SDG Lecture The making and unmaking of development: the SDGs and beyond

 SDG lecture of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences – Ghent University

Panel debate with Jason Hickel (LSE), Lata Narayanaswamy (Leeds University) and Ruth Nyambura (Nairobi, Kenya)
September 24 – 19:30-21:00 – Online

The development paradigm, rooted in colonial heritages, based on modernist notions of progress, and premised on unsustainable economic growth, has been subject to postcolonial academic and (grassroots) activist critiques almost as early as it was introduced in the 1950s. Presently, however, with the compounded effects of economic and climate crises, and the migration/refugee debate, the notion of ‘post-development’ is gaining wider currency, urging both academics and the development sector to explore alternatives to development. Addressing key challenges such as debt, poverty, growing inequalities and environmental degradation, the panel debate will discuss the SDGs as the most recent (inherently contradictory) expressions of the development paradigm, and debate alternative approaches, knowledge-bases and practices.

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Workshop ‘Re-Enchanting the World’ with Silvia Federici in Ghent – CFP

On 29 October, Universiteit Gent, Kunsthal Gent and Vooruit are joining forces to organise an intimate evening workshop in Ghent with feminist activist, writer and teacher Silvia Federici. Starting from two cases in Belgium (e.g. on the in/outsourcing of cleaners and on the enclosures of the beach), we aim to collectively create a pamphlet with Silvia that will record and respond to the urgent questions of this moment of global crisis and its opportunities for a new commons.
They invite scholars, artists, and/or activists in Belgium with an interest in feminism, anti-racism and/or agro-ecology for an evening of joyful militancy on how we can collectively re-enchant the world, and re-imagine and re-build communal infrastructures of life and social reproduction.

If you are a Belgian-based artist/activist/scholar and you would like to apply, then check out the call, and fill in the form!

Decolonial and antiracism (online) workshop by BAMKO – hosted by GCGS

The Ghent Centre for Global Studies will host an online decolonial and antiracism workshop series by the feminist, anti-racist association BAMKO, from September 2 to December 16-17, 2020. The program was co-designed by BAMKO and members of the GCGS and will comprise of online evening sessions, every other Wednesday, with a double closing session and two excursions on a Saturday (tbc).

Among the lecturers / moderators are Gillian Mathys (Dept. of History), Joachim Ben Yakoub, Soraya El Kahlaoui, Koen Bogaert and Omar Jabary-Salamanca (Dept. of Conflict & Development), next to international and national guest speakers (both academics and activists).

The workshop combines theoretical and practical training for students and activists. BAMKO gives priority to women and racialised or other minorities, and every participant needs to enrol for the full program (it is not possible to attend just one or a few sessions).

The deadline for enrolment is August, 21. For more info on registration and fees, please contact BAMKO at:

*** Call for Proposals *** (Re)Forming Methodologies

**SVR exists to give students at the BA and MA level (as well as BA and MA graduates) a chance to present, share and discuss their work in an academic setting and to be recognised for their expertise. We aim to make knowledge production in academia more inclusive and democratic by facilitating peer-to-peer teaching practices and an open minded, supportive feedback culture. It is important to us that researchers have the opportunity to get critical feedback on their work – by exchanging ideas and hearing meaningful critique from other student researchers.

The Studierendenvortragsreihe* Gender Studies is searching for speakers for its upcoming lecture series at HU Berlin, WiSe 20-21 and we would greatly appreciate it if you could share the CfP with your networks and students!

SVR: (Re)Forming Methodologies will explore the limits and possibilities of “queerly” writing and researching from a multi-disciplinary angle by focusing on seven individual student projects that experiment with methodological practices within the field of gender and sexuality studies.

Lectures will be held online bi-weekly (twice a month), and each session will include two speakers, with 14 in total. While the seminar will be offered to HU students in the modules Free Choice and ÜWP (überfachlicher wahlpflichtbereich with 4 LP), the lectures are also open to the public.

How to apply:

If you are interested in presenting your work at the (Re)Forming Methodologies: International Student Lecture Series on Gender and Sexuality Studies, please submit your proposal to us by no later than 13 September 2020. / midnight (CET)

For further information, including application details, please see the PDF.

