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2017

Conference Paper
Andrew Flachs presents "Squeezing Agrobiodiversity:  Herbicides and High Density Cropping on GM Cotton Fields in Telangana, India” at the Society for Ethnobiology Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec. 10.05-13.05.2017.

Workshop
Andrew Flachs convenes the workshop "Playing Development Roles: The Political Ecology of Performance in South Asian Agricultural Development" with the support of the Volkswagen Foundation at the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg, April 2017. [Poster pdf][Group Photo]

Media visibility
Andrew Flachs writes about monsoons and farmer adaptations in South Asia for the UK-based blog Weather Matters.

Media visibility
Andrew Flachs writes about agriculture and biodiversity in India for Voices for Biodiversity.

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents "Field Performances:  Knowledge, Cotton, and Political Ecology in Telangana, India”, at the Centre for International Environmental Studies Lunch Seminar Series at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, 30.03.2017.

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents “Applying Anthropology:  Investigating Sustainable Development on Cotton Farms in Telangana, India” at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois, 20.02.2017.

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents his research "Cultivating Knowledge: Learning to Farm on Genetically Modified and Organic Cotton Fields in Telangana, India", to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, USA 17.02.2017

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents "Developing Knowledge:  GMOs, Organic Agriculture, and International Development in Telangana, India”  at East Anglia University, Norwich, United Kingdom, 14.02.2017.

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents his research "Cultivating Knowledge: Learning to Farm on Genetically Modified and Organic Cotton Fields in Telangana, India", to the Department of Anthropology, Smith College, USA, 06.02.2017

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents his research "Living and Dying Soils: Natural Farming and the Ontological Politics of Soil Care in South India" at the workshop "Knowing Soils: An Anthropology of Agricultural Knowledge", at Tübingen University, 27.-28.01.2017

Invited Lecture
Andrew Flachs presents his research "Cultivating Knowledge: Agricultural Learning and the Mixed Methods Toolkit in Telangana, India", to the Department of Anthropology, Purdue University, USA, 26.01.2017

Seminar
Daniel Münster co-organises the lecture series "Environmental Humanities: Multidisciplinary Perspectives" in winter term 2016/17. Among the invited scholars are Bram Büscher (Wageningen University), Heather Paxson (MIT, Department of Anthropology), Franklin Ginn (University of Bristol), Heather Swanson (Aarhus University, AURA project), and Andrew Flachs (Heidelberg University).

2016

Media Coverage
Rhein Neckar Zeitung reports about research of Andrew Flachs at JRG 'Agrarian Alternatives'

Seminar
Andrew Flachs teaches “Readings in Political Ecology and Alternative Agriculture” for students in: MA Transcultural Studies, MA Ethnologie, MA Health and Society in South Asia, at Heidelberg University, WiSe 2016-17 

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Cultivating Hope in South India: The Affective Ecologies of Zero Budget Natural Farming” at Edinburgh University’s Social Anthropology Seminar Series, 18.11.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Cultivating Hope in South India: The Affective Ecologies of Zero Budget Natural Farming”  at Heidelberg University’s Department of Anthropology, Anthropology Colloquium, 22.11.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Gut and Soil: Multispecies Belonging and the Specter of Nativism in Zero Budget Natural Farming (South India)” at the workshop “Microbial relatings: A discussion of ethnographic possibilities” at Amsterdam University, The Netherlands, 04.11.2016.

Media visibility
Theresa Leisgang reports about the Terra Madre conference "Salone del Gusto" where farmers, chefs, policy makers, consumers and scientists gather to discuss pressing issues of global food systems, Turin, Italy, 22.-26.09.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster participates at the Workshop "Seeds, Soils, and Politics: Cultivating Citizenship and Governance", at the University of California, Santa Cruz, organized by Nancy N. Chen (UCSC) and Birgit Müller (CNRS, Paris), 07.-14.09.2016. The international workshop was funded by the Wenner Gren Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Workshop
Daniel Münster co-convenes (with Sita Venkateswar) the workshop "Food Futures and Agroecologies in Damaged Environments: Entangled species, sustainable livelihoods, contested knowledge" at the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference "Anthropological legacies and human futures" Milan, 20.07.-23.07.2016.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents "Affective ecologies of natural farming: cultivating hope in South India" at the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference "Anthropological legacies and human futures" Milan, 20.07.-23.07.2016.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents "Integrating the very large and the very small: digital anthropology, knowledge networks, and complex systems" with Lisa Jenny Krieg (Amsterdam University) at the 14th EASA2016 biennial conference "Anthropological legacies and human futures" Milan, 20.07.-23.07.2016.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents at the International Conference "Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C)" Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 07.07.-09.07.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents his paper "Cultivating hope in South India: The affective ecologies of natural farming" at the Research Colloquium, Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies, University of Passau, 25.05.2016.

