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Interview | Bob Witman en Bram Büscher over tentoonstelling ‘Countryside: Future of the World’

Onze Spraakmakers is vandaag architectuurkenner Bob Witman. Met hem en Bram Büscher, van de Universiteit Wageningen, praten we over het platteland en de grote tentoonstelling van de Nederlandse architect Rem Koolhaas in het Guggenheim Museum in New York. Aanstaande donderdag opent die tentoonstelling van de Nederlandse architect Rem Koolhaas in het Guggenheim Museum. De tentoonstelling […]

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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 […]

Blog | Convivial conservation explained

Convivial conservation explained Convivial conservation is one of the research project of SDC. Convivial (literally: ‘living with’) conservation offers a new and integrated approach to understanding and practicing environmental conservation. It is a Whole Earth vision that responds to the major ecological, social and political-economic challenges facing people and biodiversity in the 21st century. But […]

Interview | Dr Ulbe Bosma about his new book, by Mindi Schneider

Mindi Schneider interviewed Dr. Ulbe Bosma about his new book, “The Making of a Periphery: How Island Southeast Asia Became a Mass Exporter of Labor” for the International Institute of Social History (IISH) podcast.  The book is a wide-ranging comparative study of colonial commodity production and labor regimes, linking this history to contemporary labor migration […]

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 […]

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Article | The environmental history of pigs in China | By Mindi Schneider

The co-authored article of Mindi Schneider, Assistant Professor at Chair group Sociology of Development and Change, on the environmental history of pigs in China appears in China Dialogue The article traces changing human-hog relations from the Stone Age to the capitalist era in China, and summarizes some of the social and environmental implications of the […]

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 […]

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Blog | Let’s not pin down the delta | By Jeroen Warner

Dutch flood management policy benefits from a varied package of measures consisting of both ‘closed’ and ‘open’ hydrological interventions in the environment. This argument is voiced by Martijn van Staveren and Jeroen Warner, water policy researchers at Wageningen University.  In a heavily populated and densely constructed delta such as the Netherlands, flooding can cause enormous […]

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Interview | The history and politics of Chinese pork consumption and the latest epidemic of African Swine Fever | Mindi Schneider for BBC World Service Radio Newshour

Mindi Schneider, Assistant Professor at Chair group Sociology of Development and Change, was interviewed on Friday May 17 for the BBC World Service Radio Newshour, about the history and politics of Chinese pork consumption and the latest epidemic of African Swine Fever. Listen to the interview on BBC.co.uk The African Swine Fever story starts around 1:00, […]

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TV | Bram Büscher in ZEMBLA documentary, Dutch television

Professor Bram Büscher has a prominent role in a ZEMBLA documentary about WWF. The program will be broadcasted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm on NPO2 (Dutch television, Dutch spoken). World Wildlife Fund active in birth control The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is active in birth control in nature reserves in the third […]

Letter | Working governance for working land

A published letter in the journal Science by Dan Brockington, William M. Adams, Bina Agarwal, Arun Agrawal, Bram Büscher, Ashwini Chhatre, Rosaleen Duffy, Robert Fletcher, Johan A. OldekopScience, 14 December 2018, Vol 362, Issue 6420 Letter: Working governance for working land In their Review “Landscapes that work for biodiversity and people” (19 October, p. eaau6020), C. […]

Blog | A scientist in your living room

An article in De Gelderlander about: “Meet the neighbors.” Under that guise, scientists from Wageningen University & Research gave a mini-lecture about their field in eighteen living rooms. Sunday afternoon the first edition took place, to celebrate the centenary of the university. Lèneke Pfeiffer is coordinator of the Science Shop and co-initiator. Pfeiffer: ,,The distance […]

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Event | SUCCESSFUL HYDRO-DIPLOMACY EVENT (HH9)

Roughly 80 people were drawn to the international (Em)Powering Hydro-diplomacy conference at The Hague Humanity Hub on 5 and 6 October, 2018. They included a wide diversity of participants: current and former diplomats of all types, consultants, NGOs, researchers, as well as current and former graduate and postgraduate water and sustainable development track students from […]

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 […]

Event | Well-being during writing retreat for PhD students

PhDs from the Centre for Space, Place and Society and the Wageningen Cente Centre of Sustainability Governance retreated for three days into a monastery to find out how to stay healthy while working under stress. From May 29 to June 1, 30 PhD candidates from CSPS (Centre for Space, Place and Society) and the WCSG […]