Open call: maatschappelijk online debat Rosa Luxemburg

Over het leven & het werk van Rosa Luxemburg en parallel aan de creatie van de nieuwe theatervoorstelling ,Rosa. gaan de makers, spelers en muzikanten met jou in gesprek.

Op 04 december 2020 nodigen we jou uit om deel te nemen aan het online-debat
over Rosa Luxemburg – revolutionair, socialiste, feministe en pacifiste in het Berlijn van 1900. Zijn haar stellingen vandaag de dag nog steeds relevant? Spreekt de tijd tegen haar of was ze net visionair?

Meer informatie: Open call – online debat Rosa

Vacature: two full-time PhD students

At Ghent university, in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences, we are looking for two full-time PhD students as part of an SNSF-FWO-funded project (Family Building at Advanced Parental Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach). The project is a collaboration with the Institut für Bio- und Medizinethik (IBMB), Basel (Switzerland). The candidates will closely collaborate with two researchers and a (co-)supervisor who work at the IBMB. Below, some information about the project is provided.
The PhD students will work as part of a team to conduct an explorative study of the normative and empirical literature, as well as a qualitative interview study capturing the experiences of stakeholders and their moral views concerning responsible parenthood in relation to advanced aged parents. For these positions, the separate packages and tasks for each of the PhD students will be decided in consultation with the selected candidates.

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Onderzoek wanpraktijken interlandelijke adoptie

Vanuit de VUB, UGent en UA wordt in opdracht van een expertenpanel vanuit de Vlaamse overheid momenteel een onderzoek gevoerd rond fouten, onrecht en wanpraktijken bij interlandelijke adoptie. Hierbij zullen zowel ethische, psychologische, sociaal-wetenschappelijke, historische als juridische aspecten aan bod komen.
Deze vragenlijst is een deelonderzoek waarmee we hopen een beeld te kunnen schetsen van de verschillende soorten wanpraktijken, met betrekking tot welke herkomstlanden, welke praktische en emotionele gevolgen dit kan meebrengen en welke maatregelen geadopteerden hierbij helpend achten. Met deze informatie trachten we het beleid te informeren en adviseren.
Deze zelfbeoordelingsvragenlijst gaat over de eigen ervaringen en beleving van geadopteerden rond fouten, onrechten en wanpraktijken bij interlandelijke adoptie.
Ben je interlandelijk geadopteerd, ouder dan 18 en heb je te maken gehad met onrecht, fouten of wanpraktijken bij je adoptie? Je kan je ervaringen (anoniem) delen in de vragenlijst!

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.