Methods Workshop
Julia Poerting and Lisa Jenny Krieg conduct the workshop "Social Media and Digital Methods for Environmental Anthropology: Facebook, Netvizz, and Gephi" at Karl Jaspers Center, Heidelberg, 18.05.2016.

Guest Lecture
Visiting scholars Lisa Jenny Krieg and Moritz Berning (Amsterdam University) present their data driven anthropological research project "Visualizing Erowid" at Karl Jaspers Center, Heidelberg, 17.05.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents at the Spring Colloquium, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich, 10.05.2016.

Media Coverage
Rhein Neckar Zeitung reports about visit and discussions with Sarah Besky at JRG 'Agrarian Alternatives'.

Guest Lecture
Sarah Besky presents her paper “The Land in Gorkhaland: On the Edges of Belonging in Darjeeling, India” at the South Asia Institute Heidelberg, 26.04.2016.

Seminar
Daniel Münster teaches “Environmental Anthropology: Advanced Seminar on Socionatures, Agrarian Environments and Cultural Theory” for students in: MA Transcultural Studies, MA Ethnologie, MA Health and Society in South Asia, at Heidelberg University, SoSe 2016.

Honors and Awards
Julia Poerting receives grant to join the Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) project, led by anthropologist Anna Tsing. Julia will join AURA for 5 months from June to October 2016 to benefit from the interdisciplinary environment, discuss findings from her PhD research and deepen her understanding of the Anthropocene network.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents the paper “Cultivating agrarian futures: biophilia, relationality and affect among natural farmers in South India” at the Research Seminar “Agriculteurs, sols et semences dans la globalisation"  at the  EHESS, Paris, 04.04.2016.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents a paper at the conference “UNDISCIPLINED ENVIRONMENTS” International Conference of the European Network of Political Ecology (ENTITLE), Stockholm, 20.03-23.03.2016.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents a paper at the conference "Suicidology's Cultural Turn, and Beyond" at Vila Lanna, Prague, 19.-20.03.2016.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents "Naturlandbau in Indien: Krise und Neubeginn bei Kleinbauern in den Westghats, Kerala" at Die Gesellschaft für Erd- und Völkerkunde zu Stuttgart, Wannersaal des Linden-Museums, Stuttgart, 05.02.2016.

Guest Lecture
Maria Puig de la Bellacasa (University of Leicester) gives the public lecture "Soils Enlivened : Transforming Human-Soil Affections" at the Karl Jaspers Centre (Jour fixe), Heidelberg, 21.01.2016.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents "Methodenvielfalt in der geographischen Südasienforschung“ with Judith Müller at the 6th annual conference of the South Asia Study Group at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie. As a board member, Julia Poerting also represents the editors of the annual journal "Geographien Südasiens", Osnarbrück, 22.01-23.01.2016.

2015

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "After  the  agrarian  crisis:  alternative  agronomies  of  natural  farming  in  South India" at the conference "Scientification and Scientism in the Humanities" at the Center for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 25.11.-26.11.2015.

Media Coverage
Daniel Münster is interviewed by the magazine Revista Porvenir in their Agriculture issue 11/2015 (pp.56-61).

Honors and Awards
Julia Poerting receives a DAAD travel grant to present the paper "'He Has Seen the World. So Whenever He Comes Here, We Follow His Suggestions' – Responsibility and Trust in Farmer-Exporter Relationships in Northern Pakistan" at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) in Denver, USA, 18.11.-22.11.2015.

