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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),...

Reviews in Cultural Theory Special Issue: Energy Humanities

Petrocultures is very pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of Reviews in Cultural Theory edited by Jeff Diamanti and Brent Ryan Bellamy. The special issue, “Energy Humanities,” gathers experimental and brief accounts of the cultural history of energy in order to figure...

CFP: Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere

Climate Realism The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere Edited by Lynn Badia, Marija Cetinić, and Jeff Diamanti 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...

After Paris: Video

The 2015 UN Climate Convention in Paris (COP21) was an unprecedented gathering of global political leaders, and it will determine the future of climate change politics for decades to come. For many, COP21 was considered to be the last opportunity for national governments to offer...

Cultures of Energy Podcast is Live

The Center for Energy & Environmental Research at Rice University has released the inaugural podcast of their series, Cultures of Energy. From iTunes: Cultures of Energy brings writers, artists and scholars together to talk, think and feel their way into the Anthropocene. We cover serious issues like...

CFP: Powering the Future: Energy Resources in Science Fiction and Fantasy

The recent rise of the interdisciplinary subfield of “Energy Humanities” as a prominent critical endeavour has seen an efflorescence of academic and cultural production from around the world focussing on the crucial topic of energy resources. A major spur for this work is, of course,...

After Paris: An Interdisciplinary Response to the UN Climate Convention

AFTER PARIS An Interdisciplinary Response to the UN Climate Convention Art Gallery of Alberta Ledcor Theatre 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 January 28 (7:00-9:00 pm)   The 2015 UN Climate Convention in Paris (COP21) was an unprecedented gathering of global political leaders, and it will determine the future of...

Energy Futures Lab Launches Fellowship to Shape Alberta’s Energy Future

From CNW: The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) announces the Energy Futures Lab Fellows - 40 influencers from industry, NGOs, government, academia, and First Nations communities across Alberta, who will work together over the next three years to help accelerate the transition to a sustainable, resilient energy...

Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology – book now available!

Energy and Experience: An Essay in Nafthology (MCM Prime, 2015) By Antti Salminen & Tere Vadén Foreword by Jeff Diamanti   Free download of PDF @ http://www.mcmprime.com/books/energy-and-experience-an-essay-in-nafthology Paperback available soon from Amazon.com   If there is reason to believe that material circumstances such as the ownership of the means of production, geography, or levels...