Registration open: Durham Energy Institute Masterclass

12 Feb 2018 to 16 Feb 2018
Durham Energy Institute, Durham University, UK
Durham Energy Institute
Durham University
United Kingdom

A unique opportunity to access training directly from energy experts across Durham University departments in an intensive week of teaching.

Durham University.

This four and a half day course (12-16 February 2018) 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 organize energy practices. The course introduces key theories and methods from anthropology and sociology, such as the idea of material cultures, everyday practices, organizational forms and social relations.

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.

Indicative Contents:

  • Understanding Practice Theory;
  • Introducing Science and Technology Studies and other sociologies of science;
  • Carbon trading systems and other economic interventions;
  • Energy policy, and how to understand governance;
  • Historical methods, energy practices and re-thinking transitions;
  • Visual methods in the energy humanities;
  • Energy justice and ethics.

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Booking details:

For queries, please contact Dr Simone Abram on or 0191 3342871.

  • Whole week Monday- Friday inclusive (GBP 360.00)
  • Whole week Concession rate Monday - Friday (GBP 100.00)
  • Day rate (GBP 90.00 per day)
  • Day rate concession (GBP 30.00 per day)

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