Aankondiging symposium 30 jaar abortuswetgeving in België – Gent – 29 oktober 2020

Liberas en CAVA organiseren op donderdag 29 oktober te Gent een interdisciplinair symposium naar aanleiding van 30 jaar abortuswetgeving in België. Het symposium maakt een stand van zaken op van het academisch onderzoek en de praktijk in België maar kijkt ook vooruit. Panels met specialisten uit verscheidene disciplines benaderen zwangerschapsafbreking en abortuswetgeving vanuit historisch, juridisch, politiek, ethisch/moreel en sociaal perspectief. Geografisch ligt de focus op België, maar steeds met aandacht voor de internationale context. De studiedag wordt afgesloten met een debat.

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SVR Breaks the Internet. International Student Conference on Gender & Sexuality. 4-5 JULY, 1-8 (CET)

The SVR Gender Studies is a platform for students, especially those in the early stages of study, to practice presenting their gender–related research topics, get inspired by their peers’ work, and exchange feedback with other students in a collegial, constructive, and transdisciplinary environment.

While last semester we invited 7 speakers to present their topic during 14 weeks, and our programme offered 2 credit-points under the module “Free Choice” (module 6 in B.A., module 8 in M.A.) for gender studies students at HU Berlin, this semester we are very pleased to inform you about our first-ever online conference in which 15 speakers will present their exciting projects with 3 panel discussions, 1 lecture, and 1 workshop during 2 days of conference.

As SVR Gender Studies values the collective praxis and process over product, it serves several goals: (1) it motivates students to be more active and reflect upon the knowledge they have gained in their studies, and 2) by acknowledging student research, knowledge production in academia can be more inclusive and democratic.

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On the occasion of International Women’s Day, RHEA (Research Centre on Gender, Diversity & Intersectionality), Crosstalks, Research Events and the Equality Team organize a new edition of the Gender Week! This year, almost two weeks of reflection and debate about power and resistance, inclusion and equality in academia, sexual harassment, racialization and embodiment. The various lectures and seminars offer an intersectional and feminist approach. We invite you to engage and participate! Discover the program below and check updates at our website!


Naar jaarlijkse gewoonte organiseert Jura Falconis VZW ook dit jaar een studiedag omtrent een actueel juridisch thema. De editie van dit jaar zal plaatsvinden in Leuven op vrijdag 27 maart en heeft als centraal thema ‘Gender en het Recht’.

Deze studiedag analyseert de werking van het recht vanuit een genderperspectief. In het buitenland is een dergelijke genderanalyse van het recht al langer gemeengoed, zeker in de Anglo-Amerikaanse wereld. In België is ‘gender en het recht’ daarentegen nog grotendeels onontgonnen terrein. Nochtans spelen gendervraagstukken ook in het Belgische recht een belangrijke rol. Denk maar aan de recente discussies over de legitimiteit van quota, de uitbreiding van het vaderschapsverlof, of aan de vernietiging van de Transgenderwet door het Grondwettelijk Hof. Door deze en andere actuele gendervraagstukken in één forum samen te brengen, wil deze studiedag een fundamentele en noodzakelijke bijdrage leveren aan de ontwikkeling van gender en het recht in België.

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Event: Responsible Advertising and Gender Portrayal, 25 March 2020

An event on Responsible Advertising and Gender Portrayal is taking place at the European Parliament in Brussels on March 25, 18:00 – 20:05. The event is organised by the European Advertising Standards Alliance and hosted by MEP Brando Benifei.

You may register through the online form available here by 10 March. Please find attached the official invite in this e-mail. For more information, visit our website here (draft agenda).

The event will bring together EU policy makers, advertising self-regulatory organisations, industry bodies, award winning students as well as brands committed to a responsible advertising landscape

SVR Gender Studies Conference June 2020

The Studierendenvortragsreihe (SVR) Gender Studies at HU Berlin organises a 2-day conference bringing together early-stage Gender Studies scholars from around Europe, in early June at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.

The Student Lecture Series Gender Studies is a platform for students, especially those in the early stages of study, to practice presenting their gender–related research topics, get inspired by their peers’ work, and exchange feedback with other students from various disciplines.

This lecture series serves several goals: (1) it motivates students to be more active and reflect upon the knowledge they have gained in their studies, and 2) by acknowledging student research, it aims to make knowledge production in academia more inclusive and democratic.

The conference will be held on either the 5-6 June 2020 or the 12-13 June 2020. Applications are open to BA and MA students, as well as recently-graduated people, from anywhere in the world who are working on Gender Studies-related topics from any disciplinary standpoint.

How to apply :  (no later than 31 March 2020.)

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