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Publications and presentations

The Energethics reseachers present their case studies at various conferences and workshops both nationally and internationally. This list gives an overview of the both presentations and publications. The list is continuously updated.

Publications

2018

Müftuoglu, Ingrid B., Ståle Knudsen, Ragnhild Freng Dale, Oda Eiken, Dinah Rajak and Siri Lange. 2018. "Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies" in Energy Research and Social Science, 45: 250-257.

2016

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2016 "Veivalg for universitetene i klimaendringenes tid" in Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift, 1:2016 [On ethics of petroleum research].

Lange, Siri and Abel Kinyondo. 2016 “Resource nationalism and local content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector”, in The Extractive Industries and Society, 3 (4): 1095-1104.

Presentations

2019

Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter. "Being Equinor Brazil: the art of doing frictionless sustainability work in the O&G business". Presentation of paper at the ASA conference held at University of East Anglia, England, 03.-06. September 2019.

Lange, Siri. "From donor to investor: petroleum investments in the post-aid era". Presentation of paper at the ASA conference held at University of East Anglia, England, 03.-06. September 2019.

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. "Between state and corporation: enacting infrastructures in a Norwegian petroleum town". Presentation of paper at the ASA conference held at University of East Anglia, England, 03.-06. September 2019.

Knudsen, Ståle [with Ingrid Birce Müftüoglu and Isabelle Hugøy]. "Bridging the gap: standardising responsibility in a Norwegian hydropower corporation through the 'stakeholder' figure". Presentation of paper at the ASA conference held at University of East Anglia, England, 03.-06. September 2019.

Knudsen, Ståle. "Energy ethics and corporations". Presentation together with Andrew Wright at The Eindhoven Energy Ethics Workshop 'Fair Energy Transition' in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 25.-26. January 2019.

2018

Lange, Siri. "Doing transnational investments the Scandinavian way: The 'business case' for Statoil's support to union work among its employees in Tanzania". Presentation at the ASAUK conference, University of Birmingham, England, 11.-13. September 2018.

Knudsen, Ståle. "Exploring energy governance through CSR: Norwegian energy corporations abroad", presentation of paper at the panel 'Energy in Motion', in addittion to Siri Lange's "Doing global investments the social democratic way: the 'business case' for Statoil's support to union work among its employees in Tanzania" and Ingrid B. Müftuoglu's "Shifting from labour rights to human rights in non-financial reporting in Norwegian energy companies" presentations of papers at the panel 'Globalized Workers and Trade Unionism' during the EASA 2018: Staying, Moving Settling conference in Stockholm, Sweden, 14.-17. August 2018. READ MORE.

Knudsen, Ståle. "Does the Nordic model make a difference? Corporate ethics of Norwegian energy companies going abroad", presentation at the Max Plank Instiute, Halle, Germany, 29. May 2018.

Müftöglu, Ingrid B. presented the paper "Shifting from labour rights to human rights in non-financial reporting in Norwegian energy companies: Normative assumptions and ethical implications" during the Nordic Challenges conference in Helsinki, Finland, 7.-9. March 2018. READ MORE.

2017

Knudsen, Ståle, Siri Lange and Ingrid B. Müftüoglu, "Energethics: Norwegian energy companies abroad - Statkraft in Turkey and Statoil in Tanzania" Presentation of project and case studies during 'Bergen Anthropology Day 2017', 15 Sept, University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute.

Lange, Siri. 2017 "Investing in Tanzania – a joint opportunity for promoting gender equality and development?" Presentation at FOKUS - Forum for Women and Development's  Researcher's Forum, 22 May 2017, Eldorado book store, Oslo.

Knudsen, Ståle. 2017 "Energy anthropologies: legacies and research agendas", participant at roundtable and discussion with the Energy Anthropology Network roundtable and discussion at Energy Impacts: People, Responsibilities and the Contested Futures of Energy Developments, 28 February - 2 March 2017, University of Bergen.

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2017 "Petroleum in the Barents Region: local content or dreams at sea?", Presentation at Energy Impacts: People, Responsibilities and the Contested Futures of Energy Developments, 28 February - 2. March 2017, University of Bergen.

2016

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2016 "Challenges for the Norwegian oil industry; the view from Finnmark." Contribution to a discussion panel during Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Change Policy: An International Conference by Stockholm Environment Institute, at The Queen's College, Oxford, UK. September 2016.

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2016 "Extracting the Social: anthropological approaches to resource extraction", Presentation during the Emerging Leaders programme at Arctic Frontiers, 20-26 January 2016. 

Gross, Lena. 2016 “Black dependency - How the petroleum industry has changed Canada”. Concerned Students Day; Oslo, Norway 2016-04-21.

Gross, Lena. 2016 “(Uncomfortable) Solidarities Doubtable Belongings and Human and Non-human Relations in Alberta’s Tar/Oil Sands Region”. SOLIDARIT(I)ÉS - CASCA AND SANA 2016; Halifax, Canada 2016-05-11 - 2016-05-15.

Gross, Lena. 2016 “Walking the Line. Balancing research -, community- and personal interests in Canada’s tar sands”. Årskonferanse i Norsk antropologisk forening 2016; Oslo, Norway 2016-05-06 - 2016-05-08.

Lange, Siri 2016 "What happened to local content in the Tanzanian mining sector?" Paper presented at the 21st Annual Research Workshop, "Making industrialization work for socio-economic transformation", 06th to 07th April, 2016 Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

2015

Gross, Lena. 2015 “Spaces of restraints, spaces of freedom. The northern work camps as landscape in the tar/oil sands industry of Alberta”. Landscapes, sociality and materiality; Helsinki, Finland 2015-10-21 - 2015-10-22.

Gross, Lena. 2015 “Working the Sands: Seasonal Time and Changing Expectations in the Albertan Oil/Tar Sands”. "Familiar/Strange" AAA 2015; Denver, USA 2015-11-18 - 2015-11-22.

Conference workshops

Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Powering the Planet. Ingrid Birce Müftüoglu, Ståle Knudsen, Siri Lange, Ragnhild Freng Dale and Oda Eiken organised a workshop for attendees at the symposium called "Accounting for Energy" and presented the project during the symposium's interactive "Energy Hotspots". 28-29. October 2017, Durham University, England. READ MORE.

Panels

2019

Ståle Knudsen and Dinah Rajak organized the panel "Neoliberalization and the ambivalent role(s) of the state in transnational energy companies" at the conference ASA: Anthropological perspectives on global challenges. The panel discussed comparatively how transnational companies, the state and the neoliberal economic order are linked in complex ways in energy industries. Siri Lange, Ragnhild Freng Dale, Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Ståle Knudsen and other invited contributors presented papers. The conference was held at the University of East Anglia, England, 03-06 September 2019.

General media and newspaper articles

2017

Knudsen, Ståle. 2017 "Moving with Energy from Periphery to Center of Society", Energy Anthropology Network, EASA 13.06.2017.

2016

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2016 "Statoils goodwillkampanje i Aftenposten unnviker fakta" ["Statoil's goodwill campaign avoids facts"], Aftenposten 8.12.2016 (Avaliable through: https://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/debatt/i/w20RL/Statoils-goodwillkampanje-i-Aftenposten-unnviker-fakta--Ragnhild-Freng-Dale).

Dale, Ragnhild Freng. 2016 “Etikk kan ikke outsources” ["Ethics cannot be outsourced"], Dagbladet 11.07.2016 (Available through:http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/etikk-kan-ikke-outsources/60312999).