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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Friday, 31 May, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, 1 June, 2019 - 17:00
Event location: 
SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building

This two-day international conference will bring together doctoral students and early-career scholars to discuss the different ways energy is and has been intertwined with economic, social, cultural and political developments and processes. The aim of the conference is to centre attention on energy as a key agent in modern and contemporary history, in contrast to its typical designation as an external subject of research exclusive to the Natural Sciences.

The conference aims to address an array of different forms of energy – carbon, geo-thermal, nuclear or electrical – and various energy sources such as oil, gas, coal, wood, wind, and water. The nature of world energy not only means that comparative analysis between different national contexts will be important, but also that papers at the conference will follow the transnational and global flows of the infrastructures, knowledge and people that form part of the construction of energy systems and assemblages.

If you would like to propose a paper for the conference, please submit a completed application form by 11 February 2019. There will be six panels, each focused on a particular theme and each consisting of speakers and discussants. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the session convenors if you require further information: