Future activities


11-14 September, Rural History 2017 Conference, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

The Interfaculty Center for Agrarian History, University of Leuven, in collaboration with the CORN (Comparative Rural History Network), jointly organize the Rural History 2017 Conference, which will be held at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), 11-14 September 2017. The EURHO conferences aim at promoting the exchange of recent research results and fostering co-operation between scholars engaged in the history of rural Europe and of its interaction with other parts of the world, from ancient times up to the present.  Hence, the conference in Leuven will contain interesting proposals within a broad range of themes and covering different historical periods and regions. Team member Tine De Moor will be the presenting author of the paper 'Modelling institutional dynamics in historical commons',  co-authored by Miguel Laborda Pemán, Giangiacomo Bravo, and Amineh Ghorbani.

> Conference website


11-15 September, Summer School#2 'Making Public Domain' (Antwerp, Belgium)

Summer School #2 ‘Making Public Domain' will examine how public domain can be made and what role art can play in this. Public space does not actually exist, but must constantly be created and activated. Which strategies then - artistic, civil, activist, social, political, legal, etc - are able to generate public space? An interdisciplinary group of participants and guests (among whom Tine De Moor) will tackle a different theme every day, by means of workshops, lectures, artistic interventions and case studies. Summer school participants will be actively involved in a 5-day exchange between artists and experts unraveling the concepts and practice of ‘making public domain’. Summer School #2 is part of the research project ‘Making Public Domain’ by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA) and is jointly organized by ARIA & Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Middelheim Museum, Kunsthal Extra City, Kunstcel (Departement Cultuur, Jeugd, Media), and Kunstenpunt

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15 September, Seminar/Course lecture Curriculum CAS in Applied Economics (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Tine De Moor will be one of the guest lecturers in the part 'Die kulturelle Dimensionen der Wirtschaft' ['The cultural dimensions of economic activity'] of the Curriculum CAS in Applied Economics of the University of Zurich. Her lecture is entitled 'A culture of collectivities? The power of citizens in dealing with market failure’. Please note that this lecture is part of the CAS Curriculum and therefore not open to the general public.

> More info (in German)


14-17 September, 4th WINIR Conference 'Institutions & Open Societies' (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

On September 14-17, the researchers involved with Utrecht University's Strategic Theme 'Institutions for Open Societies' will be hosting the 4th WINIR Conference, which will focus on the theme 'Institutions & Open Societies'. Democracies and open societies have recently suffered a number of setbacks. As the adverse impacts of financial crises, inequalities in wealth and income, globalized trade and capital mobility have become more pronounced the world is increasingly threatened by authoritarian populism. In this context of turmoil, many of the accepted doctrines and policies that had previously been taken for granted have been challenged, and concerns have been raised regarding the possible futures of economically and politically "open societies". The Fourth WINIR Conference is set against this backdrop. The conference will include contributions from a wide range of academic discipline that address the challenges and dynamics of the economic, political, legal and social institutions of our time. Several of our research team members are involved in the preparations for this conference

> Conference website


12 October, PBL Academie Lezing, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (The Hague, The Netherlands)

On October 12, Tine De Moor will deliver one of the keynote lectures at the PBL Academie Lezing ['PBL Academic Lecture']. This lecture is organized every 6 months by the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and is aimed at experts and policy makers in the field of environmental assesment and social transition developments. The focus of the October 2017 meeting will be on the interaction between institutional policies and informal urban networks.

More info will follow in due time

Previous activities

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