Energy, Society and Place Research Unit

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Call for participants: International seminar on household energy consumption, technology and efficiency

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, 7th June 2012

Organised by the Energy, Society and Place Research Unit at the University of Birmingham

Supported by the Energy Geographies Working Group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers

Registration is now open for this event, which is aimed at highlighting the multiple political, social and cultural dimensions of energy efficiency interventions in the home. Utilising a variety of interdisciplinary contributions and discussions, the seminar will explore the relationship between household energy practices and domestic energy technologies, focusing in particular on behavioural issues surrounding the use of ‘slanty devices’ (Beale 2008)

Confirmed speakers include: Gordon Walker and Adrian Friday (both from Lancaster University), Sarah Darby (University of Oxford), Heather Lovell (University of Edinburgh), Dan Lockton (Brunel University), Russell Beale, Stefan Bouzarovski and Rosie Day (University of Birmingham) and Derek Foster (University of Lincoln).

Registration is free, but places are limited. To reserve a place, please email Saska Petrova at s.petrova@bham.ac.uk.

A limited number of bursaries for postgraduate researchers and/or unwaged participants will be available.

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