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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Preliminary programme CSPS conference

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.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wageningen Geography Lectures

  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 […]

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 – […]

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.  […]

CSPS Writing Workshop

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 […]

CfP: The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications, 28 – 30 June 2017

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 […]

Reminder: Call for Papers

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 britt.broekhaus@wur.nl. 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 […]

Visiting scholar: Dr Raoul Bianchi

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.