…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 under firstname.lastname@example.org. You will find some more information about the project in our Flyer.
Article Fritz, Martin et al. (2022): “Ecological ceiling and social floor: public support for eco-social policies in Sweden” More
book chapter Pungas, Lilian et al. (2022): “Same, Same but Different? The ‘Right’ Kind of Gardening and the Negotiation of Neoliberal Urban Governance in the Post-socialist City.” More
Article Schmelzer, Matthias (2022): “From Luddites to limits? Towards a systematization of growth critiques in historical perspective” More
Article Dennis Eversberg(2022): “The social-ecological transformation conflict and the Socialist Youth in Germany 2022” More
Article Dennis Eversberg(2022): „Klimarassismus – Neue Polarisierung oder ,innerimperiale Kämpfe reloaded‘?“ More
Article Dennis Eversberg, Philip Koch, Jana Holz, Lilian Pungas & Anne Stein (2022): Social relationships with nature: elements of a framework for socio-ecological structure analysis More
Article Pungas, Lilian (2022): Who stewards whom? A paradox spectrum of human–nature relationships of Estonian dacha gardeners. More
Research colloquium “Sustainability and Social Transformation” in the winter semester 2022/23 More
transfer event Lilian Pungas discusses first research results in Eastern Estonia | 8 & 11 September 2022
Scientific Coffee Human-Forest-Relationships Next scientific coffee with Maija Halonen from the University of Eastern Finland: “Socio-economic forest relations in Northern peripheries” on 1 June 2022, 1-3 pm CET. More
Workshop Mental Infrastructures of Modern Fossil and Bio-based Societies | Workshop | 19 & 20 May 2022. more
Next Scientific Coffee Human-Forest-Relationships with M.Sc. Dominik Menton-Enderlin from Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA): „Basically this is all my forest“ | 6 April 2022, 1-3 pm CET, more
presentation Martin Fritz and Max Koch present their paper “Habitus and Climate Change: Exploring support and resistance to sustainable welfare and social–ecological transformations in Sweden” online at the Lund University on 30 September 2021. More
Discussion Matthias Schmelzer takes part in a panel discussion on climate policy on 22 April 2021 as part of the Climate & Economics Workshop of the Institut für Sozioökonomie der Universität Duisburg
Presentation Matthias Schmelzer presents his paper „From Luddites to Malthus: Towards a history of growth critiques“ on 21 April 2021 at the Environmental History Week of the American Society for Environmental History.
Workshop Contested Society-Nature-Relations. Forest related Emotions, Practices & Conflicts in Times of Societal Change, 27/28 May 2021 More
presentation Jana Holz takes part in the workshop “potentials of the concept of circular economy” on March 24, 2021. More
presentation and 3MT-challenge participation Jana Holz takes part in the 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting, 17-18 March 2021. More
presentation Matthias Schmelzer participates at the workshop „The Ecology of Economic Thought“ at the Weatherhead Center/Harvard University, 03 Feb 2021. More