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Intensive course in 'Energy: Society and Practices'

Monday, 24 February, 2014 - 10:00 to Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 17:00
This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to discuss how to understand energy in society through the various practices involved.

From material culture studies to practice theory, from economics to visual studies, we explore the analyses available in the social science and humanities that will be needed to make sense of energy and to change the way we organise energy practices.

With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of masterclasses in understanding energy practices in a social context. Each theme is introduced through theoretical discussion and case study examples. A site visit may also be included.

Contents include:
•Key theories and methods from anthropology and sociology, such as the idea of material cultures, everyday practices, organizational forms and social relations;
•Economics and finance in the energy sector, from the perspectives of economic theory and anthropology of economics;
•Energy policy, and how to understand governance;
•Understanding the grid – technical and commercial issues.
•Historical and visual approaches to energy questions.

For a full programme, please visit our website.

Booking information: 
Free
Categories: 
General Science
Age group: 
Adults
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