By Jessica Duncan and originally published on Jessica Duncan's blog. On September 4th I took the stage with two younger scientists to reflect on the theme of the Opening of the 2017-2018 Academic Year: Science as the basis for optimism. We followed the controversial keynote Matt Ridley (see here, also here). I tend to be an energetic speaker; … Continue reading Blog | Science as a basis for optimism (?) | By Jessica Duncan
We have drafted a letter of concern in response to the decision to host Dr. Matt Ridley as keynote speaker for the opening of the WUR 2017-18 academic year. Whilst we welcome the initiative to engage staff and students in debate setting the scene for the year to come, we are concerned and disappointed about … Continue reading Letter of concern regarding Dr. Matt Ridley as keynote speaker, opening of the academic year
Public Plenary Discussion with Key Activists: The Relevance of Development Studies for current Activism Day: Friday June 30th time: 9.30 -11.00 Venue: Boomgaardzaal, Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Generaal Foulkesweg 96 Convenors: Michiel Kohne, Monique Nuijten, Elisabet Rasch Panelists: Katherine Gibson, professor at Western Sydney University Jens Lund, Section for Global Development, Copenhagen University Lynn van … Continue reading Public discussion with key activists: the relevance of development studies for current activism
We have finished the final programme for the international conference 'The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications' taking place from 28 to 30 June in Wageningen. Find the full programme here: Final programme The programme contains all the sessions, including the keynote lectures and plenary sessions. For a complete overview of the presentations, find the complete book … Continue reading Final programme conference
The Hauntological Turn: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy Research Seminar Wageningen University, the Netherlands 12-13 May 2017 Seminar Programme: Friday 12 May 9:00 – 9:30: Introduction/Organization 9:30 – 11:00: Paper Session I Chair: Japhy Wilson Development and the Poor: Enjoy Your Symptom! Ilan Kapoor, York University, Canada Looking Awry at the Poor’s Agency … Continue reading The Hauntological Turn: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy
You are cordially invited to the Centre for Space, Place and Society Distinguished Lecture next week, entitled: Presence and Social Obligation: An Essay on the Share by James Ferguson, Stanford University.
Registration is open!
On Tuesday April 25th morning, from 10:30 to 12:00 we will have a session at Gaia 6 for interested PhDs to talk with Edward Huijbens about his work on landscape and tourism and the Anthropocene. There will be plenty of time for questions and free discussions on how these link to our own research. Please … Continue reading PhD session with Edward Huijbens
We have finished the preliminary programme for the international conference 'The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications' taking place from 28 to 30 June in Wageningen. Please check the programme here: Preliminary CSPS conference programme More will follow soon.
Lecturers: Dr. Robert Fletcher (SDC) Dr. Pieter de Vries (SDC) Dr. Chizu Sato (SCH) Dr. Jelle Behagel (FNP) Dr. Yahya Madra (Drew University) The two-day intensive PhD workshop ‘Psychoanalysis and Political Economy’ complements the international seminar on the same theme bringing together prominent scholars from around the world from 12-13 May in Wageningen, the Netherlands. … Continue reading PhD Workshop: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy
Solidarity is a key theme today, especially given its widespread failures as well as its numerous and multi-scalar forms, often provoked by current political developments. How can solidarity be described in the era of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and regressions into exclusive nationalism and authoritarianism, such as … Continue reading Call for Papers: Solidarity
FINAL Call for papers The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic: A nearly carbon-neutral conference June 26th – July 14th 2017 Keynotes We are proud to announce the following internationally acclaimed keynotes: Richard C. Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology, Plymouth University Gay Hawkins, Professor of Cultural Studies, Western Sydney University Ian C. Shaw, Professor of … Continue reading Last call for papers: The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic
We are excited to announce that enrollment for our next Political Ecology PhD summer school course is now open!! More information and a link to the registration page can be found here. The course fee is 500 € for non-Wageningen participants, which includes lunch and refreshments throughout the course. We’ve set the enrollment limit at … Continue reading PhD Summer School: Political Ecologies in/of the Anthropocene: value, life and critique
The Politics of Place: Spatial thinking in the social sciences 21 April – 9 May 2017 €300 WASS; €600 non-WASS 4 ECTS Coordination: Joost Jongerden In collaboration with: James Ferguson Scott Prudham Bahar Şimşek Hannah Wittman Today, the concept of socially produced or constructed space appears in publications with little apparent need for justification or explanation. … Continue reading PhD Course: The Politics of Place: Spatial thinking in the social sciences
On January 31, prof Martin Jones (Geography, Sheffield) will give a ‘Wageningen Geography Lecture’, entitled: “Pinning a Butterfly to a Board”? Assemblage, Assembling, Plasticity Martin Jones’s work is probably of interest to a range of people in the centre, please feel welcome to drop by. In Lumen 2, at 16:00, with drinks and bites … Continue reading Wageningen Geography Lectures
