1st Conference on Mediterranean Studies: Renewable Energy and the Environment

1st Biannual Conference on Mediterranean Studies

Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions

DATES: 9-10 OCTOBER 2020

 Yaşar University Center for Mediterranean Studies is pleased to announce the 1st Biannual Conference on Mediterranean Studies: Renewable Energy and the Environment

Program of the Conference is now online: Conference Program

Abstract booklet of the conference is now online: Yaşar University CMS 1st Conference Abstract Booklet 2020


As energy politics remains a contested issue in the Mediterranean Basin, what political ecologies and future environments are emerging in the region? Can cooperation over renewable energies offer potential solutions? What are climate change and justice scenarios for different countries in the Basin? The first annual multidisciplinary conference on Mediterranean Studies is organized to encourage critical reflection around the encounters of overlapping energy and environment crisis in the Mediterranean Basin from economical, political and social perspectives.


Academics and researchers are welcome to submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) to [email protected]. PhD students, research/teaching assistants and master students are also welcome to participate in the conference. Abstracts should include the following information: Title, Full Name, Affiliation, Current Position, CV and keywords. All abstracts will be reviewed within three weeks after the deadline. Abstracts will be published in a booklet with an ISBN number. The conference is open to submissions from any discipline with interests in these themes:



We invite individual paper submissions and panel proposals (with 4 papers) engaging with but not limited to the following themes in relation to the Mediterranean Basin:


  • Economics and Politics of Energy Transition
  • Energy Politics and Economics
  • Social Dimension of Energy Transition
  • Gender and Renewable Energy Transition
  • Politics and Economics of Climate Change
  • Political Ecology
  • Energy Security
  • Energy and Environmental Movements
  • Energy and Environmental Conflicts
  • Environmental Justice
  • Environmental Migration
  • Politics of Resource Use and Waste
  • International and Local Water Politics


Dates: 9-10 October 2020

Venue: Online

Main Theme: Renewable Energy and the Environment: Social, Political and Economic Dimensions

Keynote Speaker: Ümit Şahin

Address for Abstract Submissions: [email protected]

Conference Fee: Conference participation is free of charge.

Language: We will accept abstracts both in English (preferred) and Turkish. Simultaneous translation will not be available.

Scientific Board:  Prof. Dr. Durmuş Özdemir, Prof. Dr. Emre İşeri, Assist. Prof. Dr. Levent Bilir, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sinan Ünlüsoy, Dr. Defne Gönenç


For additional information about the conference and the venue, please contact the organizers: [email protected]