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2nd German Environmental Sociology Summit - Reshaping Nature: Old Limits and New Possibilities


The German Sociological Society's Section on Environmental Sociology and the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ are pleased to announce the Second German Environmental Sociology Summit in Leipzig (Germany) from November 5-7, 2009.

Conference Theme: Reshaping Nature

Environmental sociologists have long called for the reduction of the impact of modern societies on ecosystems. More recently, new research in the ecological and technical sciences, augmented by public discourse about strategies for adapting to and mitigating ecological changes caused by humans (e.g., global warming), as well as natural catastrophes (e.g., earthquakes, tsunamis), have fostered sociological research on not only the risks but also the opportunities for the social design of environmental dynamics. In light of these debates, this conference will explore sociology's potential for helping to better understand the social possibilities and limits of the "shapability" of an ever-changing natural world.

Venue: Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Registration and Fees:

Early bird (before August 1, 2009): 40€ (Students with ID - 30€)
Regular (after August 1, 2009 and on‐site registration): 50€ (Students with ID - 40€)

Registration fees include participation at all conference sessions, all conference materials, coffee & tea.

Contact information:
Johanna Hilsberg

Additional information - http://www.ufz.de/index.php?de=17540