Seminar: “Renewable energy: North and South case studies on local politics and resistance”

“Renewable energy: North and South case studies on local politics and resistance” Informal seminar by CSPS Political Agency at the Grassroots March 7 2018, 15:00 - 17:00 Leeuwenborch V72, Wageningen Program: 15:00 Pia Otte (Ruralis, Trondheim Norway): Energy impacts: Dilemmas and paradoxes of the Fosen wind energy project 15:30 Maite Hernando Arrese (Wageningen): Drawing lessons … Continue reading Seminar: “Renewable energy: North and South case studies on local politics and resistance”

Film Viewing and Q&A with Susan Crate ‘The Anthropologist’

Film Viewing and Q&A with Susan Crate 'The Anthropologist' January 25, 2018, 15.00 - 17.30  Movie  W, Wilhelminaweg 3A, Wageningen. Free for WUR card holders and participants of the WASS course "Advanced Qualitative Research Design and Data Collection" At the core of The Anthropologist are the parallel stories of two women: Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America; and Susie … Continue reading Film Viewing and Q&A with Susan Crate ‘The Anthropologist’

The Political Propaganda of the ‘Terrorism Myth’: Dr. Jeff Sluka, Massey University

The CSPS conflict cluster invites you all to a public lecture by Prof Sluka from Massey University on Thursday 11 January from 15:30 to 17:00 at Leeuwenborch C75. The talk is followed by drinks. We hope to see you all there. Below is a short abstract. The Political Propaganda of the 'Terrorism Myth' While ‘terrorism’ … Continue reading The Political Propaganda of the ‘Terrorism Myth’: Dr. Jeff Sluka, Massey University

Film screening: Ghosts of our Forest

Ghosts of our Forest 10 January 2018, 20:00 Filmhuis Movie W, Wilhelminaweg 3A, Wageningen „The mist are the ghosts of our ancestors who remained in the forest after we have been chased away.“ (Batwa Elder Norah 2015) Documentary, 63 minutes Director: Daniel Roher (Loud Roar Productions) Credits: Lisa Trogisch (Producer), Marianna Margaret (Cinematographer), Edmund Stenson (Editor), … Continue reading Film screening: Ghosts of our Forest

Visiting fellow and annual lecture: Erik Swyngedouw

We are happy to announce that we have confirmed Erik Swyngedouw to give our annual lecture. Erik Swyngedouw is Professor of Geography at Manchester University. His research interests include urban political-ecology, hydro-social conflict, urban governance, democracy and political power, and the politics of globalisation. His was previously professor of geography at Oxford University and held … Continue reading Visiting fellow and annual lecture: Erik Swyngedouw

Visiting fellow: Ariadne Collins

We are pleased to inform you that Ariadne Collins will be joining us as a visiting fellow during the academic year of 2017-2018. Bio Ariadne Collins is particularly interested in climate change governance and politics. Her research adopts post-structural approaches to interrogating the intersection of power, development and neoliberalism in global efforts to conserve tropical … Continue reading Visiting fellow: Ariadne Collins

A Merely Gorilla Christmas?: Presentation & discussion on two PhD projects studying gorilla territory in the African Great Lakes

The clusters Conflict, Tourism and Political Ecology clusters of the CSPS cordially invite you to… A Merely Gorilla Christmas? Presentation & discussion on two PhD projects studying gorilla territory in the African Great Lakes Region   Date: 13th December 2017 Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Location: Lumen, room 2 Programme: 3:00:  Opening and upcoming events … Continue reading A Merely Gorilla Christmas?: Presentation & discussion on two PhD projects studying gorilla territory in the African Great Lakes

Winter school: Critical Dialogues on Violence: Foundations and Current Debates

8 - 12 January 2018 Wageningen University, the Netherlands Course organisers: Gemma van der Haar & Lotje de Vries (SDC) Contact: lotje.devries@wur.nl What is violence? How does it come about? How is violence organized, socially and politically? This course addresses these questions through an in-depth engagement with foundational texts and readings of more recent key … Continue reading Winter school: Critical Dialogues on Violence: Foundations and Current Debates

CSPS Research Seminar: On farmers and natural resources in the (western) Mexico: going beyond a farmer-oriented perspective

On farmers and natural resources in the (western) Mexico: going beyond a farmer-oriented perspective 24 October, 14:00 - 16:00 Leeuwenborch C68 Peter R.W. Gerritsen, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, pedritus@startmail.com Introduction Understanding how contemporary societies relate to the natural environment and how these relationships are modified by human beings in general and by farmers in particular is … Continue reading CSPS Research Seminar: On farmers and natural resources in the (western) Mexico: going beyond a farmer-oriented perspective

Blog | Science as a basis for optimism (?) | By Jessica Duncan

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

Letter of concern regarding Dr. Matt Ridley as keynote speaker, opening of the academic year

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 discussion with key activists: the relevance of development studies for current activism

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

Final programme conference

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

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

Annual Lecture

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.

PhD Workshop: Psychoanalysis and Political Economy

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

Call for Papers: Solidarity

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

Last call for papers: The Lives and Afterlives of Plastic

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

PhD Summer School: Political Ecologies in/of the Anthropocene: value, life and critique

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

PhD Course: The Politics of Place: Spatial thinking in the social sciences

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

PhD Course: Critical Perspectives on Social Theory

“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 open! The Value of Life

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

Latin America cluster: meeting with Mexican human rights defenders

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

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

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 context of an overall healthy ‘work-life balance’. This document has been developed … Continue reading What it means to be a ‘Good Academic’ in the University today