Insecten en Maatschappij/Insects & Society (English below)

We lezen regelmatig dat insecten onder druk staan. Sterke populatieachteruitgang wordt op diverse plekken geregistreerd. Het motto van het Laboratorium voor Entomologie is al decennia: Zonder insecten geen leven op aarde! Insecten scheppen niet alleen de voorwaarden voor ons bestaan op deze planeet, maar zijn ook een onuitputtelijke bron van inspiratie voor mensen. Insecten zijn lekker, belangrijk, mooi en nuttig. Wat wil een mens nog meer?
Deze lezingenserie wordt één keer per 2 jaar georganiseerd. De volgende editie zal van januari tot maart 2019 plaatsvinden. De voertaal is Engels.
 

Insects and Society

Considerable declines in insect populations are reported frequently and for various places on Earth. The motto of the laboratory of Entomology at Wageningen University and Research has long been: No life on Earth without insects! Insects do not only provide the conditions for life on this planet but they are also an profound source of inspiration for people. Insects are delicious, important, beautiful, useful and provide important ecosystem services. What else do we want?

From 9 January till 13 March 2019 the lecture series Insects and Society will be organised in the Forum building on Wageningen Campus.
This lecture series provides a broad view of the role of insects in society with lectures by specialists at the boundaries of biodiversity, nutrition, culture, technical sciences, agriculture and entomology. There are ample opportunities to enjoy insects, if only we have an open mind for this. Insects can transmit deadly diseases but also help solving murders. Insects provide inspiration to artists, as well as the designers of men’s toilets. These and many more topics feature in Insects and Society. Click here for the full programme

Programme Insects and Society 2017: 20:00-22:00 h in Room C222, Forum Building (room open at 19:30)

Programme Insects and Society 2019: 20:00-22:00 h in Room C222, Forum Building (room open at 19:30)

9 January 2019 – WHERE HAVE THE INSECTS GONE? BIODIVERSITY AT RISK?
16 January 2019–THE FASCINATING AND AMAZING WORLD OF INSECTS
23 January 2019 – INSECTS IN THE CITY
30 January 2019– TO BEE OR NOT TO BEE
20 February 2019– INSECTS TO FEED THE WORLD
27 February 2019- INSECTS IN CULTURE
6 March 2019– INSECTS AND TECHNOLOGY
13 March 2019– INSECTS AND HUMAN HEALTH


Course Insects and Society


To follow the course Insects and Society (ENT-51803) you need to attend all lectures and write an essay on a topic in which insects and society feature, e.g. insects and children books, insects and black magic, insects and pop music, insects and paintings, insects and science fiction etc etc
Registration for Insects and Society (ENT-51803) can be done via SSC.