CNRS, UMR Sirice 8138 (Paris)
Energy is a rich concept that can analyze much of the evolution of societies over time.
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
This historiographical essay shows how historians have dealt with energy since the beginning of the 20th c. and until today.
Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London
Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
This paper argues that historians and their disciplinary practices can enhance the analysis of energy transitions by non-historians.
Sorbonne Université (Faculté des Lettres)/ UMR Sirice
The historical approach of energies consumers is based on several questions on the conceptual frameworks. In the dailylife anthropology framework, energy consumption disappears behind the use of the artefacts and becomes an infra-consumption.