…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

First symposium on sociological forest research in German-speaking countries on December 01, 2023 in Jena

Scientific Coffee
Mónica Hernández Morcillo (HNE Eberswalde): “A Regenerative Approach to Forestry: Insights from the Indigenous Culture Kogi“, 22 Nov 2023

Celebrating international research dialogue – 2nd anniversary of Scientific Coffee Sessions “Human-Forest-Relationship”

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

Fritz, Martin & Lee, Jayeon (2023):
Introduction to the special issue: Tackling inequality and providing sustainable welfare through eco-social policies.