Slowing down global warming requires far reaching transitions of food-, water-, and energy-infrastructures. We like to investigate how the humanities, social and environmental sciences can join forces and reflect on the transitions and devise manners to promote them. In particular we want to compare and discuss research on perceptions of transitions and how they influence actions regarding climate change. The workshop will have introductions by experts on the topic of transitions. In the morning and afternoon, participants have ample opportunities to present their work and exchanges results and ideas.
Global climate change requires far-reaching transitions of water-, energy-, and food-infrastructures. We conceptualize these three transitions as situated on a continuum of timescales. On one side, on the long term, is (the prevention of) climate change (through energy transitions for example), on the opposite side are the short-term issues like natural disasters (where we aim at mitigation of impacts in the present). In the middle, the food transition is situated, which is (often) concerned with adaptation on the medium term.
While such transitions are often perceived as technologically challenging, they also concern overcoming behavioral, societal, and cultural burdens.
The workshop Transitions in Water-/Energy-/Food-Infrastructures aims to bring together a diverse audience of graduate students and other scholars in order to investigate and discuss how the humanities, social and environmental sciences can be bridged to reflect on the transitions needed to cope with global warming and to devise manners to enhance and operationalize them. By bringing together experts in the field and students and junior researchers from various scientific fields, the workshop particularly aims to compare and discuss research on perceptions of transitions and how differences in perceptions influence actions adapting to or mitigating climate change.
The workshop will have introductions by experts on the topic of transitions. In the morning and afternoon, participants have ample opportunities to present their work and exchanges results and ideas.
We welcome (maximum) 300-word abstracts for presentations (20 minutes long, including 5 minutes of discussion), including three keywords. A maximum of three references may be included.
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Who can apply:
Please send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 1st of July 2019. Include: your full name, institutional affiliation, email address, title of abstract, abstract of max. 300 words.
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