03/08/2022 | From November 3 to 4, 2022, the Social Science & Humanities Strategy Group of the German Marine Research Consortium (KDM) will convene at ZMT in Bremen for its autumn meeting titled "Marine-Human Relations and the Social Humanities – Inter- and Transdisciplinary Encounters".
The meeting serves to discuss topics such as climate justice, overfishing, marine economy, or coastal interactions between citizens, scientists, and political actors around the globe.
Members of the KDM Social Science & Humanities Strategy Group as well as other interested researchers are invited to present their current research and thereby complete a fascinating kaleidoscope of activities within the strategy group.
However, for a thematically coherent debate, the organisers ask interested participants to develop abstracts with the idea in mind that your research fits into one of the following overarching topics:
- Climate Change
- Blue Economy
- International Maritime Policy
- Inter- and / or Transdisciplinary Marine Cooperation
How to take part:
Please state in your email:
- which of the five topics you’d like address with the discussion
- if you prefer an oral presentation or a poster presentation
The conference language is English.
Dr. habil. Tanja Bogusz (University of Hamburg)
Dr. Annegret Kuhn (Kiel University)
Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter (AG Institutions and Behavioural Economy, ZMT and Jacobs University)
Thursday, 3 November 2022
13:30: Welcome & News from Social Science & Humanities KDM Strategy Group
(Tanja Bogusz, Annegret Kuhn & Achim Schlüter)
14:00: Presentations and Discussions
15:45: Presentations and Discussions
17:00: Panel Discussion: Marine Social Sciences meets Marine Natural Sciences with: Dr. Marie Fujitani (WG Deliberation, Valuation and Sustainability, ZMT) and Natascha Oppelt (Kiel University)
18:00: Guided Tour of the Marine Experimental Facilty (MAREE) at ZMT
19:00: Dinner “Haus am Walde”
Friday, 4 November 2022
9:00 - 09:45: Arrival / Good mornings
9:15 – 12:30: Presentations and discussions (in-between break)
12:30: Conclusion and Outlook into Planned Activities of the Strategy Group in 2023
13:00 End of the Meeting
About the KDM Strategy Group Marine Social and Cultural Sciences
The group departs from other strategy groups in the KDM in that it does not represent a particular research area, but merely a disciplinary assembly. Members work on very different issues such as climate justice, overfishing, marine economy, or coastal interactions between citizens, scientists, and political actors around the globe.
Despite the heterogeneous objects of research, they share the assumption, that the dramatic planetary eco- systemic crisis needs a more accentuated integration of social-scientific knowledge on marine-human relations. To put forward this claim, the group has profiled a number of shared topics (see here: Marine Social and Cultural Sciences https://www.deutsche-meeresforschung.de/en/strategy/strategy-groups/social-sciences/).
The challenge on how to realise sound inter- and transdisciplinary research counts among the most crucial, yet also challenging tasks. What does it mean to work this way and which methodological, normative, organizational, as well as epistemological tools are needed to make marine social and cultural sciences more visible, and more effective as well?