Monthly Archives: September 2016

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