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Blog | Resilience, reinvention and transition during and after quarantine | By Kristof Van Assche, Martijn Duineveld, S. Jeff Birchall, Leith Deacon, Raoul Beunen, Monica Gruezmacher, and Daan Boezeman

In the period of quarantine  The Covid-10 crisis has isolated many people but it didn’t stop people from sharing stories about the situation and about what comes back after quarantine. In many countries one can witness a very contrasting set of discourses (see for an overview Matteo, 2020). Social cohesion and solidarity are praised, nationalists’ discourses […]

Blog | The possibilities and limitations of adapting your research project in times of COVID19 | by: Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Monica Gruezmacher and Martijn Duineveld

This blog was written by: Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Monica Gruezmacher and Martijn Duineveld  The global pandemic has frustrated many research projects and many scholars are in doubt about how to move forwards with their research. We cannot provide a solution, but perhaps shaking up the research mantra a bit, could help those scholars […]

Crowd-sourced document | Doing fieldwork in a pandemic | by Deborah Lupton

Perhaps a useful for some of us: ‘Isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 means that social researchers who have for doing fieldwork in a pandemic – specifically, ideas for avoiding in-person interactions by using mediated forms that will achieve similar ends.  Social research has been conducted online for many years, of course. There […]

Manifest | We kunnen Nederland radicaal duurzamer en eerlijker maken: vijf voorstellen voor Nederland na Corona |

Teken hier de petitie. – Nederlandse versie manifest (pdf)– English version manifesto (pdf)– Tweet met aankondiging van deze petitie COVID-19 doet de wereld op haar grondvesten schudden. De coronapandemie heeft nu al talloze levens gekost en ontwricht terwijl hulpverleners keihard werken om zieken te verzorgen en verdere verspreiding te voorkomen. De strijd om de enorme […]

Blog | Future of tourism after the Corona crisis | By Edward Huijbens

Today (10 April) I made my debut in the Dutch newspapers along with colleagues from Wageningen University and Breda University of Applied Sciences. The article was published in the online edition of the Volkskrant (see here), but a synopsis of it appeared in the printed version. The frontpage headline of the print edition was however quite […]

Several pieces by Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 | Source: Progressive Geographies blog |

Below you will find a copy of this still growing blog on Thinking about place and power – a site written and curated by Stuart Elden: https://progressivegeographies.com/resources/geographers-sociologists-philosophers-etc-on-covid-19/ “First posted 24 March 2020; last updated 2 April 2020. Thanks to those who have sent additional ones, especially Michael O’Rourke. A much more extensive, chronologically ordered, and […]

Conference | Pathways Europe | Postponed

Pathways Europe 2020 Greetings all, The Pathways team has been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having around the globe. To give everyone better predictability, we have decided to postpone Pathways Europe 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you and deeply appreciate your understanding. While we will […]

Blog | Tourism, Degrowth, and the COVID-19 Crisis | By Robert Fletcher, et al.

By Robert Fletcher, Ivan Murray Mas, Macià Blázquez-Salom & Asunción Blanco-Romero | Cover photo Source: Ultima Hora The COVID-19 crisis shows what degrowth in the global tourism industry could look like. But it would need much more concerted planning to address the social impacts of this transition. From Overtourism to Undertourism Just a few short months […]

Blog | Policing and Possibility in the Time of Pandemic | By Tara Ruttenberg

When crises like coronavirus come around, people like me get excited. Not because we’re insensitive to the real suffering of people, but rather because so much space opens up for us to reimagine life as we know it in revolutionary ways that support collective survival beyond destructive realities like global capitalism and neocolonialism. And when […]

Remaking the university

There is growing discussion in many places concerning how to reform our universities in the face of common pressures we increasingly face to restructure along neoliberal lines. These blogs provides a clearinghouse for commentary both on this situation and on efforts to respond to it. In this way, it contributes to the central aim of CSPS to work […]

CSPS Research Seminar | Living with or versus nature? – mitigation of human-bear conflicts as a bridge towards „politics of conviviality” | By Svetoslava Toncheva Time: Tuesday, 3 March 12:30-13:30 |Location: Wageningen University | Leeuwenborch room C81

CSPS Research Seminar | Living with or versus nature? – mitigation of human-bear conflicts as a bridge towards „politics of conviviality” | By Svetoslava Toncheva Time: Tuesday, 3 March 12:30-13:30 |Location: Wageningen University | Leeuwenborch room C81 Various conflicts concerning wildlife and large predators such as the brown bear (Ursus arctos), in particular, are rising […]

Exhibition | Countryside, The Future, an AMO / Rem Koolhaas Exhibition | With co-curators @ WUR: Clemens Driessen and Lenora Ditzler

Exhibition to Examine Radical Changes Transforming the Surface of the World beyond Cities ‘From February 20 through summer 2020 the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will present Countryside, The Future, an exhibition addressing urgent environmental, political, and socioeconomic issues through the lens of architect and urbanist Rem Koolhaas and AMO, the think tank of the Office for […]

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PhD workshop | Authoritarian Natures? Political Ecologies of Post-Truth, the State, and Resistance | 1-7 July, Wageningen, Netherlands

This six-day (plus preparation) intensive PhD workshop will be held from 29 June – 7 July 2020 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This course is planned to complement the 3rd biannual conference of the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) in Brighton, UK from 24-26 June 2020. The workshop gives motivated PhD students the chance to deepen their knowledge on […]

Call for Papers | The role of sound in the construction of boundaries, identities and senses of belonging to the city” | @ “Sensing the city. Power, people, place” conference | Antwerp, Belgium, 6-8 July 2020 |

Organizers: Ana Aceska and Karolina Doughty, Wageningen University, the Netherlands Deadline: 15. March 2020 The sounds we hear in the city contribute to our senses of belonging and identity. Through sound and sonic experiences cities offer ground for boundary work along lines of religion, class, ethnicity, gender and other categories of difference. The sounds in the city and how […]

CSPS PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory | March 20 – April 8 2020

[You can register here] Introduction This PhD course gives participants an opportunity to intensively engage with some of the major foundational movements in critical social theory. Participants who actively participated in this course can continue to explore contemporary expansions of those movements in their own research. The course is organized as an intensive discussion seminar […]

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 […]

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 […]

PhD Event | Draw Your PhD | September 12th |

PhD Event | Draw Your PhD| September 12th| 5pm – 8pm | Café Rad van Wageningen Draw your PhD and is a fun and creative way to look at your work from a different perspective. Art can be a useful tool in writing and research both as a method and as a way of relaxing. Drawing […]

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 […]

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’. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remaking the university, a clearinghouse for commentary

There is growing discussion in many places concerning how to reform our universities in the face of common pressures we increasingly face to restructure along neoliberal lines. This post provides a clearinghouse for commentary both on this situation and on efforts to respond to it. In this way, it contributes to the central aim of CSPS […]