Literature Program
 


Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Jaume Franquesa

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Hallwalls is the perfect setting for a sixth year of the Humanities Institute's Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series. These monthly presentations feature one fellow's research in an engaging lecture with lively follow-up conversation. This year's lineup highlights the interdisciplinary range of humanities research at UB.

Talks are on Friday afternoons at 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres are served. Please join us for any or all of the Scholars@Hallwalls talks!

Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods

Jaume Franquesa's talk, "Messy Ground: Wind, Profits and Livelihoods," offers a historically informed and ethnographically grounded study of the unparalleled development of wind energy in Spain. Franquesa analyzes the contradictions pervading this process (local opposition, boom-and-bust cycles, and modest environmental benefits) and reveals them as the result of continuities with the inherited energy model, characterized by centralized decision-making, corporate control, and the concentration of production in marginalized rural regions. His talk is part of the new energy humanities approach, which develops a sociocultural understanding of energy and energy transitions.