Edmonton Sun: Green Sheikh coming to Edmonton

The 'Green Sheikh' is coming to town. No, he's not a comic-book hero, though to hear Darrel Demers and Joe Hak talk about him you might think he is. "He's part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but he's not connected to the oil and gas...

Call for Papers for an edited collection: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Oil

Recent years have seen the rise of the “Energy Humanities,” which consider cultures in terms of the energy sources that make them possible, energy sources that tend to be invisible to those inhabiting a given culture. In Oil Culture, for example, Ross Barrett and Daniel Worden...

Oilsands Student Delegation Annual Fort McMurray Trip

The Oilsands Student Delegation is now accepting applications for their 2015 trip to Fort McMurray. The OSD is a non-partisan, bias-balanced opportunity to explore the complex issues and stakeholder groups that surround oil sands development in Northern Alberta. Students of all backgrounds and faculties are welcome...

Lecture: Global Energy and Climate Policy: Insights from Germany and Europe

The EU Centre of Excellence, together with the office of the Vice President Research, University of Alberta International and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are hosting a lecture by Dr. R. Andreas Kraemer, senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in...

‘Everything is NOT awesome’: Thinking through Energy and Environmental Humanities

The Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network will host a seminar on the petro-cultural imagination on 18th September, at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, University of Edinburgh. The speakers include Danine Farquharson of Memorial University Newfoundland and Graeme Macdonald of University of Warwick, as well as...

“What Comes After Oil?” Media

The After Oil School gathered experts in energy humanities from the University of Alberta and around the world to explore, critically and creatively, the social, cultural and political changes necessary to facilitate a full-scale transition from fossil fuels to new forms of energy....

Art in the Anthropocene

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this book explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. With contributions by Amy Balkin,...

New and Forthcoming Titles

Paula Anca Farca (ed), Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (TrueHeart Press, July 2015) Description from TrueHeart Press: How are sources of energy presented in twentieth and twenty-first century literary texts? Energy in Literature shows...

What Comes After Oil?

Free Public Roundtable at the Art Gallery of Alberta Friday, August 21, 2015 / 6:30pm-9:15pm AGA Ledcor Theatre Limited Seating-Get Tickets @https://afteroil.eventbrite.ca Participants: Moderator: Todd Hirsch (Chief Economist, ATB Financial) Guest Speaker: Jennifer Jacquet (Environmental Studies, New York University) Respondents: Simon O’Byrne (Vice-President, Urban Planning, Stantec) Eddy Isaacs (Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Innovates – Energy...