18/05/2022 – GTD Colloquium- Refugees and Migrants (In)Visibility: The Case of the Balkans

The recent “migrant wave” in Europe (2015) has reiterated at least a two-sided perspective on the representational power of images. Images of migrants and/or refugees were a) either instrumentalized in depicting a threat to the nation-state (Sassken, 1992) or were…

20/04/2022 – GTD/MUSTS Colloquium

The past couple decades have seen a global and transnational turn in many of the subfields of science and technology studies, particularly anthropology and history of science and technology. While it has always been obvious that many scientific and technological…

09/02/2022 – GTD Colloquium: Laeticia Cesarino

On the 9th February at 2.30 pm (CET) Laeticia Cesarino, Professor of Anthropology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, will present the GTD Colloquium. To attend click here.  

12/01/2021 – GTD Colloquium on Labour Dynamics in the Mining Industry

On the 12 January the fourth GTD colloquium with Benjamin Rubbers of Université de Liège will take plac. It will be on zoom. He will be presenting to us research from his collaborative ERC funded project WORKinMINING undertaken in Zambia…

24/11/2021 – GTD Colloquium on The Battle for Remittances: (Digital) Financial Inclusion and Market Construction in Senegal and Ghana

While international and, to a lesser extent, domestic remittances have long been considered an untapped market for development finance, a wide-ranging set of private sector actors, from microfinance institutions and Fintechs to international banks and giant incumbent companies such as…

22/09/2021 – First GTD Colloquium of the Academic Year

The first GTD colloquium of the academic year will be hosted on September from 4-6 pm. It will occur on campus at Grote Gracht 76 1.02. The colloquium will be given by Dr Rodrigo Fernandez from the Center for Research on Multinational…

19/05/2021- GTD Colloquium: Dr. Sara de Wit

Title of Presentation How climate change travels to sub-Saharan Africa: The anthropology of forecasting, future-making and anticipation in humanitarianism?   Contemporary discourse on climate change and the Global South largely unfolds through the tropes of vulnerability and crisis. Sub-Sahara Africa…

17/03/2021 – GTD Colloquium by Dr Jamie Doucette

The title of the talk is: The political economy of (in)coherence: Development narratives, Anxious practitioners, and Asian emerging donors. For more information and the link please click here. AbstractThis talk examines the politics of expertise within the field of international…

23/10/2019 – GTD Colloquium: Evelyn Ersanili

On 23 October 2019, from 15.30-17.00 a Globalisation, Transnationalism & Development Colloquium will take place. The lecture will be held by Dr. Evelyn Ersanilli (University of Amsterdam)  and is on the topic of “Why do origin states fend for the…

GTD Colloquium: ‘Between Rootedness and Rootlessness: Liberia, Migration and Dual Citizenship’

Topic: ‘Between Rootedness and Rootlessness: Liberia, Migration and Dual Citizenship’ Participant: Robtel Pailey (University of Oxford) When: Wednesday February 6, 2019, from 15:30-17:00 Where: Spiegelzaal, GG 80-82 (Soiron building) Abstract:Within the last decade alone, large-scale emigration has emboldened approximately half of all African states…