Politics of Space and Place: lecture and excursion

Lecture: December 7, 2017 at 16:00 – 17:30
Excursion: December 13, 2017

This activity will be an excursion/walkshop, combined with a lecture, about camp Westerbork, a former concentration camp that has also functioned as prison camp, refugee camp, housing for Mollucans, and now is a place of commemoration. Throughout its complicated pasts, presents and futures, the different materialities of the camp have played a large role. During this event, we would like to analyse the roles of the different materialities present in the camp, especially focusing on the connection between objects/things and commemoration. On Thursday December 7, from 4 to 5, Martijn Felder (former GEO PhD candidate) will provide a lecture about the histories and complex carceral materialities of Westerbork. The exact location of this lecture will be specified later, but it will take place at the university in Wageningen. The week after we will visit Westerbork. During this visit there will be an introduction to the camp, the opportunity to watch the famous short documentary about the camp Kamp Westerbork and visit the museum, and then a guided walk around the camp itself. Transport and entrance fees will be covered by the cluster.

Health and Social Care cluster: talk by Prof Andrea Whittaker

December 13, 2017 at 11:00 – 12:30

Leeuwenborch C0068

Andrea is a medical anthropologist with significant interests in women’s reproductive health and transnational health and reproductive care practices. Much of her research takes place in Southeast Asia. She is an Australia Research Council Future Fellow and the Lead Researcher for the ‘Health and Biofutures’ Focus Programme, among many other projects. More about Andrea’s work can be found here:

Contact Meghann Ormond for more info.

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

December 13, 2017 at 15:00 – 17:00

Lumen, room 2

3:00:  Opening and upcoming events of the CSPS clusters
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.: Ghost of Research Past

  • Presentation Christine Ampumuza (GEO):

“When roads move. the multiple roles of materiality in tourism policy and planning processes at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park”
4:00 – 4:15 p.m.: Break with Christmas cookies
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.: Ghosts of Research Yet to Come

  • Presentation Lisa Trogisch (SDC):

“Gorilla tracking for peace? Tourism promises and violent realities around the transboundary Virunga Conservation Area”
5:00 p.m.: Drinks @ the SPOT