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

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

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.

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

Conference | On the Nature-of-Things: New Technologies and Environmental Governance

July 2nd, 2019 | 09:00 – 17:00 | Leeuwenborch C62 | Organised by Karen Bakker (University of British Columbia) and Bram Büscher (Wageningen University) The Digital Age has entailed the rapid expansion of disruptive technologies. Over the last decade, we have seen a rapid development of new, integrated and Internet based technologies, especially related to … Continue reading Conference | On the Nature-of-Things: New Technologies and Environmental Governance

CSPS PhD Event | Coral Whispers: Scientists on the brink | with Irus Braverman

June 20th | 13:30 - 15:30 | Leeuwenborch 63 | Lunch provided CSPS would like to invite PhD students to a late lunch and discussion with Irus Braverman. In conjunction with the annual lecture, the event will be a relaxed space for students to engage with Dr Braverman on her work on Coral Whispers. The … Continue reading CSPS PhD Event | Coral Whispers: Scientists on the brink | with Irus Braverman

Invitation | Wisdom and Wonder Movie Talks | with Prof. Dr. Maria Koelen/ Sacro GRA

June 18, 2019 | 20:30 | Herenstraat Theater Maria will introduce the documentary SACRO GRA, made by Gianfranco Rosi in 2013. This film is about people who live near the autostrada  A90, the big ring road around Rome. It is a voyeuristic view in everyday live and shows how people manage their life in different … Continue reading Invitation | Wisdom and Wonder Movie Talks | with Prof. Dr. Maria Koelen/ Sacro GRA

Lecture | ‘Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources’ | By Randall S. Abate

Friday | June 21th | 16:00 - 17:30 | Leeuwenborch C81 Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – collectively referred to as “the voiceless” in this presentation – are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate change. Domestic and international law protections are beginning to recognize … Continue reading Lecture | ‘Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources’ | By Randall S. Abate

Lecture by Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora | Biopolitics in Community Forestry: Indigenous Peoples, Women’s Bodies and Forest

Date: Thursday 2 May, 12:30-13:30 | Location: Leeuwenborch C68 Violeta is a Mexican sociologist, living and working in Helsinki and Joensuu, Finland. She works as an early stage researcher at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation based on the project: Power, Conflict, and Collaboration in Community Forestry: The case … Continue reading Lecture by Violeta Gutiérrez Zamora | Biopolitics in Community Forestry: Indigenous Peoples, Women’s Bodies and Forest

Lecture by Earl Harper | Gentrify or Die: The False Choice Facing (some) North-Western European Cities

Date: Tuesday 7 May, 12:30-13:30 | Location: Leeuwenborch C83 Earl is currently in the final year of his doctoral study at the University of Bristol (UK). He obtained a BSc in Environmental Science before switching to social science for his MSc in Environmental Governance, both at the University of Manchester (UK). Earl has a forthcoming … Continue reading Lecture by Earl Harper | Gentrify or Die: The False Choice Facing (some) North-Western European Cities

Lecture by prof. Lawrence D. Berg | Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university

Wednesday 17 April, 15:30 - 17:00, Gaia 1, Gaia building, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Building 101, 6708 PB Wageningen, This talk presents a theoretical analysis of the neoliberal production of anxiety in academic faculty members in universities in Northern Europe. The presentation focuses on neoliberalization as it is instantiated through audit and ranking systems designed to produce academia … Continue reading Lecture by prof. Lawrence D. Berg | Producing anxiety in the neoliberal university

Wageningen Geography Lecture: Dr. Jess Bier: “Digital Mapmaking on the Ground in Palestine and Israel since 1967: Spatializing the Situated Production of Scientific Knowledge”

Tuesday 11 December, 16:00-17:30 Gaia1 (Droevendaalsesteeg 3, Wageningen Campus) Dr. Jess Bier: "Digital Mapmaking on the Ground in Palestine and Israel since 1967: Spatializing the Situated Production of Scientific Knowledge" This talk examines how geographical and political landscapes shape the ways that maps are made. By analyzing the process of making 2 to 3 maps from … Continue reading Wageningen Geography Lecture: Dr. Jess Bier: “Digital Mapmaking on the Ground in Palestine and Israel since 1967: Spatializing the Situated Production of Scientific Knowledge”

CSPS Research Seminar: Tourist and resident perspectives on ‘SLUM TOURISM’: the case of the Vilakazi precinct (Soweto), by Prof. Gijsbert Hoogendoorn

