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CFP: Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

An International, Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Oil Cultures and Energy Humanities University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland Aug 29 - Sep 1 2018 The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state, corporate, and...

Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture

Recently published by McGill Queen University Press: Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture Edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman A wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of oil and energy culture. Contemporary life is founded on oil - a cheap, accessible, and rich source of energy that has shaped cities and...

Climate Realism | Media@McGill International Colloquium

  Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings it casts. In the era of the Anthropocene—the contemporary epoch in which geologic conditions and processes are...

Materialism and the Critique of Energy: Coming Winter 2017

A collection of original essays, Materialism and the Critique of Energy, edited by Petrocultures' own Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, is slated for release in Winter 2017 from open access publisher MCM'. Stay updated on the release  on the publisher's website here....

Petro-Mama: Mothering in a Crude World Released!

Petro-Mama: Mothering in a Crude World, a short film inspired by a creative non-fiction piece of the same name by Sheena Wilson, explores the distress of a mother rushing her sick preschooler to the doctor against the backdrop of congested traffic in an oil refinery community   Read...

New Maternalisms Redux & Mapping the Maternal

New Maternalisms Redux &Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene Please join us for a series of public events, May 12, 13, and 14, 2016! Exhibition Opening, New Maternalisms Redux, May 12, 6-9pm, FAB Gallery Film Screening, The Motherhood Archives, May 13, 4-6pm, Garneau Theater ...

What’s Fuelling Our Future

Mindshare: what's fuelling our future? Speakers from across the globe share their perspectives on the future of energy systems. At the University of AlbertaPosted by Universities Canada on Monday, 18 April 2016 "As the world tries to move away from fossil fuels to cleaner, more renewable...

After Oil from WVU Press

After Oil explores the social, cultural, and political changes needed to make possible a full-scale transition from fossil fuels to new forms of energy. Written collectively by participants in the first After Oil School, After Oil explains why the adoption of renewable, ecologically sustainable energy...

Petrocultures 2016: Registration Open

Registration for Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore is now open. Early bird registration expires on June 1st, 2016. Petrocultures 2016: The Offshore will take place at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland from August 31 – September 3, 2016. The conference will feature Dr. Graeme Macdonald (University of Warwick),...