Energy Ethics Symposium - 12th November 2020 at the University of St Andrews

What is the place of energy in human life?

The global consumption of energy is rising at an astonishing rate and to sustain this demand, energy producers are relying on increasingly innovative ways of harvesting energy from fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable resources. As a necessary but precious component for living, the energy that is produced, distributed and consumed raises fundamental questions about what we consider to be right or good.

Applying insights and methods from anthropology and beyond, this multi-year transdisciplinary project seeks to open up a truly novel line of enquiry that focuses on the people, not just the resource. Ethical sensibility is a capacity that is rooted in people; not a static property inherent in certain kinds of energy sources. By returning attention to human actors, this project positions people as not only central to, but also responsible for our larger energy predicament as we ask: How would we like to sustain human and other life?

Events

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020
    Thu
    27
    Aug
    2020
    University of St Andrews

    The Energy Ethics research group is organising a panel at the Association of Social Anthropologists annual conference, which will be held in St Andrews 24-27 August 2020.

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  • Wed
    26
    Aug
    2020
    Sat
    29
    Aug
    2020
    Norwegian Petroleum Museum Stavanger, Norway
  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2020
    Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020
    University of St Andrews

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Energy Ethics 2020 (new date)

Bringing together scholars, artists, industry leaders and others, this event will take place on 11-12 November 2020 in the Byre and College Hall in St Andrews. 

Energy Ethics 2020 (new date)

Bringing together scholars, artists, industry leaders and others, this event will take place on 11-12 November 2020 in the Byre and College Hall in St Andrews.

New publication!

We are excited to announce the publication of "Energy and Ethics?" - a Special Issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute edited by Mette M. High and Jessica M. Smith.