31 May – 1 June 2019
CRASSH, University of Cambridge
- The uses and effects of energy in everyday life at the point of consumption, especially its relationship to habits and rhythms of daily life, questions of power, agency, and resistance, as well as categories of identity such as race, gender, class, and sect.
- Knowledge, representations and cultural imaginaries of energy, including alternative meanings, ontologies, and cosmologies, as well as knowledge controversies.
- The construction and reproduction of energy systems and the role of both human and non-human actors such as workers, engineers, technocrats, infrastructural technologies, and raw materials.
- The relationship between energy, politics, and governance at local, national, and international levels.
- The place of energy in colonial and post-colonial states and its connection to themes of sovereignty, rights, law, development, capitalism, imperialism, and the nation-state.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Lemanski
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
Charlotte Lemanski is an Urban Geographer interested in the everyday and structural realities and constraints of inequality within the Southern city, focusing specifically on inequalities related to housing and infrastructure, as well as urban governance and citizenship. She is committed to the Global South as a valid site of knowledge production, and her primary empirical focus is contemporary South Africa, with a secondary interest in India. She leads the British Academy funded an inter-disciplinary research project on Energy innovation for low-income housing in India and South Africa and is also a founding member of the Cambridge inter-disciplinary research group Global Energy Nexus in Urban Settlements (GENUS). Her most recent edited collection, Citizenship and Infrastructure: Practices and Identities of Citizens and the State, is to be published by Routledge in April 2019.
If you would like to propose a paper for our conference, please submit a completed application form by 11 February 2019 on https://goo.gl/forms/LBeFxPIomOvjMcMv2.
There will be six panels, each focused on a particular theme and each consisting of speakers and discussants. We will also have a keynote address as well as a plenary session at the end. More information on the structure of the conference would be supplied to confirmed participants. Travel and accommodation expenses for speakers will be paid for by the
conference sponsors. Please do not hesitate to contact the session conveners if you require further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the conference can be found on https://energyconference.home.blog.
Damilola Adebayo (University of Cambridge, History)
Mattin Biglari (SOAS, History)
Rihab Khalid (University of Cambridge, Architecture)
Aditya Ramesh (SOAS, History)
Noura Wahby (University of Cambridge, Development Studies)