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Tracking the path of the Agricultural Revolution from England to Continental Europe: changes in pig husbandry from the Late Medieval to Early Modern period as a marker of socio-economic transformation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842612

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 162 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 162 806,40

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

Project description

English EN

Changes in pig husbandry as a marker of socio-economic transformation

The phenomenon known as the English Agricultural Revolution (18th century) brought significant technological changes in farming practices of England and, at a later stage, of Continental Europe; these changes are the foundation of modern food production systems and fundamentally changed human life. The EU-funded Sus.Post-Med project, by comparing data from England and Bavaria, aims at investigating A) how changes in pig management (i.e. intensification of production, introduction of intensive sty-keeping feeding regimes and new pig stock) which originated and developed in England, spread to Continental Europe and B) the way in which pig husbandry practices were influenced by, and adapted to, the changing economy and society that characterized the transition between the Late Medieval and Early Modern period (1400-1800 AD).

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Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Address

Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 162 806,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 842612

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 162 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 162 806,40

Coordinated by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany