Call for Papers, closed 15 October 2015:
We seek papers from anthropology and beyond that explore the centrality of ethical practice, judgment and questioning in our relationship with energy. We encourage papers that offer new approaches to energy ethics, in particular by recognizing ethical sensibility as part of the human condition, animating the everyday thoughts and practices of people whether frackers and petroleum engineers or proponents of renewable energy. We desire to move beyond simplistic corporate social responsibility frameworks that subsume ethics within highly particular value regimes related to marketing, advertising and pricing, but without evacuating ethics from the lived corporate worlds that shape so much of our energy systems.
A select number of papers will be chosen to complement the speakers already confirmed for the conference. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed to the conference organisers Mette M. High ([email protected]) and Jessica M. Smith ([email protected]) by 15 October 2015 for full consideration. Notification of acceptance will be emailed shortly after the deadline.
Please note that we cannot provide funding so costs for travel and other arrangements need to be covered by the presenter. However, there will be a limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries available to PhD students and early career scholars based in the UK and continental Europe (see travel and accommodation bursaries).