About Geos


Global Epistemologies and Ontologies (GEOS) is a research project of the Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation (KTI) Group of Wageningen University. Our work brings together philosophical and empirical research on global negotiations of knowledge and social-environmental challenges. We aim to understand heterogeneous knowledge about socio-environmental systems by equally heterogeneous actors from Indigenous farmers to laboratory scientists.

Bringing together approaches from ethnobiology and political ecology to philosophy of science and social epistemology, we aim to contribute to critical reflexivity in debates about global challenges such as biodiversity, food production, and public health. Furthermore, we aim to reimagine philosophy as action research that contributes to interventions into social-environmental processes through dialogue with both empirical science and local communities about epistemological and ontological questions.

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Seminar

June 10  2021, 17.00 - 18.30 (CET)

GEOS organizes the fourth seminar with Helen Anne Curry. The title of this seminar is Local Seeds and Global Needs: Ethnobotany, Agroecology, and the History of In Situ Conservation in Agriculture.

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  • The GEOS webinar is back after a summer break and we are very excited to invite you to Pascah Mungwini's lecture "Emancipative dialogues and the African philosophical practice" on Oct 14, 5 pm - 6.30 pm CET. To request the zoom link, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Don't miss Bagele Chilisa's talk this Thursday: "Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies of the Global South: Learning from Our Stories" To receive the zoom link, register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. twitter.com/ProjectGeos/st…
  • The last GEOS seminar before the summer break is approaching: Bagele Chilisa (Univ. of Botswana) will talk about "Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies of the Global South: Learning from Our Stories" - Thu July 8, 5-6.30 pm. To register, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Also, don't miss our upcoming seminar with @hacurry this Thursday at 5 pm CET: "Local Seeds and Global Needs: Ethnobotany, Agroecology, and the History of In Situ Conservation in Agriculture" To register, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • The recording of our seminar with @geoffbil is now on youtube: "Geoff Bil: Imperial vernacular - phytonymy, philology and disciplinarity in the Indo-Pacific, 1800–1900" Thanks for the fascinating talk, Geoff! youtube.com/watch?v=oXpWBI…

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Wageningen University and Research