On this page you can find a selection of upcoming and past events organized by (members of) the Rural Sociology Group and/or in which members of the Rural Sociology Group are participating / have participated.

Upcoming events

29-30 October 2010Second European Sustainable Food Planning Conference (Brighton: University of Brighton – Faculty of Arts): Han Wiskerke (conference programme committee & co-convenor workshop Urban Agriculture), Bettina Bock (co-convenor workshop Integrating Health, Environment and Society), Petra Derkzen (co-convenor workshop Urban Food Governance) and Jan-Willem van der Schans (co-convenor workshop Urban Agriculture)

Past events (in reversed chronological order)

11-17 July 2010XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology “Sociology on the Move” (Gothenburg: Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and the University of Gothenburg): paper presented by Jan-Willem van der Schans

4-7 July 2010 9th European IFSA Symposium “Building sustainable rural future: The added value of systems approaches in times of change and uncertainty” (Vienna: University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences): papers presented by Wiebke Wellbrock, Dirk Roep and Han Wiskerke.

12 February 2010Public defence PhD Thesis “Milking drylands. Gender networks, pastoral markets and food security in stateless Somalia (Wageningen: Aula): Michele Nori (PhD candidate), Jan Douwe van der Ploeg (supervisor)

13 January 2010Public defence PhD thesis “Targeting married women in microfinance programmes: Transforming or reinforcing gender inequalities? Evidence from Ethiopia” (Wageningen: Aula): Hirut Bekele (PhD candidate), Bettina Bock (co-supervisor)

28 October 2009Public defence PhD thesis ‘The Socio-Cultural Sustainability of Animal Farming’ (Wageningen: Aula): Birgit Boogaard (PhD candidate), Han Wiskerke (supervisor), Bettina Bock (co-supervisor)

16 October 2009 – Conference ‘The Rural Idyll’ (Wageningen: Lumen – WUR building no. 100): Han Wiskerke (keynote lecture)

9 & 10 October 2009Sustainable Food Planning Conference (Almere: De Kemphaan): Han Wiskerke (conference organisation; keynote lecture)

8 & 9 October 2009Final Stakeholder Conference of the EU FP6 project ‘Welfare Quality’ (Uppsala, Sweden: Campus site Ultuna): Bettina Bock (research presentation)

8 October 2009 – Miniconference ‘ Dynamics and Robustness of Multifunctional Agriculture: Lessons from Abroad’ (Beesd: Landgoed Mariënwaerdt): Pieter Seuneke (conference organisation); Han Wiskerke (opening speech)

1 October 2009  – Workshop ‘Food & the City’ at the International Urban Planning Conference ‘MorgenTomorrow’ (Amsterdam: Westergasfabriek): Han Wiskerke (workshop convenor; opening speech)

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