…to the BMBF junior research group “Mentalities in flux: imaginaries and social structure in modern circular bio-based societies”.

From a sociological and historical perspective, we study how people’s basic mindsets, attitudes, and common imaginations change through the rise of the bioeconomy. Our research explores the social consequences of energy and resource transformations that are moving societies away from the use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources and turning them towards a production based on biological materials and renewable forms of energy.

On the following pages we would like to introduce ourselves, provide some insights into our research, and inform you about our current work as well as upcoming events.

If you are interested in the topic or have questions about our research, you are welcome to contact us at flumen@uni-jena.de. You will find some more information about the project in our Flyer.

Our project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the program „Bioeconomy and Societal Change“. The website of the junior research groups provides information on the supported projects of this program.

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Latest Publications

Jana Holz at the IUFRO World Congress 2024 on the Ambiguity in “taking care of the forest” | 23-29 June 2024

„A political forest“
Jana Holz at the 5th International Forest Policy Meeting in Helsinki | 10-12 April 2024

„Social Innovations“ – Perspectives for a postfossil era: Matthias Schmelzer was interviewed by Deutschlandfunk Kultur | 13 Dec 2023
listen (in German)

Dennis Eversberg contributes to the conference on how to succeed in transformation at the Federal Chancellery
| 12 Dec 2023

Lilian Pungas (2023): Dachas rooting at the European Periphery, in: Arts of the Working Class

Martin Fritz & Dennis Eversberg (2023): Mentalities, classes and the four lines of conflict in the social-ecological transformation, in: European Political Science

Book chapter
Dennis Eversberg, Jana Holz & Matthias Schmelzer (2023)
: „Bioeconomy: a solution to the challenges of a post-fossil future?