Excursion
Julia Poertring and Dr. Susanne Schmidt (Südasieninstitut) teach the excursion "Alte Landwirtschaft auf neuen Wegen?“ for students in: MA Transcultural Studies, MA Geography, MA South Asian Studies, at Heidelberg University, WiSe 2015.

Seminar
Daniel Münster teaches "Agrarian Frontiers in South and Southeast Asia", for students in: MA Transcultural Studies, MA Ethnologie, MA Health and Society in South Asia, at Heidelberg University, WiSe 2015.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "The Affective Microbiopolitics of Natural Farming: Zooming in on Microbes, Ferments and Living Soils in South India" at the 7th Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University, 07.10.-09.10.2015.
    
Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper "Brokering Scales of Environmental Knowledge: Making Sense of Organic Agriculture in Pakistan" at the 7th Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University, 07.10.-09.10.2015.

Workshop
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting organize the panel “Scales of Environmental Knowledge: Technologies, representations and power” at the 7th Annual Conference of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg University, 07.10.-09.10.2015.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper "Landnutzung in der Politischen Ökologie - methodische und konzeptionelle Herausforderungen in der Humangeographie" at the "Deutscher Kongress für Geographie" in the session "Soziomaterialität, Identitäten und Konflikte: konzeptionelle und methodische Herausforderungen der Politischen Ökologie", Berlin, 1.10.-6.10.2015.

Conference Paper
Nicole Vital presents the paper "Cultivating Perceptions: Genetically modified crops, modernity and hegemonies" at the "Deutscher Kongress für Geographie" in the session "Urbanization and food safety", Berlin 1.10.-6.10.2015.

Academic Service
Daniel Münster nominated on the advisory committee of the International Conference “Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C)”, Wageningen, The Netherlands, organised by Wageningen University and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), 07.07.-09.07.2016.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "Agrarian crisis and natural farming: cultivating of hope in South India"  at the biannual conference of the German Anthropological Association. "Crises: reconfigurations of life, power and worlds", Marburg 30.09.2015.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper "Neighborhood farmers markets as spaces of hope for urban elites: moral consumption and exchange in urban Pakistan" at the biannual conference of the German Anthropological Association. "Crises: reconfigurations of life, power and worlds", Marburg 30.09.-3.10.2015.

Workshop
Daniel Münster organizes the workshop “Crises and Alternatives: Ethnographies of hope in the age of capital” at the biannual conference of the German Anthropological Association. "Crises: reconfigurations of life, power and worlds", Marburg 30.09.-03.10.2015.

Honors and Awards
Theresa Leisgang receives DAAD 'PROMOS' scholarship for three months of fieldwork in South India from September 2015 to December 2015 on the topic of biodynamic farming.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper “Vulnerability as descriptive category: Some thought on ethnography in an agrarian-suicide-crisis landscape" at the roundtable discussion on “Interpreting Vulnerabilities”, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich, 03.07.2015.

Guest Lecture
Dr. Laura Rival (University of Oxford) gives the public lecture “Towards an Anthropology of Nature, Society and Development”, at the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), 29.06.2015.
 
Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper “After the neoliberal crisis: Rural dispossession and the politics of Food Sovereignty in Kerala (South India)”, at the 7th Annual International ADI Conference on Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia, University of Copenhagen, 25.06.2015.
 
Conference Paper
Visiting scholar Manoj Misra presents the paper “Food Security, Rice Monoculture and Malnutrition: Evidence from a Qualitative Study” at the 7th Annual International ADI Conference on Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia, University of Copenhagen, 25.06.2015.
 
Conference Paper
Saee Haldule presents the paper “Reclaiming Food Sovereignty in an Adivasi Village (Maharashtra)” at the 7th Annual International ADI Conference on Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia, University of Copenhagen, 24.06.2015.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper “Farmers Markets in Urban Pakistan: Moral Consumption for Elites?” at the 7th Annual International ADI Conference on Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia, University of Copenhagen, 24.06.2015.
 
Workshop
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting organize the panel "Producing food sovereignty: Reclaiming healthy, tasty and local foodways in Asia” at the 7th Annual International ADI Conference on Food, Feeding and Eating In and Out of Asia, University of Copenhagen, 24.06.-26.06.2015.
 
Guest Lecture
Rita Brara (Delhi University) gives the public lecture “Digging Deep: Agriculture issues before the national green tribunal, India”, at the Karl Jaspers Centre (KJC), 18.06.2015.
 
