Committee for the history of electricity and energy grants 2019 / 2020

Since 2001, the Committee for the History of Electricity has three objectives focused on the history of electricity: to conductor foster scientific research, to study and promote tangible and intangible heritage, and to share and impart knowledge. In 2013, the Committee widened its scope to become the Committee for the History ofElectricity and Energy. The Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy offers grants varying from 1,500 to 3,000 euros to graduate students.

Applications can be written in French or English.

Selection will be based on the following criteria: originality of the subject, preparation and quality of presentation of the project.

The project must deal, at least partly, with the history of electricity or energy in France, Europe or elsewhere in the world.

Payment of the grant will be conditional uponsignature of an convention. The thesis or dissertation may be written in the language chosen by the student. However, a summary in French or English must be submitted to the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy fortheses or dissertations written in any other language.

Deadline 28th October 2019.

All the details can be found here.

EAN call for panel

The Call for Panels for the 16th EASA Biennial Conference “New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe” has been launched.

The EASA conference will be held from 21-24 July, 2020 at the ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.

The official deadline for the call for panels is October 21, 2019. This means we need to have panel abstracts ready well in advance of this date. To have your panel listed as network-affiliated panel, it is necessary to first check with the EAN convenors and this year we will pick out of the proposals the official EAN panel and will affiliate the other selected panel. In the past, we have found network affiliated panels are more likely to be successful than individual submissions, so we’d encourage you to consider submitting an official EAN panel.

Many suggested themes of the conference are highly relevant to issues within energy research. You can find more details about the theme here.

Please send your panel suggestions to the EAN to Simone Abram simone.abram[at]durham.ac.uk Elisabeth Moolenaar emoolenaar[at]regis.edu and Nathalie Ortar nathalie.ortar[at]entpe.fr by October 6th. This will ensure we have time to make editorial suggestions as well as find collaborators for your panel suggestion (if need be). If you have any ideas but are unsure how to go about refining them into a panel abstract, by all means contact us to discuss the issue further.

Remember we are not responsible for the decisions of EASA, however we are offering advice and discussion of your panel ideas in order to strengthen the argument. This way we will also have an overview whether panels with similar topics are being proposed.

Please have a look at the conference webpage regarding panel formats, submission rules and other useful info. For those of you who haven’t submitted before. The guidelines state the following:

Submission rules:

  *   Panels should have at least two co-convenors (panel organisers) from different institutions, and ideally from different countries.

  *   At least one of the convenors must have a PhD degree.

  *   Delegates (those attending the conference) may only make one presentation each. It is allowed to be a co-author on additional papers if you are not the one presenting them. In addition, a delegate may also convene once (be that a plenary, panel, lab or roundtable) and be a discussant or a chair in one plenary session, panel, or roundtable. Roundtable participation counts as being a discussant, not a presenter.

  *   All convenors and presenters must be members of EASA (during 2020), and pay their subscription before the conference. You need not conform to this rule when making your proposal, but must address it after your proposal has been accepted.

  *   EASA requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as ‘closed’ sessions, although roundtables can be.

  *   When proposing an EASA network panel, please inform the network convenors of your proposal before submitting it. The network name must be appended to the title of the proposed panel. e.g. Latest research in soul kitchens [Anthropology of Food Network].

  *   All attending the conference, including panel convenors, paper presenters, discussants and chairs, will need to register and pay to attend

Selection process:

The Scientific Committee of EASA2020 will decide which proposals to accept based on:

a) compliance with ‘the rules’

b) on clarity, cohesion, reliability and academic rigour (quality) The Scientific Committee will pay attention to different anthropological traditions and topics.

  *   EASA2020 can host a maximum of 2000 delegates, which from experience suggests approximately 180 panels. This is likely to be below 50% of the number of proposals received.

  *   All proposals must be made via the online form.

  *   Proposals should consist of a panel title, a short description of <300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words.

  *   The proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added subsequently using the login environment, Cocoa. Please use the convention of Firstname Lastname (Institution). (Where convenors will take these roles, you need not re-enter their names.)

