How is energy converted into culture? Rebecca Wright considers the ways that culture can be read as a transformation of energy, drawing from examples such as geographer Ellsworth Huntington, who read the European Renaissance as evidence of the high levels of mental energy brought about by its climate. Rebecca Wright is a writer and research associate on the AHRC ‘Material Cultures of Energy’ research project at Birkbeck College, London. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.