“Not that I condone fascism, or any ism for that matter. Isms, in my opinion, are not good.” -Ferris Bueller Intimidated by all the “isms” out there these days? Searching for some clarity through the minefield of contemporary social theory? Then this course may be for you: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory 21 February – … Continue reading PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory
Registration for the conference is now open!! The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications International Conference Hotel de Wageningsche Berg Wageningen, The Netherlands 28-30 June 2017 EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 JANUARY 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Katherine Gibson, Western Sydney University Annemarie Mol, University of Amsterdam How to properly conceive of, value, measure, sustain and improve on ‘life’ … Continue reading Registration open! The Value of Life
You are all cordially invited to join the first CSPS Latin America cluster activity, which will be an informal afternoon meeting with two Mexican human rights defenders Cristina Auerbach and Esmeralda Saldaña who work in the field of mining/energy conflicts. They are in Holland on the invitation of PBI and would like to share their experiences with interested scholars and students. … Continue reading Latin America cluster: meeting with Mexican human rights defenders
What it means to be a ‘Good Academic’ in the University today Document prepared by members of the Sociology of Development and Change group, Wageningen University Introduction The purpose of this document is to outline a general vision of what we expect from ourselves and our academic colleagues in terms of scholarly performance in the … Continue reading What it means to be a ‘Good Academic’ in the University today
The Art of the Abstract CSPS Writing Workshop 13:00-16:00, 17 November 2016 Location C75 Writing a good abstract for a conference presentation is an important yet underappreciated academic skill. Attending regular conferences is one of the most effective ways to build your professional network and your abstract is both what gets you in the door … Continue reading CSPS Writing Workshop
Internal Launch Event 21 October 2016 Leeuwenborch C63 Acknowledgement of the enormity of the many socio-environmental, agricultural, food, health and related ‘planetary emergencies’ confronting us today has provoked a growing chorus of calls for urgent action.In the face of such urgency, it seems that there is less and less (obvious) time for pause and reflection. … Continue reading Official invitation: Internal Launch: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’
The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications International Conference Hotel de Wageningsche Berg Wageningen, The Netherlands 28-30 June 2017 EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 15 JANUARY 2017 Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Katherine Gibson, Western Sydney University Annemarie Mol, University of Amsterdam How to properly conceive of, value, measure, sustain and improve on ‘life’ – in its myriad forms and at … Continue reading CfP: The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications, 28 – 30 June 2017
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, ETHICS AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: CONNECTING THE DOTS 3-6 July 2017 Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Only recently we have witnessed the inclusion of ethics and global citizenship in tourism debates. The freedom of movement, the right to travel and simultaneously the rise of a multitude of alternative forms of tourism provide sufficient justification … Continue reading Call for Papers: First International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Apeldoorn, 3-6 July 2017
This is a gentle reminder to please send in your abstracts for our internal WUR launch event of the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) by 15 Sept. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anna Tsing and Scott Prudham, our first CSPS Visiting Fellows, have been confirmed as keynote speakers. We look forward to hearing from you soon! The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science … Continue reading Reminder: Call for Papers
We are pleased to inform you that prof. Scott Prudham will be joining us as our first CSPS guest professor. Scott Prudham is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, cross- appointed to the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. He is a former Editor of the journal Geoforum, and past-President … Continue reading Visiting professor: prof. Scott Prudham
All CSPS members are invited to an opening reception on 20 June from 17:00 to 19:00 on the Lumen Terrace. Refreshments will be provided!
Dr Raoul Bianchi will be visiting from 19-20 September 2016. He will be giving guest lectures in MSc Leisure, Tourism and Environment courses on Marxian perspectives on tourism studies and tourism practices. More information will be provided soon.
Centre for Space, Place, and Society (CSPS), Wageningen University (WUR) 1st Call for Papers, WUR Internal Launch Seminar 21 October 2016 10:00 – 17:00 Seminar theme: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’ The Centre for Space, Place, and Society (CSPS) is a joint initiative among three chair groups … Continue reading Call for Papers: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’, WUR, 21 October 2016