Guest lecture
Visiting scholar Dr. Manoj Misra (University of Alberta) gives the public lecture "Farming in an uncertain era: Neoliberalism, Climate change and Small-holder Agriculture in Bangladesh", at the Karl Jaspers Centre (KJC), 11.06.2015.
 
Guest Lecture
Gaurang Sahay (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) gives the public lecture “Has Rural India Witnessed the End of ‘Landlordism’? Land, caste and class relations in the villages of Bihar”, at the South Asia Institute (SAI), 08.06.2015.
 
Guest Lecture
Visiting scholar Filippo Bertoni (Aarhus University) gives the public lecture “Global Worming: World systems, earth worm systems, and engaging science”, at the Karl Jaspers Centre (KJC), 28.05.2015.
 
Visiting Scholar
Filippo Bertoni (Aarhus) is a visiting scholar at the JRG Agrarian Alternatives, Heidelberg, 26.05-04.06.2015.
 
Visiting Scholar
Manoj Misra (U Alberta) is a visiting scholar at the JRG Argarian Alternatives. While at Heidelberg, Dr. Misra works on a manuscript with the title: "Climate change, globalization and smallholder farming: An ethnographic study of gendered-dimension of agrarian crisis in Bangladesh", 01.05.-30.06.2015.

Lecture Series
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting organize the lecture series "Advances in Agrarian Studies" at Heidelberg University, 28.05.-18.06.2015.

Invited Lecture
Haldule Saee presents “अन्न सुरक्षा, अन्न सार्वभौमत्व आणि आपण (Food security, food sovereignty and us)” at OFSG workshop (India). 23.04.-25.04.2015.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper “Spiritual farming and the demons of the market: Affect and critique in a South Indian food sovereignty movement” in the panel: Affective Ecologies, Living Economies and Alternate Ways of Valuing Nature at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago, 21.04.-25.04.2015.
 
Seminar
Daniel Münster teaches “The Anthropology of Food and Agriculture: Science, socionature, and the limits of capitalism”, for students in: MA Transcultural Studies, MA Ethnologie, MA Health and Society in South Asia, at Heidelberg University, SoSe 2015.
 
Seminar
Julia Poerting teaches "Einführung in die Agrargeographie Südasiens" for students in: BA Geography, at Heidelberg University,  SoSe 2015.
 
Seminar
Daniel Münster teaches “Colloquium Agrarian Studies“, Colloquium for doctoral students and advanced MA, Heidelberg University, SoSe 2015.
 
Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Silent Monsoon: Pesticides and vernacular eco-critique in agrarian South India” at the Workshop: “Pesticides and Global Health: Research, Collaboration and Impact”, Durham University, 10.02.-11.02.2015.
 
Conference Paper
Nicole Vital presents “Seeds of Paradox: Genetically Modified Crops, Modernity and Policy in India” at Arbeitskreis Südasien: 5. Jahreskonferenz, Göttingen, Germany, 23.01-24.01.2015.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper “Who controls the land in certified organic farming? Discerning the divide between de jure and de facto land control” at Arbeitskreis Südasien: 5. Jahreskonferenz, Göttingen, Germany, 23.01-24.01.2015.

2014

Academic Service
Daniel Münster is elected as a member of the Study Programme Council (Fachrat) of the MA Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University, 15.12.2014.

Invited Lecture
Julia Poerting presents “Farmers’ Markets in Islamabad and Lahore – Creating a link between consumers and organic producers?" at the International Academic forum Heidelberg (IWF), “Pakistan: Parallel Narratives of the Nation-State", South Asia Institute Heidelberg, 01.-03.12.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Soils, Microbes and Native Cows: The (Micro)biopolitics of agrarian ecotopia in South India” at the Institute for  Cultural and Social Anthropology , University of Lucerne, 19.11.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Ökotopie und agronomischer Pluralismus: Ethnologische Perspektiven auf eine alternative Landwirtschaftsbewegung in Südindien”, at the Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE), Heidelberg University, 10.11.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Cultivating Hope: Agrarian crisis and the cultural politics of food sovereignty in South India” at the Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles, 09.10.2014.

