…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 email@example.com. You will find some more information about the project in our Flyer.
Event Presentation of the “BioMentalitäten” survey by the BMBF junior research group flumen followed by a panel discussion on 21 September 2023. More
Junior Scientists Flumen’s research assistants Linda von Faber and Moritz Harzbecher accepted into Honours Programme for research-oriented students More
Lecture Jana Holz, Lilian Pungas and Matthias Schmelzer at the 9th international Degrowth Conference in Zagreb, 29 August – 02 September. More
Lecture Martin Fritz at the colloquium on the history of science at the Ernst-Haeckel-Haus of the FSU Jena, 22 June 2023 See post
Presentation Martin Fritz and Linda von Faber at KSG Erfurt on “Inequalities in the context of energy crisis and socio-ecological transformation”, 31 May 2023 See post
Article Flumen in the MDR Climate Update issue #91 of 02 June. “And where do you like to bubble around?” To the article
Interview „Von Yuppies, Ökos, Egos und dem kleinen Mann“ – Interview with Jana Holz and Martin Fritz in the taz | 13 May 2023. To the article
Save the Date & Call for Participation Sociological Forest Symposium at FSU Jena, 01 December 2023 More
Workshop As part of the transfer event in Finland Jana Holz co-organizes the workshop “(Bio)diversity in forests” from 16 to 17 May in Jyväskylä. More
Interview Dennis Eversberg in “Studio 9” in Deutschlandfunk Kultur | 29 March 2023. More
Matthias Schmelzer and Melissa Büttner in “Zeitfragen.Feature” of Deutschlandfunk Kultur | 29 March 2023. More
Presentation Jana Holz presents her paper “Paradox relationships with forests in Central Finland: A critical discussion from a qualitative, sociological perspective” at JYU.Wisdom lunch colloquium | 17 May 2022. More
transfer event Jana Holz presents research results in Finland | 15 -26 May 2023. More
Scientific Coffee “Human-Forest-Relationships” Next Scientific Coffee with Peeter Vihmar (Estonian University of Life Sciences) on “Origins, peace negotiations and failures in Estonian ‘forest war'” | 15 February 2023, 1-3 p.m. CET. More
Call for Sessions The University of Helsinki is calling for abstracts and sessions for the 2023 Sustainability Science Days, May 24–26. 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
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