seminar | The invention of the New Zealand economy and the geography of statistics | by Russell Prince, Massey University

Ph.D. Workshop | The invention of the New Zealand economy and the geography of statistics | by Russell Prince, Massey University

Thursday, October 10th | 12:30 – 13:30 | Leeuwenborch building, room C76 CSPS would like to invite PhD students to a late lunch and discussion with Russell Prince. In conjunction with the seminar later on that day, the event will be a relaxed space for students to engage with Dr. Prince on his work on … Continue reading Ph.D. Workshop | The invention of the New Zealand economy and the geography of statistics | by Russell Prince, Massey University

Movie and introduction by Stasja Koot | Last Male on Earth van Floor van der Meulen | @MovieW in Wageningen

Wednesday October 2 Stasja Koot will introduce the movie: The Last Male on Earth by Floor van der Meulen by providing some background about his own work on the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa, and what the specific value of Last Male on Earth is in his opinion in the thriving academic and public discourses on … Continue reading Movie and introduction by Stasja Koot | Last Male on Earth van Floor van der Meulen | @MovieW in Wageningen

Conference | ‘Nutrition Disparity and Equity: From Differences to Potential’ | Friday, 8 November 2019 | Wageningen

Conference | ‘Nutrition Disparity and Equity: From Differences to Potential’ | Friday, 8 November 2019 – WICC Wageningen, 9.00 – 17.00 | More info: http://www.wur.nl/edemasteernberg The aim of the conference is to coordinate and organize interdisciplinary efforts to set up a research network “Nutrition Disparity and Equity”, by bringing together researchers from multidisciplinary fields. This research network … Continue reading Conference | ‘Nutrition Disparity and Equity: From Differences to Potential’ | Friday, 8 November 2019 | Wageningen

PhD Event | Mini – Writing Retreat September 12th |

PhD Event | Mini – Writing Retreat | September 12th| 9am – 1pm | Leeuwenborch 3011 After CSPS and WIMEK organized the PhD writing retreat this past May, Lisa Trogisch had a great idea to continue the writing retreats here in Wageningen where PhDs can join in when they can. So far the retreats have been … Continue reading PhD Event | Mini – Writing Retreat September 12th |

CSPS Research Seminar | Tourism Unlimited? “Overtourism” and its Discontents |

CSPS Research Seminar | Tourism Unlimited? “Overtourism” and its Discontents | Thursday 5 September 2019; 13:20-17:00 | Forum C217   Programme: “Degrowth and Tourism” Filka Sekulova (Autonomous University of Barcelona)   “Mass Tourism, Mobility Regimes and the Future of the City' Martijn Duineveld (Wageningen University)   “Researching ’Overtourism’ and its Responses” Ko Koens (Breda University of … Continue reading CSPS Research Seminar | Tourism Unlimited? “Overtourism” and its Discontents |

New research project | Engaging socially vulnerable adults through sports: A research to understand and increase the societal impact of sport |

HSO research project funded by ZonMw | Engaging socially vulnerable adults through sports: A research to understand and increase the societal impact of sport | 1 December 2019 – 30 November 2023 This project submitted by dr. Kirsten Verkooijen and dr. Sabina Super has been granted funding within the ZonMw call ‘Sport en Bewegen 2018’. … Continue reading New research project | Engaging socially vulnerable adults through sports: A research to understand and increase the societal impact of sport |

Vacancy | Post-doc position PARTIGAN | @ Health and Society Group

Are you interested in participatory greening and health? Do you want to be part of a multi-disciplinary  team involved in investigating how greening the living environment can stimulate contact with and use of the urban green infrastructure by especially more vulnerable citizens? And how that might improve their health and well-being and at the same … Continue reading Vacancy | Post-doc position PARTIGAN | @ Health and Society Group

Vacancy Junior lecturer | Cultural Geography Group (GEO)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and motivated lecturer, with a strong background in social theory and affinity to space, place, materialities and cultural geographies. We are seeking research and teaching interests that inform governance, planning and design in an urban and/or rural setting. The 1 fte position is permanent but with a mutual … Continue reading Vacancy Junior lecturer | Cultural Geography Group (GEO)