Honors and Awards
Daniel Münster is a Short Term Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley, Department of Anthropology, 15.08.-11.10.2014

Workshop
Daniel Münster and Birgit Müller organize the panel “Soils, Seeds and Capitalism: Political agronomy and the intimacies of farming", at the 13th Biannual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Tallinn, Estonia. 31.07.-03.08.2014.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "Microbes against the Market: Alternative agronomy, intimate human-soil relationships and the cultivation of food sovereignty among Kerala's zero budget natural farmers" at the 13th Biannual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), “Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution: Innovation and Continuity in an Interconnected World”, Tallinn University, Estonia. Panel 38: Soils, seeds and capitalism: Political agronomy and the intimacies of farming, 31.07.-03.08.2014.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting  presents the paper "Farming in High mountains for High-end Markets: Certified organic agriculture and agrarian change in Baltistan, Pakistan” at the 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), “Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution. Innovation and Continuity in an Interconnected World”, Tallinn University, Estonia. Panel 38: Soils, seeds and capitalism: Political agronomy and the intimacies of farming, 31.07.-03.08.2014.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "Cultivating Ecotopia: Alternative agricultures and the Anthropology of the Future" at the International Summer School “Politics of Near Futures: Possibilities, prophecies, prognosis”, Heidelberg University, 27.07.-01.08.2014

Summer School
Daniel Münster, Kerstin von Lingen, Katja Rakow and Sophie Roche organize the Summer School: "The Politics of Near Futures Prognoses, prophecies, possibilities" at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" Heidelberg. 27.07.-01.08.2014.

Guest Lecture
Nina Osswald gives the public lecture "Die indische Biobewegung zwischen Graswurzeln und Kommerz" at the Karl Jaspers Centre (KJC), 16.07.2014.

Guest Lecture
Ursula Rao (University of Leipzig) gives the public lecture "Indian Health Futures: Computer technology, media markets, and the risk of treatment after utopian reform" at the Karl Jasper Centre (KJC), 08.07.2014.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "Towards Agrarian Utopia: A natural farming movement and the politics of  native cows in Kerala" at the annual meeting of the South Asian Anthropologists Group (SAAG), Brunel University, UK, 02.-04. 07.2014.

Collaboration
Daniel Münster is a Collaborator in the Research Project “Pesticides and global health: an ethnographic study of agrochemical lives”, The Welcome Trust (UK), Principle Investigator: Dr. Tom Widger (University of Durham).

Internship
Saee Haldule, selected for an Internship at the United Nations Office at Geneva UNOG Institutional Memory Section, between  01.07.2014 - 30.09.2014.

Invited Lecture
Julia Poerting presents “Organic Agriculture in Pakistan - Challenges and possibilities” at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan, 20.04.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Krise und Neubeginn. Alternative Landwirtschaften bei Kleinbauern in Südindien” at the Institut für Ethnologie, University of Bern, 15.05.2014.

Invited Lecture
Julia Poerting presents “Organic Agriculture in Pakistan - Producers, consumers and the market” at the lecture series "D4D - Dialogue for Development",  Lok Sanjh, Islamabad, Pakistan, 13.05.2014.

Academic Service
Daniel Münster is nominated a member of  the Editorial Advisory Board of “Palli Charcha”-A Journal of Rural Studies (India), 26.03.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Agrarian Alternatives in the Western Ghats (Kerala): Agrarian crisis and farming experiments between high Tech and Heritage” at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, India, 06.02.2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Agro-Ecological Double Movements? Alternative agricultures after the neoliberal crisis in the Western Ghats (Kerala)” at the International Seminar on Agrarian Transition in India, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University, India 28.01.2014.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting  presents the paper “(Zertifizierte) ökologische Landwirtschaft in Pakistan – Akteursverflechtungen und Wissenszirkulation at the Arbeitskreis Südasien: 4. Jahreskonferenz, Freiburg University , 24.01.-25.01.2014.

Guest Lecture
Visiting scholar Prakash Kumar (Colorado State University) gives the public lecture "From Green Revolution to Biotech Seeds: The Meaning of Gandhian Opposition in India" at the South Asian Institute (SAI), 14.01.2014.

