Our Findings: Presentations

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July 12 2017

Social acceptability & responsible development of energy systems

Presentation at A Smart Energy Future for Wales, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff.
Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

SOCIAL ACCEPTABILITY & RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS from energybiographies

May 25th 2017

Practices that matter – linking energy use, attachment and identity

Presentation at Domesticating Energy workshop, Cambridge University.
Presenter: Dr Chris Groves

Bsa presentation 2017 low impact development from energybiographies

April 5th 2017

Living in the future? Low impact living and energy system change

Presentation at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester.
Presenter: Dr Fiona Shirani

Bsa presentation 2017 low impact development from energybiographies

April 4th 2017

Talk, text and inventive methods: Insights from studying energy biographies, everyday energy use, and (energy) systems change

Presentation at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester.
Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Talk, text and inventive methods: Insights from studying energy biographies, everyday energy use, and (energy) systems change from energybiographies

April 3rd 2017

Why energy matters: energy biographies and everyday ethics

Presentation at Energy Research and Social Science Conference, Sitges, Spain.
Presenter: Dr Christopher Groves

Why energy matters: energy biographies and everyday ethics from energybiographies

March 28th 2017

Methodological Invention and the Study of Everyday Energy Practices in Families and Households

Presentation at Qualitative Research Symposium: Diversity in modern families and households – Challenges and opportunities for qualitative research, University of East Anglia.
Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Methodological Invention and the Study of Everyday Energy Practices in Families and Households from energybiographies

March 14th 2017

Inside Smart Homes and Workplaces: How are/will people react to the changing environment?

Presentation at Welsh Government event on Smart Homes and Workplaces, Cardiff
Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Inside smart homes and workplaces: How are/will people react to the changing environment? from energybiographies

March 7th 2017

Working methodologically in environmental risk and sustainable energy research: inventive methods, material culture and storymaking

Presentation at workshop with Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Cardiff University

PML slides webversion from energybiographies

November 2016

Storymaking in sustainable energy systems research in Energy Systems

Presentation at Storymaking Symposium, Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University, November 11 2016.

Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Storymaking in sustainable energy systems research from energybiographies

August-September 2016

Energy Biographies: Everyday Life and Socio-Technical Change in Energy Systems

Presentation at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Joint Annual Conference, ‘Science and Technology by other means’, CCIB Barcelona, 31 August – 2 September.

Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Energy Biographies: Everyday Life and Socio-Technical Change in Energy Systems from Chris Groves

 

Care and STS: re‐embedding socio‐technical futures

Presentation at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Joint Annual Conference, ‘Science and Technology by other means’, CCIB Barcelona, 31 August – 2 September.

Presenter: Dr Christopher Groves

Care and STS: re‐embedding socio‐technical futures from Chris Groves

 

July 2016

From Energy Biographies to Flexible Energy Systems (FLEXIS)

Presentation at LCRI Low Carbon Cymru Conference, Cardiff, 7 July 2016

Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

 

april 2016

The grit in the oyster: using energy biographies to question socio-technical imaginaries of ‘smartness’

Presentation at DEMAND Centre conference 2016, Lancaster University, 13-15 April 2016.

Presenter: Dr Chris Groves

The grit in the oyster: using energy biographies to question socio-technical imaginaries of ‘smartness’ from Chris Groves

 

March 2016

How energy matters: energy biographies, ethics and the texture of everyday life

Presentation at Energy and Ethics conference, Hotel du Vin, St Andrews, 17-18 March 2016.

Presenter: Dr Chris Groves

How energy matters: energy biographies, ethics and the texture of everyday life from Chris Groves

 

November 2015

The grit in the oyster: care and friction in everyday energy practices

Presentation at 4S Annual Conference 2015, Sheraton Hotel, Denver (USA), 13 November 2015.
Presenter: Dr Chris Groves.

The grit in the oyster: from energybiographies

October 2015

Energy Practices and Psychosocial Research: The Energy Biographies Study

Presentation at Birkbeck College, ‘Psychosocial research on human engagement with climate change’, 24 October 2015
Presenter: Professor Karen Henwood

Energy Practices and Psychosocial Research: The Energy Biographies Study from energybiographies

 

September 2015

Living the “Good Life”?: energy biographies, identities and competing normative frameworks

Presentation at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, University of Exeter, 1-4 September 2015.
Presenter: Christopher Groves

Energy biographies: narrative genres, lifecourse transitions and practice change

Presentation at Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Conference, Cambridge University, 2-4 September 2015.
Presenter: Christopher Groves

Energy biographies: narrative genres, lifecourse transitions and practice change from energybiographies

 

December 2014

Energy Practices and Psychosocial Research: The Energy Biographies Study

Presentation at the Association for Psychosocial studies conference, Preston, 16-17 December 2014
Presenter: Karen Henwood

October 2014

Asking about the future: Insights from Energy Biographies

Presentation at the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies annual conference, Lausanne, 9-11 October 2014
Presenter: Fiona Shirani

September 2014

‘I’ve decided it’s best to be confused’ The co-evolution of technological infrastructures & future imaginaries in a West Wales low-impact community

Presentation at SNET conference, September 2014
Presenter: Chris Groves

Energy Biographies: Researching sustainable energy, inventing sustainable futures?

