• Zoltán Ginelli

CfP – Ecology as a Method: Multidisciplinary Workshop for Researchers of Food Systems

Frissítve: jún 26


The idea of the workshop comes from the realization that, since deepening contemporary crises are complex and interrelated, the spread of more holistic approaches in doing research is essential, regardless of the field. Ecology, as the study of complex relationships has recently been rediscovered, also in Hungary, and has started to influence various research fields. The impossibility of prioritizing between solving social and environmental problems points at the need of developing integrated and innovative critical approaches to confront the deepening crises generated by unsustainable capitalist practices. The aim is, thus, to enable scholars located in Hungary to develop new tools to understand present transformations within an ecological perspective. The workshop targets academics who are open to critical approaches, and who are willing to expand their skills in disciplinary directions other than theirs. The idea is to facilitate exchange among social and natural sciences: natural scientists participating in the event might develop a social scientific understanding in their research, while social scientists might develop those aspects of their research which require skills in natural sciences. Participants will also have the possibility of working together on projects. The proposed thematic common ground is that of food systems. The workshop is open to a limited number (max. 15) of scholars, doing research in this broad topic. This approach has the capacity to integrate food systems research in natural and social sciences, cutting through various disciplines, and bring them together to develop ongoing projects or ideas, and to form new, integrated projects in an ecological perspective.

Time and venue

The three-day event takes place during 3–5 September 2020 at Corvinus University of Budapest.


Prospective participants should apply with a research plan of 1000–1500 words, and provide some necessary information through this Google Form. The application deadline is 15 July 2020. Applicants are informed of the decision by 31 July.

The organizers, together with the workshop leaders select the applications. There will also be a waiting list with 5 places, in case an accepted participant would withdraw before the event.

For any inquiries, please contact Dorottya Mendly (mendlyd[at]

Download program in .pdf.

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