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

Official invitation: Internal Launch: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’

Internal Launch Event 21 October 2016 Leeuwenborch C63 Acknowledgement of the enormity of the many socio-environmental, agricultural, food, health and related ‘planetary emergencies’ confronting us today has provoked a growing chorus of calls for urgent action.In the face of such urgency, it seems that there is less and less (obvious) time for pause and reflection. … Continue reading Official invitation: Internal Launch: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’

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

Call for Papers: First International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Apeldoorn, 3-6 July 2017

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, ETHICS AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: CONNECTING THE DOTS 3-6 July 2017 Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Only recently we have witnessed the inclusion of ethics and global citizenship in tourism debates. The freedom of movement, the right to travel and simultaneously the rise of a multitude of alternative forms of tourism provide sufficient justification … Continue reading Call for Papers: First International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship, Apeldoorn, 3-6 July 2017

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 … Continue reading Reminder: Call for Papers

Visiting professor: prof. Scott Prudham

We are pleased to inform you that prof. Scott Prudham will be joining us as our first CSPS guest professor. Scott Prudham is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning, cross- appointed to the School of the Environment at the University of Toronto. He is a former Editor of the journal Geoforum, and past-President … Continue reading Visiting professor: prof. Scott Prudham

Call for Papers: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’, WUR, 21 October 2016

Centre for Space, Place, and Society (CSPS), Wageningen University (WUR) 1st Call for Papers, WUR Internal Launch Seminar 21 October 2016 10:00 – 17:00 Seminar theme: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’ The Centre for Space, Place, and Society (CSPS) is a joint initiative among three chair groups … Continue reading Call for Papers: The Future of Critique: Critical Social Science in an Era of ‘Planetary Emergencies’, WUR, 21 October 2016