Presentation at Futures in Question, Austerity Futures conference, London, 11-12 September 2014
Presenter: Chris Groves

July 2014

Transformation and the psychosocial: biographies of attachment & energy practices

Presentation at Lifecourse Transitions: Opportunities for Sustainable Lifestyles? conference, Surrey, 15-16 July 2014
Presenter: Chris Groves

April 2014

How to be good? Exploring knowledge and competences for sustainable living

Presentation at BSA annual conference, Leeds, 23-25 April 2014
Presenter: Catherine Butler

September 2013

Energy Biographies presentation at Cyswllt Peterston Connect AGM

Peterston-Super-Ely, 25th September
Presenters: Fiona Shirani and Catherine Butler

Opening up Pandora’s Box: Energy Biographies, everyday practices and the psychosocial

Presentation at Energy Behaviour and Individual Complexity, Oxford, UKERC meeting place, 5-6th September
Presenter: Karen Henwood

Living with Uncertainty: Attachment and Narratives of Care

Presentation at Energy Behaviour and Individual Complexity, Oxford, UKERC meeting place, 5-6th September
Presenter: Chris Groves

August 2013

Exploring the (un)sustainable normal: Biography and consumption in everyday life

Presentation at the European Sociological Association Annual Conference, Turin, 28-31st August
Presenter: Fiona Shirani

July 2013

Introduction to Multimodality Workshop

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Karen Henwood

Analysing Multimodal Data

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Bella Dicks

Sensing the Air and Experimenting with Environmental Citizenship

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Jennifer Gabrys

Planning to Babble

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Bill Gaver

Performance, sustainable futures and community experiment: Enjoyment, play and engagement through the senses

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Carl Lavery

Learning from discomfort – Science communication experiments between diffusion, dialogue and emergence

As part of the Energy Biographies event ‘Developing Capacity in Multimodal Research, Community Engagement and Energy Demand Reduction’ Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2013, City Hall, Cardiff
Presenter: Maja Horst

Communities Engaged in Low-Carbon Transitions: The Energy Biographies Project

Presenting as part of BIG Green Week: Energised communities – research in practice 21st June 10am-5pm

For more information visit http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot/events/2013/277.html

February 2013

Multimodality in Qualitative Longitudinal Research

New Frontiers in Qualitative Longitudinal Research. Cardiff. 8th February 2013.

For more information about New Frontiers please see:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/esw/circy/research/currentresearch/newfrontiers

This presentation is also available – complete with an audio recording of the talk – on youtube:
http://youtu.be/RFUPbUrFULc

Long-lived teams working across the primary-secondary analysis spectrum

Event 2 of New Frontiers in Qualitative Longitudinal Research: ‘Research Relationships in Time’.
7th February, Cardiff University

For more information about New Frontiers please see:
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/esw/circy/research/currentresearch/newfrontiers

This presentation is also available – complete with an audio recording of the talk – on youtube:
http://youtu.be/YNb5TXH4gwU

January 2013

Investigating community led energy demand reduction initiatives through the lens of “energy biographies”

Past, Present and Prospective Energy Transitions Seminar.
9th January, Cardiff University (Bute Building, 2.32)

October 2012

Energy, practice and personal lives: Design and Displacement in the Everyday – Open Session and Talk

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting.
17-20 October, Copenhagen.
http://www.4sonline.org/meeting

Energy Consumption, Biography and Self Design

Presenter: Karen Henwood

Electrickery: The Social Life of Energy

Presenter: Tom Roberts

Stacking Wood and Staying Warm: The Rhythms of Domestic Wood-Based Heating Practices

Presenter: Jenny Rinkinen

Solar Transitions: Policy Learning and Emerging Socio-Technical Configurations in Off-Grid Solar Electricity Supply in India

Presenter: Harald Rohracher

Exploring Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Electric Utilities within the Renewable Energy Transition

Presenter: J. Fuller

Towards Zero Emission Buildings: Learning and Professional Development in Energy Operation of Large Buildings

Presenter: Josok Gansmo

September 2012

The Energy Biographies team in partnership with the Understanding Risk Group will be attending and presenting at the British Science Festival – Aberdeen 4th-9th September (dates of our attendance TBC)
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/ web/britishsciencefestival/

July 2012

Leading the charge? Change, innovation and energy demand reduction in community led initiative

Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference.
3-5th July, Edinburgh
www.rgs.org/AC2012

May 2012

Comparing Cases: Insights into energy practices and community from Cardiff City and Lammas Eco-village

CLUES Conference: Energy in the Locality.
8th May, London
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/clues/CLUES_Conference


Change, innovation and energy demand reduction: community led initiatives as examined
through the lens of ‘energy biographies’

Conference: Constructing narratives of continuity and change.
12th May 2012, Canterbury
http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/career-and-personal-development/events/Conference2012.aspx

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April 2012

Families, sustainability and energy practices: Negotiating justice, equity and ethics and ethics in everyday talk about disconnected futures

British Sociological Association Annual Conference.
11-13th April, Leeds
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/conference/

Social Change and Social Reproduction: Exploring energy demand reduction through a biographical lens

British Sociological Association Annual Conference.
11-13th April, Leeds
http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/conference/


March 2012

Energy Biographies. Energy and Communities Projects’ Meeting

21st March, Keele.


Climate Change, Social Change and Social Reproduction: Exploring energy demand reduction through a biographical lens

Energy and Society International Conference.
21-24th March, Lisbon

http://www.energyandsociety.ics.ul.pt/

Plenary talk and workshop

Working together: Urban communities as Sustainable Places.
26th March, Cardiff


Energy Biographies (poster)

Planet Under Pressure.
26-29th March, London
http://www.planetunderpressure2012.net/

Planet Under Pressure poster image

Download the poster (.pdf file)