A research group of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Early Career Workshop on 'Energy infrastructure: security, environment and social conflict'
15 Mar 2016
Call for Participants
A workshop aimed at Early Career Researchers in Turkey and the UK
funded under the Newton-Katip Çelebi Fund Researcher Links scheme and co-organised by Boğaziçi University and Durham University
ISTANBUL, JUNE 27th to JULY 1st 2016
Deadline for applications - April 15th 2016
New energy infrastructure is key to addressing the challenge of securing reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy supplies. But energy infrastructure raises profound questions for society: Whom does infrastructure serve? Who has a voice when infrastructure decisions are made? How do infrastructures shape resource flows and consumption practices? To what political possibilities do energy infrastructures give rise?
This interdisciplinary early-career researchers workshop (1) seeks to build a new generation of research capacity in Turkey and the UK to assess, analyse and address the social, distributional and knowledge conflicts associated with large energy infrastructure projects; (2) promote a model of practically-engaged social science that works with stakeholders and affected communities to define relevant research problems; and (3) develop approaches, capacities and networks to sustain research collaboration into the future.
Please note: Places are limited and there is a competitive application process. Application materials and full details on eligibility can be found here
The event does not require any registration fee; travel and accommodation costs for accepted participants will be covered by the workshop organizers. Accepted participants are expected to attend the full duration of the workshop and contribute with a poster presentation. Under the terms of the Researcher Links funding, participants must be affiliated with a research institution in either the UK or in Turkey. The application deadline is April 15th 2016.
For questions, contact the Workshop Secretariat by e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org