Monthly Archives: May 2014

U4 Conference – 26 & 27 June 2014

Global Studies: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Keynote lecture by Kees van der Pijl, prof. em. University of Sussex:                                “The Discipline of Western Supremacy”

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies is proud to organise and host this conference of the Cluster Social Sciences, Economics and Law of the U4 University Network (Ghent, Groningen, Uppsala, Göttingen). Read more

International workshop – 12 & 13 November 2014

‘Beyond the straw men.’

Post-colonial urban theory and ‘Western’ urban theory: perspectives and possibilities

This small-scale interdisciplinary workshop, with the confirmed participation of Jenny Robinson, Filip De Boeck and Yaşar Adanalı, intends to engage with the recent wave of scholarship on postcolonial urbanism that seeks to unhinge, unsettle, contextualize or ‘provincialize’ Western notions of urban development. Read more