15 de septiembre de 2016

CfP: Electric energy in history: social, economic and cultural issues

Type: Call for Papers
Date: July 22, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Location: Brazil
Subject Fields: Business History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, European History / Studies

Call for papers - Panel: Electric energy in history: social, economic and cultural issues

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  23 to 29 July 2017
PANEL COORDINATION: Nuno Luis Madureira, Lisbon University Institute, Portugal; Guildo Magalhães, São Paulo University, Brazil.

Topics to be presented include the historic appreciation of the development of the following subjects, but need not to be limited to them:
  • Integration of electrical networksand the economic policies ofinterconnected grids
  • Transmission line developments, from point to point transmissions to smart systems
  • Planning of energy consumption and production
  • The landscapes and the environment of energy production, transmission and local distribution
  • Energy issues from the consumer’s viewpoint.
  • Industrial heritage related to electricity production
  • Technological cycles in equipment (generators, motors, transformers, cables, automation etc.) and system’s evolution.
  • Electricity as leisure and entertainment, cultural impacts.
  • From the wired to the wireless world
  • Distribution of wealth and electric concentration
  • Pollution and environmental awareness:enterprises, public opinion and politics.