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Institute of Advanced Study

Postgraduate Carbon Trading Workshop

New Carbon Markets: A ‘Masterclass' and Workshop for Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers with Michel Callon and Donald Mackenzie

Durham University, November 8th 2007.

Durham University's Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is hosting a half day workshop with two of Europe's leading scholars in the sociology and anthropology of markets.  The event provides a rare opportunity for postgraduates and early career researchers to explore the issues surrounding the creation of new carbon economies. The workshop will provide an opportunity for people to explore their research questions, and problems, with Professor Michel Callon, the originator of some central concepts in contemporary market sociology, and Professor Donald Mackenzie, a leading scholar in the social study of finance.

The workshop will feature 8 short postgraduate presentations. Each will introduce the researcher's project and lead the group towards discussion of the conceptual or practical issues it entails. Presentations should be no longer than 10 minutes each in order to allow adequate time for discussion; they should end with at least one question for the two guest commentators and the wider group. The workshop is not limited to research on carbon markets, but priority will be given to work addressing, or connecting with, this theme.

The event will be held in Durham on the 8th of November 2007, starting at 9.30am and closing at 1pm. Refreshments will be provided; travel and accommodation costs cannot be covered, though there are low cost bed and breakfast options.

Attendance is limited to 25, so we encourage an early expression of interest. In the event of over subscription, priority will be given to postgraduate researchers.