Workshop on Energy and Society

MILEN's academic director Harold Langford Wilhite is one of the keynote speakers at this workshop, an event where all participants, in addition to attending regular paper presentations, will have the opportunity to present themselves and their research interests in a round table session. The workshop will also include small-group meetings to allow participants the opportunity to interact on common research interests and collaborations.


Bringing together scholars from Europe and elsewhere that are interested and/or currently working on social aspects of energy issues, this workshop intends to promote the formal constitution of the international network “Energy and Society” founded in 2010 by researchers in this emerging field of study. The workshop also intends to provide an opportunity for researchers to connect with others interested in international research and collaboration in this area.

They encourage submissions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following:

  • Energy and social change
  • Energy, practices and everyday life
  • Social differentiation and energy (gender, age, class…)
  • Energy efficiency, conservation and “behavioral lock-in” (habits, socio-technical system…)
  • Sustainable energy, consumption and development
  • Transition processes, movements and local communities
  • Social dimensions of renewable energy
  • Energy-related conflicts (land use, resources…)
  • Energy-related perceptions and representations
  • Social construction and cultural meanings of energy
  • Knowledge and information on energy
  • Media messages on energy (advertising, news, entertainment…)
  • Public engagement with energy policy (cap and trade, green certificates, labels, incentives…)
  • Elaboration, implementation, evaluation of energy policies
  • Practices, technologies, material structures and innovation
  • Market instruments and commoditization of resources
  • Energy poverty
  • Energy justice, inequalities and vulnerability

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with additional time for comments and questions.

Interested participants are invited to submit abstracts of approx 250 words and a short biography (150 words, including current research interests). All abstracts should be written in English. Abstracts should be sent as a MS Word attachment to The attachment should include: abstract title; author’s name and affiliation; short biography of author; abstract. Please indicate “Abstract submission” in the subject line of your e-mail. The deadline for abstract submission is 10 November, 2011.


Notification of acceptance of abstract proposals will occur no later than December, 15. All accepted presenters and participants simply attending the workshop can register by sending an e-mail to the workshop organizers. The registration deadline is January 31, 2012.


All participants will be required to pay a workshop registration fee of 30€ (50€ with dinner on the second day). The fee includes workshop materials, participation certificate and coffee breaks. Payments will be accepted on-site.

Red Española sobre Energías Renovables y Paisaje



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