Date: 21-23 February, 2018
Venue: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
Proposals due: 31 August 2017

A conference entitled “How New Are the Renewables? Historicizing Energy Transitions” will be held from 21-23 February, 2018 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The organisers, Sarah Kellberg (Deutsches Museum), Patrick Kupper (Innsbruck University) and RCC’s director Helmuth Trischler, are looking for studies of the history of specific renewable energies (wind power, solar power, etc.) and their applications (as fuel, heating, electric power, etc.) as well as case studies analyzing the history of renewables in a particular time period and region (e.g. in Nazi Germany, (post-)colonial India, or in the USA during the 1970s).

Applicants should send proposals with an abstract of 300–400 words and a short CV (in a single file) to by 31 August 2017. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a 3000-4000 word manuscript by 31 January 2018.

More information on the workshop can be found in this PDF or please contact either Patrick Kupper ( or Helmuth Trischler (

Image: Augustin Mouchot’s Largest Sun Machine (c.1866).