Call for papers: International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science 2019

28 May 2019 to 31 May 2019
ERSS Conference Committee
Arizona State University
United States


Energy and Society in Transition: 2nd International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science



Abstract submission closes for the 2nd International Conference on Energy Research & Social Science (ERSS 2019) next Friday, 11 January. We welcome your oral and poster abstracts that explore the intersection of energy and social change.

Thanks to a generous gift, we are very pleased to offer a limited number of reduced conference fee awards or travel support grants to students, postdocs, or other early career researchers attending ERSS 2019. Please visit the conference website to download the support grant application form. Applications must be submitted by 10 February 2019.


Conference Chairs:

Martin J. (“Mike”) Pasqualetti

Clark Miller

Julia Hobson Haggerty


Conference Website:




Peta Ashworth, The University of Queensland, Australia Robert Ferry, LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative), USA Nicole Horseherder, To Nizhoni Ani, Navajo Nation, USA Elizabeth Monoian, LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative), USA Kartikeya Singh, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex, UK


Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts that explore the intersection of energy and social change. Illustrative examples of appropriate topics include, but are not limited to:


•             Societal drivers, dynamics, and outcomes of energy systems change (including social, economic, cultural, or political aspects)

•             Public perspectives on and responses to new energy technologies

•             Innovations in energy and electricity markets and policy

•             Changing landscapes and geographies of energy production, transport, and consumption

•             The social practices of energy use, demand, and behavior

•             Historical and social analyses of transitions

•             Cities, urban energy systems, and urban form and function

•             New models of governance and democracy

•             Geopolitics of energy transformations

•             The energy-poverty nexus, including questions of ethics, justice, and inequality in energy systems change

•             Energy innovation and sustainable development

•             Enduring and changing relationships of energy, gender, and race


We welcome interdisciplinary contributions from across the social sciences, environmental studies, humanities, and energy research.

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