The Energy Humanities is an emerging field of study about energy and society.
Energy shapes culture. How we work, play, dream, and live is indebted to our use of fossil fuels.
We need new ways of thinking about energy. Art, philosophy, literature, and history can help us see our future and the challenges we face in a new light
Becoming sustainable requires more than replacing combustion engines with batteries. It means living together differently.
Solar panels, electric cars, or plastic-eating microbes? Let’s move beyond technocentric solutions to social and political problems.
Read what energy humanities scholars are saying.
Developed by the Transitions in Energy, Culture, and Society (TECS) project and the Petrocultures Research Group, energy humanities will feature commentary on current developments in energy and the environment, announcements and news items, and video interviews with influential and emerging voices on energy & society. This site will act as a gathering place for the exciting insights the humanities provide about the social nature of our environmental crises.Read More...
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted higher education in the United States. Millions of students and faculty have been forced to meet online using digital platforms like Zoom. Literature professor Stacey Balkan argues that Zoom education should not be considered a new normal, for the sake of students, faculty, and the planet.Read More...
In 2019, the Government of Alberta launched a Public Inquiry into "anti-Alberta energy campaigns that are supported by foreign organizations." Independent researcher László Németh warns that the inquiry's latest report is flirting with dangerous forms of populist rhetoric.Read More...
Learn from leading thinkers about energy and society.
Imre Szeman and Caleb Wellum from Energy Humanities speak with Annamie Paul, the leader of the Green Party of Canada about Annamie Paul's experience in international affairs, and how she plans to apply her knowledge in her position with the Green Party.
Imre Szeman and Caleb Wellum from Energy Humanities speak with Annamie Paul, the leader of the Green Party of Canada about the Green Party's message to Canada's oil-dependent provinces.
Imre Szeman and Caleb Wellum speak with Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada, about Canada's international role in the fight against climate change.