The colloquium „Nachhaltigkeit und gesellschaftliche Transformation“ takes place online, 10-12 a.m. at the following link https://uni-jena-de.zoom-x.de/
Please find the full programm here and the next dates and speakers below:
First Symposium on Sociological Forest Research in Germany
On December 01, 9:30-17:00 flumen is hosting the first sociological forest symposium in Jena.
We have received many exciting submissions that promise a diverse programme of talks, pitches and a keynote. The symposium will bring together sociologists from German-speaking countries who work on interesting forest topics (or who have an interest in forests).
We would like to use the symposium to strengthen networking and exchange and to anchor sociological forest research in the research landscape. Currently, we plan to use the symposium as a kick-off event to build up a network on forest sociology. We envision regular (online) events and exchange. We would like to start this with a first online meeting in January 2024. If interested: email@example.com
Click here for the programme.
Jana Holz (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Sociology, flumen),
Ronja Mikoleit (Social Change Unit of the Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg),
Anna Saave (Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics, BioMaterialities)
Ronja Schröder (Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Institute for Social Sciences, AG Social Theory)
Unfortunately, due to capacity reasons, registrations for the event are already closed.
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Within the Scientific Coffee “Human-Forest-Relationships” we present:
Input: Mónica Hernández Morcillo, Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development
Title: A Regenerative Approach to Forestry: Insights from the Indigenous Culture Kogi
Today, as the multiple planetary crises converge irrupting our daily life and threatening our existence, we are increasingly becoming aware of our interdependence with nature. A core cause of the unprecedented degradation of the planet lies in our perceptions as separated from nature. As the changing environment emerges, we are faced with the urgent challenge of finding new ways of inhabiting and regenerating the planet. Yet, most of the current efforts are dedicated to researching and transforming the external world of policies, economies, or ecosystems, overlooking other important sources of knowledge. In this context, to reach new answers, an exchange between indigenous and scientific knowledge as well a transferences from global South to global North is urgently needed. The Kogi are one of the last civilisations on the American continent to have their cultural and spiritual identity at a quasi pre-Columbian level to this day. They hold a deep understanding of the interrelationships in nature that we, with our scientific methods are beginning to understand. This enables them to assess the effects of human interventions in nature and makes them an invaluable ally in the search for effective and motivating sustainable pathways for the future of forestry.
Let’s sit and talk in the scientific café! The “Scientific Coffee HFR” sessions give room for open and relaxed discussions on current research subjects related to human and society relations to forests. It warmly welcomes all interested in forest-related research to join online sessions.
If you are interested in contributing to the “Scientific Coffee HFR”, please contact either judith.kiss(at)uni-jena.de or tuulikki.halla(at)uef.fi with info on your subject (title and short abstract) and a preferred Wednesday (13-15 CET / 14-16 EET).
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Climate change has become a key theme of our time. While there is enough scientific knowledge and great public awareness, governments and citizens fail to tackle the crisis. Meanwhile, we know that the climate crisis requires not only an ecological transformation but also a profound project of social change, known as socio-ecological transformation. At this conference, our concern relates directly to the societal and political dimension of climate change. What is and should the state and particularly the political system be doing? What to expect from economic actors, societal organizations, social movements, and Non-Governmental Organizations, as well as citizens in this regard? What has been and can be the contribution of the social sciences to the proper consideration and to face up to this looming threat? We bring together scholars working on these issues in order to explore climate change from this broad, theoretical perspective.
The conference will take place at the Latin American Institute from February 2 to February 4, 2023.
If you would like to attend the conference, please register: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the full conference program here.
Feb 02, 2023 – Feb 04, 2023
Miriam Boyer will give a talk on: “Welche Natur wird hier (nicht) sichtbar? Überlegungen im Anschluss an die marxsche Kritik der politischen Ökonomie”.
Contribution to the workshop: Propertisierung-Kommodifizierung-Kommerzialisierung– Kritische Perspektiven auf Reproduktionsökonomien und Bioökonomie.
At the Free University of Berlin, on the 15. October 2022.
Keynote and Discussion with Cara Daggett (Virginia Tech)
Energy, work, and power are intertwined, both in the scientific definition of energy (the ability to do work), and in the political manifestation of human-fuel practices. Fossil fuel advocates rely upon the threat of job loss and energy dependency to mobilize affection for oil, coal or gas, but many renewable energy advocates also adopt this framework in calls for a just energy transition. Doing so helps keep modern energy cultures yoked to extractivism. In this talk, I will trace the historical emergence of the relationship between energy and work, focusing upon how work came to be understood and valued as a site of energy transformation. The energy-work ethos informed the emergent fossil fuel culture, wherein technical categories of work and waste intersect with racialized, and gendered, judgments of productivity and sloth. Thinking about energy historically suggests that shifting our fuel cultures will require a corresponding shift in (post)-industrial cultures of work and Western understandings of freedom.
We warmly invite you to this promising keynote that our Junior Research Group “Mentalities in Flux” (flumen) is organizing as part of the workshop “Mental infrastructures of modern fossil and bio-based societies”.
After registration under this link https://uni-jena-de.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4CH8N7OySBCeXqywZeWNRQ you will receive the login data for the zoom-webinar.