In October, a TRAFOBIT member Milad Abbasiharofteh spent two weeks in Budapest to collaborate on a new joint project on the driving forces of incremental and radical inventions in European regions. During his research stay, Milad also co-organised a workshop in ANET-Lab (the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and discussed the ongoing projects of TRAFOBIT.
On October 21 and 22, 2019 the Kick-off Workshop of the junior research group TRANSECT took place at HNEE forest campus. While the first day of the workshop was dedicated to past and current agricultural transformations, the second one highlighted future thematical and methodological pathways in the TRANSECT context.
After opening remarks by Michael Spies and two professors from the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, Martin Welp and Pierre Ibisch, participants provided glimpses into their work and gave thus important access points and food for thought for our research: Irna Hofman from University of Oxford presented her research work on Chinese farming in Tajikistan, posing important methodological questions of how Chinese engagement can be adequately grasped while avoiding generalisations. Based on his long-standing expertise, Martin Petrick from Gießen University demonstrated the added value of social science with regard to agricultural change across Central Asia. Nazia Yasmin from Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam elaborated upon household-based bioeconomy solutions in Pakistan, focusing on her work on micro-level biogas production from livestock manure. more
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Presentation at the Kick-Off Workshop of the BMBF Junior Research Group TRANSECT Agrarian Transformations and Social-Ecological Complexities – Local Bioeconomy Scenarios in Central and South Asia, 21.-22.10.2019
Milad Abbasiharofteh attended the international workshop in Turin organised by Talent Garden Fondazione Agnelli. The aim of the workshop was to focus on innovation from an evolutionary perspective. Milad’s presentation ‘The rise and fall of typical and atypical inventions in European clusters’ investigates the drivers of atypical inventions in Europe reflected in patent data.
Presentation at the „Working on the Land: Actors, Societies and Environments“ International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH), 5.9.-7.9.19
Venue: AK-Bildungshaus Jägermayrhof, Linz (Austria).