Tuesday 4 December, 12:00 - 13:00 Leeuwenborch C62 Tourist and resident perspectives on ‘SLUM TOURISM’: the case of the Vilakazi precinct (Soweto) Prof. Gijsbert Hoogendoorn Slum tourism as a topic of investigation has seen significant growth since the beginning of this decade with increasing theoretical and empirical depth. With this growth, some inconsistencies in terms of … Continue reading CSPS Research Seminar: Tourist and resident perspectives on ‘SLUM TOURISM’: the case of the Vilakazi precinct (Soweto), by Prof. Gijsbert Hoogendoorn

CSPS Research Seminar: Problems in paradise: Airbnb, the ‘sharing economy’ and social reproduction in New Zealand’s regional tourist towns

Tuesday 30 October, 12:30-13:30 Leeuwenborch C0083 Problems in paradise: Airbnb, the 'sharing economy' and social reproduction in New Zealand's regional tourist towns Stella Pennell Since its inception in 2008 Airbnb has become the largest accommodation provider in the world. In  New Zealand regional tourist towns are disproportionately represented, making them suitable sites for investigation of the Airbnb phenomenon. Drawing on interviews … Continue reading CSPS Research Seminar: Problems in paradise: Airbnb, the ‘sharing economy’ and social reproduction in New Zealand’s regional tourist towns

CSPS Symposium: Towards Convivial Conservation? Governing Human-Wildlife Relations in the ‘Anthropocene’ (CONVIVA)

Programme 08:45 - 09:00 COFFEE/TEA 09:00 - 09:15 OPENING/WELCOME: CONVIVA by Bram Büscher and Rob Fletcher, Sociology of Development and Change, Wageningen University & Research 09:15 - 10:30 SESSION I: Relating Humans and Wildlife Nature-based tourism and indigenous communities in the Brazilian Pantanal: between representations of biodiversity and biocultural diversity by Koen Arts, Forest and … Continue reading CSPS Symposium: Towards Convivial Conservation? Governing Human-Wildlife Relations in the ‘Anthropocene’ (CONVIVA)

Critical food studies workshop and seminar series: Foodscapes of the sharing economy

Critical food studies workshop and seminar series Organized by the Foodscapes cluster of the Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) Foodscapes of the sharing economy 25 September 2018 – 13.45-17.00 Room C 62 in de Leeuwenborch (Hollandseweg 1, Wageningen) During the recent decade, new modes of food provisioning have emerged under the guise of … Continue reading Critical food studies workshop and seminar series: Foodscapes of the sharing economy

CSPS seminar: “Explore the Carpathian Garden!” – Securing nature as greener in the periphery of Europe

“Explore the Carpathian Garden!” – Securing nature as greener in the periphery of Europe Tuesday 5 June, 11:30 - 12:30 Leeuwenborch C78 The seminar will investigate the emergence of green economy and securitization logics in the process of constructing the Carpathian Mountains as a wilderness frontier. The project of establishing ‘The European Yellowstone’ in Romania … Continue reading CSPS seminar: “Explore the Carpathian Garden!” – Securing nature as greener in the periphery of Europe

Annual lecture by Erik Swyngedouw

REMINDER:  We are happy to announce that we have confirmed Erik Swyngedouw to give our annual lecture on Thursday 7 June from 16:00 - 17:30 at Leeuwenborch C64. 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. … Continue reading Annual lecture by Erik Swyngedouw

Seminar: Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology: harbouring the prospect of life

Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology: harbouring the prospect of life Seminar on the occasion of the retirement of dr. A. Arce (SDC) Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 9:45 – 17:30 Wageningen, Forum C0314 Calling for a post-apocalyptic anthropology is a provocative move to critically discuss so-called crisis of governance, failures of public policy, bio-power effects that have … Continue reading Seminar: Towards a post-apocalyptic anthropology: harbouring the prospect of life

Seminar: Co-creating Research

Co-creating Research Seminar Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 14:00 - 17:00 Wageningen, Gaia C0093 Co-creation has become a buzzword in many social science disciplines and business as well as in tourism studies. Given the prominence of co-creation, surprisingly little discussion has evolved about its implications for research practices and knowledge production as well as what challenges … Continue reading Seminar: Co-creating Research

7 x Power and Knowledge in the Post-Truth Society

The International Institute of Innovation in Governance and The WUR Politics of Space and Place Network presents: 7 X POWER AND KNOWLEDGE IN THE POST-TRUTH SOCIETY APRIL 3 2018 | 15.00-17.00 | WUR FORUM BUILDING C0658 Starring: Noelle Aarts, Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Peter Tamas & Fons van Overbeek, Kristof Van Assche, Raoul Beunen, Daan Boezeman and Guus … Continue reading 7 x Power and Knowledge in the Post-Truth Society

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’