Energy social science postdoctoral research fellow at University of Queensland

About This Opportunity

The project directly relates to a project funded under the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The Future Fuels CRC reflects the vision of Australia’s gas and pipelines sector, focusing on the pivotal role that new fuels and the existing gas infrastructure will have to play in a low carbon economy. This research role is a key part of the “Enhancing acceptance and a social licence to operate future fuel infrastructure through community engagement and deliberative processes” project.

Our Ideal Candidate 

The successful appointee must have a PhD in sociology, social psychology, science and technology studies or related scientific field, with demonstrated knowledge and skills for conducting quantitative and qualitative research as well published high quality reports and/or papers in scholarly journals.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at Academic Level A

The full-time base salary will be in the range $81,827.77 – $90,982.26, plus super of up to 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Social Sciences) – Chemical Engineering – Academic PD.pdf

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact Professor Peta Ashworth p.ashworth@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the key selection criteria
  • CV

Applications Close: 18 October 2019 at 11:00 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

UQ Jobs Reference: 508486

CFP: EASA Biennial Conference, July 21-24, 2020 (Lisbon)

The Energy Anthropology Network welcomes panel proposals for the EASA biennial conference of 2020.

Titled “New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe<https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/theme.shtml>”, the EASA conference will be held from 21-24 July, 2020 at the ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. EASA reminds us that its history started 30 years ago in Portugal, it’s an anniversary!

The official deadline for the call for panels is October 21, 2020. This means we need to have panel abstracts ready well in advance of this date. To have your panel listed as network-affiliated panel, it is necessary to first check with the EAN convenors and this year we will pick out of the proposals the official EAN panel and will affiliate the other selected panel. In the past, we have found network affiliated panels are more likely to be successful than individual submissions, so we’d encourage you to consider submitting an official EAN panel.

Many suggested themes of the conference are also highly relevant to issues within energy research. You can find more details about the theme here.<https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/theme.shtml>

Please send your panel suggestions to the EAN to Simone, Elisabeth and Nathalie by October 6th (simone.abram@durham.ac.uk ORTAR@entpe.fr emoolenaar@regis.edu). This will ensure we have time to make editorial suggestions as well as find collaborators for your panel suggestion (if need be). If you have any ideas but are unsure how to go about refining them into a panel abstract, by all means contact us to discuss the issue further.

Remember we are not responsible for the decisions of EASA, however we are offering advice and discussion of your panel ideas in order to strengthen the argument. This way we will also have an overview whether panels with similar topics are being proposed.

Please have a look at the conference webpage<https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/cfpan> regarding panel formats, submission rules and other useful info. Please note that for this conference EASA encourages a wide range of Panel formats<https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/cfpan>, and we encourage you to try these out!

For those of you who haven’t submitted before. The guidelines state the following:

Submission rules:

  *   Panels should have at least two co-convenors (panel organisers) from different institutions, and ideally from different countries.

  *   At least one of the convenors must have a PhD degree.

  *   Delegates (those attending the conference) may only make one presentation each. It is allowed to be a co-author on additional papers if you are not the one presenting them. In addition, a delegate may also convene once (be that a plenary, panel, lab or roundtable) and be a discussant or a chair in one plenary session, panel, or roundtable. Roundtable participation counts as being a discussant, not a presenter.

  *   All convenors and presenters must be members of EASA (during 2020), and pay their subscription before the conference. You need not conform to this rule when making your proposal, but must address it after your proposal has been accepted.

  *   EASA requires all accepted panels to be open to paper proposals through the website: panels should not be organised as ‘closed’ sessions, although roundtables can be.

  *   When proposing an EASA network panel, please inform the network convenors of your proposal before submitting it. The network name must be appended to the title of the proposed panel. e.g. Latest research in soul kitchens [Anthropology of Food Network].

  *   All attending the conference, including panel convenors, paper presenters, discussants and chairs, will need to register and pay to attend

Selection process:

The Scientific Committee of EASA2020 will decide which proposals to accept based on:

a) compliance with ‘the rules’

b) on clarity, cohesion, reliability and academic rigour (quality) The Scientific Committee will pay attention to different anthropological traditions and topics.

