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

Re-learning Public Spaces Summer School | 28th June – 30th June and July 3rd 2018

You are welcome to join the Re-learning Public Spaces Summer School: 28 th June – 30th June and 3rd July. The Summer School will further develop your thinking about the social impact of your research. It is connected to an event that turns around the concept of traditional academic conferences, in the sense that participants … Continue reading Re-learning Public Spaces Summer School | 28th June – 30th June and July 3rd 2018

Research fellow: Dr. Bas Verschuuren

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Bas Verschuuren will be joining us as a research fellow. Dr. Bas Verschuuren Bas obtained his PhD from the Department of Sociology of Development and Change (WUR, 2017). His thesis ‘Creating Common Ground’, focussed on synergies and disjunctures between practices and ontologies of Indigenous people and conservation … Continue reading Research fellow: Dr. Bas Verschuuren

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’

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