Visiting Scholar
Prakash Kumar (Colorado State University) is a visiting scholar at the JRG Agrarian Alternatives, Heidelberg, 13.-16.01.2014.


2013

Guest Lecture
Visiting scholar, Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University), gives the public lecture “The End of Cheap Food? Agriculture and accumulation crisis in the capitalist world-ecology” at the Karl Jasper Centre (KJC), 17.12.2013.

Visiting Scholar
Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University) is a visiting scholar at the JRG Agrarian Alternatives, Heidelberg, 16.-19.12.2013.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster, Presents the paper "Agronomic Pluralism in South India: Farming Experiments After the Neoliberal Crisis in Kerala," at the international workshop "Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of alternative agricultures in (South) Asian landscapes of crisis" at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" Heidelberg, 14.12.2013.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents the paper “Knowledge of Organic Agriculture in Pakistan - Challenging the agro-scientific discourse” at the international workshop "Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of alternative agricultures in (South) Asian landscapes of crisis" at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" Heidelberg, 14.12.2013.

Conference Paper
Saee Haldule  presents the paper “Development in Context: Food security, indigenous seed networks and the marginal agrarian social lattice in Maharashtra” at the  international workshop "Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of alternative agricultures in (South) Asian landscapes of crisis" at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" Heidelberg, 13.12.2013.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents "Cultivating Futures: Introduction to the workshop," at the  international workshop "Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of alternative agricultures in (South) Asian landscapes of crisis" at the cluster of excellence "Asia and Europe", Heidelberg. 12.12.2013.

Workshop
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting organize the international workshop "Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of alternative agricultures in (South) Asian landscapes of crisis" at the cluster of excellence "Asia and Europe”, Heidelberg. 12.-14.12.2013.

Conference Paper
Daniel Münster presents the paper "Radical Farming in South India: Experiments within and against Neoliberal Agriculture," at the Panel "New Ground for Revolutionary Engagements with Land, Food, and Capitalism" at the 112th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting 2013 in Chicago, IL on 20.-24.11.2013.

Conference Paper
Saee Haldule presents “Silent Defiance. Seed networks and the re-negotiation of social hierarchies in the Western Ghats of India” at the conference “New Forms of Agriculture: Ordinary practices, public debate and social critique”,  Dijon, France, 20.-21.11.2013.

Conference Paper
Julia Poerting presents “Certified Organic Agriculture in Pakistan - Circulating, and applying knowledge and practice” at the conference “New Forms of Agriculture: Ordinary practices, public debate and social critique", Dijon, France, 20.-21.11.2013.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Alternative Agricultures in South India: Farming experiments between high-tech and heritage”. Abteilung Geschichte, South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University, 05.11.2013

Honors and Awards
Julia Poerting awarded the SAI-Award 2013 for her master's thesis in the field of Geography. The prize is awarded by the South Asia Institute (SAI) of Heidelberg University for outstanding theses of SAI graduates, 24.10.2013.

Seminar
Daniel Münster teaches “Research Design”, a colloquium for doctoral students and advanced MA, Universität Heidelberg, WiSe 2013/2014.

Seminar
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting teach “Cultivating Theory: Transcultural Approaches in Agrarian Studies”, MA Transcultural Studies, MA Ethnologie, MA Health and Society in  South Asia, Universität Heidelberg, WiSe 2013/2014.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Postkoloniale Ethnographie der Gegenwart?” plenary lecture at the Biannual Conference of the German Anthroplogicial Association (GAA/DGV). Plenary I "Ethnologie im 21. Jahrhundert”, Mainz University, 03.10.2013.

Workshop
Daniel Münster, Saee Haldule and Julia Poerting  organize the workshop "Organic Agriculture in South Asia: Motifs, Actors, Dynamics" at the Karl Jaspers Center, Heidelberg, 11.06.2013.

Invited Lecture
Daniel Münster presents “Postkoloniale Ethnographie der Gegenwart? Institutskolloquium "Grundfragen der Ethnologie revisited oder Was ist heute noch Ethno an der Ethnologie", Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Mainz University, 04.06.2013.

Workshop
Julia Poerting helps organize the conference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies "Society and Environment in Ladakh: Historical Perspectives and Recent Dynamics" at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg  as a research assistant for Dr. Juliane Dame, at the  South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, 16.04.2013.

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