Events by the Energy Anthropology Network



Energies and technologies futures, EAN/FAN joint workshop
20-21 June 2019, Lyon

For over a century, predictions about the future have been dominated by technological fantasies, either with utopian or dystopian outcomes. Driven increasingly by responses to the causes and effects of climate change, popular political future imaginaries span elitist extraplanetary survivalism and back-to-the-land minimalism. Anthropologists have emphasised the social and material forms of technology, and the need to analyse and account for visions of the future and attend to socio-material relations between technologies, humans and other living beings in a shared environment.

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A launch event at the Energy Impacts conference in Bergen on Feb 28 2017 took the form of a roundtable panel involving network organisers and founder members of the network.

Simone Abram and Brit Ross Winthereik (ITU Copenhagen) held a Wenner-Gren funded workshop in Durham in 2016 entitled Electrifying Anthropology. This event consolidated a network of anthropologists working on electricity issues. An edited volume is to be published during 2017 (MIT press).
You can read the full report herePDF . Furthermore, visit this link to see another output from EAN and its associated acitvities.

The energy transition: an anti-politics machine? ASA16 Panel 07
5 July 2016, Durham (UK)
Convenors: Nathalie Ortar (ENTPE) and Tristan Loloum (University of Durham)

Energy citizenships and prospects for low carbon democracy. ASA16 Panel 06
7 July 2016, Durham (UK)
Convenor: Ben Campbell (Durham University)

Power legacies, energy futures: governmentalities along the grid. EASA2016 Panel 107
22 July 2016, Milan (Italy)
Convenors: Nathalie Ortar (ENTPE) and Tristan Loloum (University of Durham)