  *   EASA2020 can host a maximum of 2000 delegates, which from experience suggests approximately 180 panels. This is likely to be below 50% of the number of proposals received.

  *   All proposals must be made via the online form.

  *   Proposals should consist of a panel title, a short description of <300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words.

  *   The proposal may also include the names of any chairs or discussants, although these can be added subsequently using the login environment, Cocoa. Please use the convention of Firstname Lastname (Institution). (Where convenors will take these roles, you need not re-enter their names.)

Also, feel free to use this mailing list to look for co-convenors for your panels!

Looking forward to receiving your proposals!

All the best,

Your EAN team

Energy Research & Social Science is welcoming review articles.

Recently the editor of ER&SS send out a notice that review articles are not submitted with equal consistency or persistency as the other article types.  A description of what types of articles work for ERSS:

•                     Original research articles (generally between 6,000 and 10,000 words, including references): Research articles generally do something new or novel, whether it’s to fill a research gap, address a puzzle, propose a new theory, tighten a concept, or draw from new data such as interviews or field research.

•                     Perspectives (generally 2,000 to 5,000 words): Unlike full-length research articles, Perspectives are shorter, opinion-like pieces on a recent topic of interest. They are intended to present the results of small pilot studies, introduce or critique new concepts (to the field of energy studies), commemorate an event or breakthrough, or mark something significant in current affairs.

•                     Review essays (8,000 to 12,000 words): Review articles generally do not produce new research. Instead, they scour existing peer-reviewed or even popular literature, have many references, and try to tease out major themes for those unfamiliar with a particular technology, topic, or field.

From the editor: “In that vein, if you have a good review article you were thinking of—including a critical review, interdisciplinary review, systematic review, meta-analysis, theoretical review, or even just a well-done narrative review—please do consider sending it to us. As long as it’s on the topic of energy and society—broadly interpreted to also include mobility, climate, buildings, electricity, and even water and agriculture in some contexts—we would love to consider it.”

Postdoctoral fellowship on the impacts of hydropower development in the Brazilian Amazon.

Michigan State University is searching for a social scientist postdoctoral scholar to be a part of a four-year NSF-funded grant that is developing new ways to reduce the social, economic and environmental costs of hydropower development. We are going into the last two years of the project and the focus is on quantitative data analysis and publications of the social science data collected.

Project Abstract: An estimated 3,700 major dams are currently either planned or under construction worldwide, and they will continue to play significant roles in energy production in the foreseeable future, especially in developing countries. This study’s goal is to develop innovative solutions for hydropower– not just to produce energy for the national grid, but woven into the surrounding food, water, and institutional systems. The team includes hydro-engineers, hydrogeologists, climatologists, biologists and social scientists working in tandem to offer transformative solutions for hydropower development while ensuring that social and environmental benefits outweigh costs. The project is being conducted in three different basins in the Brazilian Amazon. The social science component is generating a household-level data set of 8 communities, and a total of some 1200 households using randomized sampling, that have been impacted by hydropower development in the Madeira basin in Brazil. In addition, plans are underway to start doing a similar survey in two other basins. The social analysis will focus on impacts on households, differences in compensation and resettlement, and on social/economic changes experienced by households. 

The post-doctoral fellow will work on statistical analysis of data collected through a social survey protocol, and may help with the design of a new survey. Strong demonstrated statistical skills are required.  Candidate should be able to work independently but value collaboration with the PIs in the project.

The position will start as soon as an appropriate candidate is found. Candidates will be based in East Lansing, Michigan. Position will initially be for one year, with possible renewal for another year, depending on performance. Salary will be based on commensurate education and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources websiteposting number 596257. Applications should include (a) a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in the position and how the applicant meets the qualifications specified above, (b) a current CV, and (c) 3 letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Professor Maria Claudia Lopez, Chair of the Search. mlopez@msu.edu