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CfP: 5th Energy and Society Conference, 8-10 September 2020, Trento, Italy

                Fifth Energy and Society Conference
<br>8-10 September 2020
<br>Energy transition: Does the mountain give birth to a mouse?
<br>Description and Themes
<br>The Fifth Energy and Society Conference and midterm conference of the European
<br>Sociological Associations Research Network 12 Environment and Society will
<br>take place in Trento, Italy, from 8th to 10th September 2020.  We aim to bring
<br>together researchers interested in the social dimensions of energy, to
<br>exchange insightful ideas and create opportunities for collaboration. We
<br>invite contributions from across the social sciences and interdisciplinary
<br>research teams working on energy and society issues.
<br>The theme of the conference calls into question how discourses about energy
<br>transition have been put into practice. As the worlds hunger for energy
<br>still appears to be increasing, the transition to clean sources of energy will
<br>need to be revolutionary, requiring the transformation of forms of social
<br>organization (Davidson and Gross, 2018). And yet, what is actually changing?
<br>This theme is intended to spark debate and discussion, and with this reflexive
<br>approach and sociological lenses, we encourage the submission of abstracts on
<br>a wide variety of topics including but not limited to the following:
<br>  *   Theories, concepts and methods in social science research on energy and
<br>environmental sociology
<br>  *   Local capacities, responsibilities and strategies in energy governance
<br>  *   Public engagement
<br>  *   Energy governance and policies
<br>  *   Transition strategies: From grid interconnection to sharing and
<br>  *   Justice and vulnerability
<br>  *   Dynamics and patterns of energy consumption and presumption
<br>  *   Smart meters, smart appliances, smart grids, smart places
<br>  *   Green economy, circular economy
<br>  *   Narratives, discourses, and visions of the future
<br>  *   Energy-water-food nexus
<br>In thematic sessions each presenter will have around 20 minutes for
<br>presentation and discussion with peers.
<br>Additionally you can send in abstracts to the following workshops/special
<br>sessions that have been proposed by different authors following a pre- call
<br>for workshop proposals. Interactive workshops are encouraged, thus discussion
<br>should be based on short inputs, and actively involve participants. The full
<br>list of accepted workshops and descriptions of content and format are
<br>available on the conference website.
<br>Abstracts can be submitted to the following workshops/special sessions:
<br>  *   Dominated, ignored and belittled? Gender, justice and women in the
<br>energy transition (Mary Greene, Anne Schiffer)
<br>  *   Tailored participation of different target groups in inter and
<br>transdisciplinary research projects: what for, when and how to design
<br>participation processes? (Rainer Kuhn, Ricarda Schmidt-Scheele, Sarah-Kristina
<br>  *   COMET Workshop - Collective Action as driver of Social Innovation for
<br>the Energy Transition (Osman Arrobbio, Winston Gilcrease, Dario Padovan,
<br>Alessandro Sciullo, Valeria Jana Schwanitz)
<br>  *   The Changing Landscape: Energy Power, Dependence, and the Grand Energy
<br>Transition in post-Soviet Eurasia (Morena Skalamera)
<br>  *   Implementing energy communities in European countries (Nathalie Ortar
<br>Grgoire Wallenborn)
<br>  *   When technological fix is not enough: industry, professionals and
<br>citizens in the energy transition. (Dario Minervini, Ivano Scotti)
<br>  *   Who is transforming what in electricity transitions: seeking identity
<br>and control in turbulent environments (Gerhard Fuchs)
<br>  *   The heating transition, still on the back burner? (Tineke van der
<br>Schoor, Henny van der Windt)
<br>  *   Constructing, exploring and conceptualising energy democracy from
<br>below (Elisabet Rasch, Michiel Khne)
<br>  *   The Role of Constructing Social Change in Achieving Sustainable Energy
<br>Justice Transition in Europe and the Mediterranean (Carmit Lubanov)
<br>  *   Renewable energy landscapes. Technical knowledge and social innovation
<br>(Bruno Zanon)
<br>  *   Special UERA Smart Cities and Energy Session (UERA Working Group on
<br>Smart Cities and Energy)
<br>For detailed information on the Workshops, see the download section "Fifth E-S
<br>Workshops details", or click
<br>Please check with the organisers of workshops regarding the length of
<br>presentation and indicate the workshop/special session on your abstract.
<br>We also encourage the submission of abstracts for poster presentations. Poster
<br>presenters will be given time in a plenary session for a 3 minutes short
<br>presentation and posters will be displayed throughout the conference.
<br>Besides plenary sessions with keynote speakers, thematic sessions, the
<br>workshops/special sessions listed above and posters, the conference will also
<br>include the following interactive workshops:
<br>  *   Energy justice (EJ) as a multidimensional concept  the old and new
<br>perspectives for sociological research (Katarzyna Iwinska, Krzysztof
<br>Niedzialkowski, Marianna Strzelecka)
<br>  *   How to navigate new waters... Plan and develop your career in the field
<br>of Energy-SSH (Tadeusz Rudek, Aleksandra Wagner, Chris Foulds, Sarah Royston,
<br>Rosie Robison)
<br>  *   Increasing the understanding on the Food-Water-Energy Nexus across
<br>disciplines  does participatory modelling help? (Monika Heyder, Pia
<br>  *   Deep decarbonization and wide societal changes  identifying and sharing
<br>matters of concern through embodied interaction (Marius Korsnes, Giulia
<br>  *   Sustainable Energy Transition Lab: Integrating geographical, social and
<br>political aspects in future energy models (Diana Ssser, Johan Lilliestam,
<br>Hannes Gaschnig)
<br>Call for Papers - Fees
<br>  *   Authors cannot present more than one paper (however, one can be
<br>co-author of other papers). Abstracts must be submitted in English.
<br>  *   All abstracts submitted should include 150-200 words, plus authors,
<br>affiliations, and email addresses.
<br>Please submit your abstracts by completing the Call for Paper
<br>  *   January 31, 2020: Abstracts submission deadline
<br>  *   February 29, 2020: End of the selection process
<br>  *   March 1, 2020:  Authors will be informed whether or not their abstract
<br>is accepted
<br>  *   From March 1 till August 3, 2020: Conference registration and payment
<br>fee process
<br>Fee scheme for the Conference registration, starting March 1, 2020
<br>Social events include a welcome reception, an optional conference dinner, and
<br>excursions to power plants in the region.
<br>Members of the Research Network 12 Environment and Society of the European
<br>Sociological Association (who have paid both ESA and RN12 membership due for
<br>the current year) will have reduced conference fees.
<br>  *   Member of ESA RN12      - from March 1 to August 3, 2020 -  80,00
<br>  *   Student and PhD              - from March 1 to August 3, 2020 -  60,00
<br>  *   Standard early-bird fee    - from March 1 to June 30, 2020 -   100,00
<br>  *   Standard late fee              - from July 1 to August 3, 2020 -
<br>Scientific committee
<br>Natalia Magnani, Giorgio Osti, Pia Laborgne, Ana Horta, Aleksandra Wagner,
<br>Alena Bleicher, Sophie Nmoz, Matthias Gross, igdem Adem, Franoise Bartiaux,
<br>Catherine Butler, Lusa Schmidt, Michael Ornetzeder, Maria Swiatkiewicz-Mosny
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