Midterm conference of the European Sociological Association Research Network 12 – Environment and Society
3 – 5 September 2018, University of Exeter, UK
The Energy & Society Conferences have been aiming at inspiring and providing networking opportunities for researchers interested in energy and society issues. Following the success of the three previous conferences, we will now be hosting the fourth conference in Exeter. We hope this can be a great occasion for developing the sense of community that has been emerging from these meetings, as well as from the conferences of the European Sociological Association. In order to provide a lively forum for insightful debates, the conference will include other formats besides keynote presentations and sessions for oral presentations. Participants will also be able to present and discuss their research in roundtables and in poster sessions. The conference will also offer workshops proposed and organized by participants. Moreover, participants are invited to propose informal meetings, which will be announced during the conference. We hope that the social events will also contribute to make this a pleasant and friendly conference.
More information about the venue, accommodation, how to reach the venue, excursions and the other social events to follow soon.
Call for papers
The deadline for the submission of abstracts and workshop proposals is January 15 2018.
Read more about keynote speakers, scientific committee and submission process.
The Energy and Society Network
Find out more about the Network and how to become a member.
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. The direction that this transformation will take is still highly uncertain. Transformations to societies beyond oil involve deliberate choices that lead to different outcomes with regards to power, justice, inequality and human-nature relations. A task for social scientists is to analyze the structures of inertia and capacities for change in current societies, and highlight the multiple futures that these make possible.
As research moves from studying problems to proposing pathways and solutions, we therefore need to critically interrogate the particular solutions that are proposed and how they relate to the futures we wish to mobilize. As academics, we also need to consider our own role in transformations – whether as catalysts, participants, critics, or knowledge producers. We welcome researchers from a variety of research fields connected to the topics above.
See the detailed program here.
Dates and venue
Oct 25–27, 2017 in Bergen, Norway
Litteraturhuset in Bergen, Østre Skostredet 5-7
For accommodation, there are a number of nearby hotels. For example Scandic Byparken, Hotel Park and Grand Terminus. There are also budget options in Bergen, like P-Hotels or Marken Guesthouse.