Session 4: Energy Humanities
Room U119 DELOITTE
Burning problems related to energy production and use cannot be solved by sciences only but call for the development of interdisciplinary approaches that draw on humanities and social sciences – energy humanities. While bridging between natural sciences and humanities, energy humanities not only remap the geopolitical and ecological factors of energy policy at various levels but also develop new vocabulary (e.g. petroculture, nuclear phobia, nuclear identity, energy liberation, plutonium economy) and methodological tools (ecocriticism, nuclear criticism, econarratology etc.) to map the energetic history of humanity.
Parker Krieg (University of Helsinki): Coal Optimism: Carbon Ideologies and Structures of Feeling
Inna Sukhenko (University of Helsinki): Framing “Nuclear” Fiction as Archive within Energy Humanities
Atte Harjanne (Aalto University School of Business / Finnish Meteorological Institute) & Janne M. Korhonen (Turku School of Economics): Ditch the concept of renewables, talk about emissions – the risks of ambiguous normativity in the field of energy policy
Judit Nyari & Annukka Santasalo-Aarnio (Energy Conversion research group, Aalto University School of Engineering): From linear to circular energy model in transport
Athanasios Votsis & Riina Haavisto (Socio-economic Impact Research Group, Finnish Meteorological Institute): Urban DNA and sustainability outcomes: Planning pathways toward SDGs?
Harri Paananen (City of Espoo)
Inna Sukhenko (Univ. of Helsinki), inna.sukhenko(at)helsinki.fi
Viktor Pal (National Research University Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia), vpal(at)hse.ru
Meri Jalonen (Aalto University), meri.jalonen(at)aalto.fi
The panel will also include an introduction to the topic by the convenors.