Vacancy | Research Officer | Cultural Geography Group (GEO)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and motivated research officer who excels in communication, for a permanent position of 1 fte with the chair group of Cultural Geography (GEO) at Wageningen University & Research.The successful candidate will map out and identify potential research synergies within and beyond the GEO group, in particular focussing on facilitating … Continue reading Vacancy | Research Officer | Cultural Geography Group (GEO)

Interactive Session | 7-11-2019 | Community-Based Approaches to Health and Wellbeing | with Professor Jane South

Interactive Session | 7-11-2019 | 09.00 a.m. -10.30 a.m. | Community-Based Approaches to Health and Wellbeing | with Professor Jane South | Room 3011, Leeuwenborch building | The Health and Society group and Edema-SteernbergFoundation invite you to an interactive session to discuss your methodological issues around community-based research with: Professor Jane South.  Jane is professor of Healthy Communities … Continue reading Interactive Session | 7-11-2019 | Community-Based Approaches to Health and Wellbeing | with Professor Jane South

CSPS Session at RGS-IBG | 28/29-08-2019 | Calamitous ‘events’? Exploring perceptions of disaster timeframes | Convenors: Robert Coates and Jeroen Warner

CSPS Session at  The 2019  Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference (RGS-IBG) | 28/29-08-2019 | Calamitous ‘events’? Exploring perceptions of disaster timeframes | Convenors: Robert Coates and Jeroen Warner Notions of temporality lie at the heart of the idea of disaster, with lived ‘events’ underpinned by the existential experience of trauma or abnormality across a defined … Continue reading CSPS Session at RGS-IBG | 28/29-08-2019 | Calamitous ‘events’? Exploring perceptions of disaster timeframes | Convenors: Robert Coates and Jeroen Warner

Exhibition | Other (food) + (art) economies are possible!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 | 15:00-17:00 | Impulse You are invited to a public exhibition on arts-based methods and diverse (food) economies. The exhibition features artefacts and collective outputs created during a three day workshop exploring the role of art and arts-based methods in expanding our economic and political imaginaries. Our work together is informed … Continue reading Exhibition | Other (food) + (art) economies are possible!

Special Issue | Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) on transnational medical travel

New special issue available! Neil Lunt and Meghann Ormond have co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) on transnational medical travel that came out online first on 11 May 2019. Contributions were first presented as papers at the 2016 Academic Conference on International Medical Travel and Cross-Border Healthcare in … Continue reading Special Issue | Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) on transnational medical travel

New article | A harbour on land: De Ceuvel’s topologies of creative reuse | by Iulian Barba Lata, et al.

In this paper we explore creative reuse as a critical and imaginative mode of urban practice. By engaging with the case of De Ceuvel, an experimental community located in Amsterdam Noord, we submit three main affordances of creative reuse. Reuse value is accordingly discussed in relation to (a) abandonment, (b) the co-constitutive character of experimentation, … Continue reading New article | A harbour on land: De Ceuvel’s topologies of creative reuse | by Iulian Barba Lata, et al.

Course Announcement | Critical Gender Studies in the Life Sciences domains

Tuesday September 10, 2019 until Thursday October 17, 2019 Today, research in the life sciences done to support sustainable development is increasingly interdisciplinary and demands better understanding of roles of gender and other differences, such as race and colonial history. This course directly enables participants to develop, operationalize and integrate a critical gender framework into … Continue reading Course Announcement | Critical Gender Studies in the Life Sciences domains

Announcement | The ‘Roots Guide: The Dutch Stories’ project receives a National Geographic Society grant

Haarlem, 18 June 2019. The National Geographic Society has awarded a grant to Roots Guide: The Dutch Stories, an educational social inclusion project taking the form of an interactive travel guidebook. Roots Guide is based on the 'Travel Faraway at Home' concept developed in 2015 byPocket Stories, a non-profit organisation which aims to broaden our understanding … Continue reading Announcement | The ‘Roots Guide: The Dutch Stories’ project receives a National Geographic Society grant

Seminar | Health in all policies – creating a healthy living environment

July 15th, 2019 | 15.00 - 16.30 | Leeuwenborch, room 72 The Green Carpet: an integrated infrastructural project plan Nicole Stappers (Maastricht University) | For decades, the city of Maastricht was crossed by a highway causing traffic and liveability issues in the adjacent neighbourhoods. To solve these issues, an integrated infrastructural project plan was designed and executed: the … Continue reading Seminar | Health in all policies – creating a healthy living environment