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Mobility and global exchange of early female eco-pioneers

Unfortunately, we have to inform you that Nives Kinunda's lecture has been canceled due to personal reasons. We are trying to reschedule it for another date, but cannot yet say anything more specific about the prospects. Fortunately, Mathilde Schmitt has offered a reading from thebook Passion und Profession, Pionierinnen des ökologischen Landbaus for the same evening:

Content of the event

Contrary to what is often conveyed, organic agriculture and horticulture was also developed and promoted by many women. They researched, experimented and published with great passion, exchanged ideas with other seekers worldwide and were involved in the founding of relevant institutions - without being remembered today.

In their book Passion and Profession , Heide Inhetveen, Mathilde Schmitt and Ira Spieker trace the life stories and achievements of 51 pioneering women. Some of the working couples, knowledge brokers and networkers portrayed will be introduced in the lecture

Language: German with English translation via Zoom


Information about the speakers

Mathilde Schmitt studied agricultural and social sciences, researched and taught at the Universities of HU Berlin, Essen, Göttingen, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Mount Holyoke (USA) as well as at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck. Her work and research focuses on rural/agricultural/environmental and food sociology, rural women's and gender studies, gender & science, inter- and transdisciplinarity. She is currently self-employed and works as a lecturer(

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