Public Lecture Series 2017

Globalisation and Crisis

Border fence on rolling hills

The interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies at Ghent University has the honour of inviting you to its annual public lecture series, from February to May 2017. This year’s theme is Globalisation and Crisis. Crisis is omnipresent in our contemporary globalised world: from the financial crisis to the environmental crisis, from the refugee crisis to political crisis. The GCGS has invited international experts to offer critical and cutting-edge analyses of these different (discourses of) crisis from an interdisciplinary perspective. Read more

Call for applications – EMGS 2017-2018

Erasmus Mundus Master Global Studies: A European Perspective

The 2017 application round for the Master programme Global Studies – A European Perspective and the Erasmus Mundus grant will open February 1st, 2017 and therefore we herewith would like to encourage all suitable candidates to apply for the programme. Read more

GCGS edited volume

De hermaakbare wereld? Essays over globalisering

Remaking the world? Essays on Globalisation – New edited volume in Dutch

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is proud to announce the publication of the peer-reviewed edited volume De hermaakbare wereld? Essays over globalisering (Remaking the world? Essays on globalisation). This collection of essays by the research groups of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies wants to contribute to the societal debate on globalisation, making ongoing Global Studies research at the GCGS accessible to a wider (non-academic) audience in (Dutch-speaking) Belgium and the Netherlands. Read more

Lecture by Dr. Martin Ottovay Jorgensen (Aalborg University) – October 21, 2016

Critical Global Studies and the Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations.

Capturing the Global with a Multilateral Frontier Framework.

Martin Ottovay Jorgensen is a post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg University, Denmark, and affiliated to the CCC research group, member of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies. Read more

Keynote lecture by Anna Tsing – October 20, 2016

Others without history:

plants as agility-shifting actors in the trajectory of capitalism

Colonial plantations remade human nature, setting in motion the forms of “race” we know today.  Plantations also remade the nature of other organisms, and not just through breeding.  Pests, weeds, and pathogens changed their habits of growth and reproduction in the plantation, and some developed newly virulent trajectories as “creatures of empire.” Read more

GCGS Research Day – October 20, 2016

The annual Research Day of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies aims to bring together all (junior and senior) researchers of its affiliated research groups, for an interdisciplinary dialogue on common research themes, different approaches and theoretical perspectives. The organizing committee of pre- and postdocs of the GCGS will offer 4 interdisciplinary workshops (2 parallel morning and afternoon sessions) on the following topics:

  1. The ultimatum of climate change: re-thinking climate and energy governance
  2. Debating global citizenship: on cosmopolitanism and human rights
  3. Global commodities: transforming the local?
  4. Mobilities, borders, immobilities  Read more

New publication: Las luchas sociales por la tierra en América Latina: Un análisis histórico, comparativo y global.

On June 24th and 25th, 2015, the CCC research group, as member of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, co-organized an international conference on “Social Struggles for Land in Latin America: An Historical, Comparative and Global Perspective”, together with the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru) and the Red Muqui – Proposal and Action Network (Peru), at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, in the city of Lima. The conference aimed to create a more profound dialogue between researchers, institutions, social organizations and rural communities, between historical and contemporary perspectives, and between comparative (cases of different countries) and global views, on change and continuity in rural Latin America.
The contributions to the conference are now brought together in a new publication, co-edited by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies:
Cottyn, Hanne, Jahncke, Javier, Montoya, Luis, Pérez, Ela, and Mattes Tempelmann (eds.) (2016). Las luchas sociales por la tierra en América Latina: Un análisis histórico, comparativo y global. Conference proceedings. Lima: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

Download the full text here.

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