A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Call For Papers: Interdisciplinary Research On Energy Transitions (PG Conference)
9th June 2015
Monday, 5th of October 2015, 9.00am – 7:30pm
Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT
An inordinate amount of attention is now being directed towards the transformation of our energy systems as a result of volatile anthropogenic climate change and increasing resource scarcity and depletion. Amongst the outcomes of these processes has been the exploration of multiple transition pathways across the UK and global contexts, alongside moves towards the (re)localisation of energy production and an increasing emphasis on ‘energy justice’ perspectives as actors across multiple scales seek to negotiate a sustainable and equitable low carbon future. This conference seeks to bring together a diversity of disciplinary perspectives on energy transitions to low carbon and renewable energy systems whilst attending to the social, political, economic, scalar, institutional, technical and environmental processes and outcomes heralded by these transition processes.
The conference is geared primarily towards current doctoral students from within the Cardiff University energy research community and across the UK more broadly. We also have scope to include a small number of early career researchers thereby covering a broad range of perspectives on our theme. As such, the conference will be formed of nine presentations across three panels alongside two invited lectures comprising an opening address in the morning delivered by Prof Peter Pearson (ICL) and keynote speech in the evening delivered by Prof Gordon Walker (Lancaster University and DEMAND Centre).
Abstracts of 250 words, for a 20 minute presentation, are invited from any discipline that is engaged in energy transitions research across the UK, although we will particularly welcome proposals from interdisciplinary social science researchers.
Please include a short biography of no more than 250 words with your abstract submission.
Submission of abstracts should be made electronically to email@example.com by midnight on the 12th of July 2015.
We will endeavour to respond to all applicants by the 31st of July 2015.
Deadline for submission of a full version of your presentation and any accompanying slides to be used at the event will be on the 28th of September 2015.
Please inform us if you would like to deliver a paper in Welsh; every effort will be made to provide simultaneous English translation. Abstracts should be supplied in English (as well as Welsh where relevant).
The event is free to attend for all applicants and delegates and a buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Places are capped at 40 and our Call for Delegates will be announced towards the start of July.